Longtime Venice resident Aida Marie Curtis has died. She was 94.
Curtis died Sunday, April 13th, in Santa Monica, surrounded by friends and family.
She was born in Los Alamos in Santa Barbara County on February 23rd, 1914.
Curtis graduated from Santa Maria High School in 1932 and went on to graduate from Stanford University in 1936.
After her graduation from Stanford, Curtis married Clifford Decosto Curtis and they moved to the Los Angeles area in the late 1930s. The couple then moved to Venice in 1948.
Curtis was a loving mother who enjoyed painting, antiques, gardening, cooking and taking rides in the rain, friends said.
She was preceded in death by her father Samuel J. Boradori in 1933; her mother Eugenia E. “Lena” Boradori in 1982; her sister Eugenia Marjorie “Jean” Boradori in 2002; a son Christopher D. Curtis in 1944; and her husband Clifford in 1950.
Curtis is survived by her sons Ronald L. Curtis of Venice and William E. Curtis and his wife Diana of Fresno; stepdaughters Debbie Dailey and Dawn Guglielmino; stepsons John Dailey, Jim Dailey and Dan Dailey; and many grandchildren and cousins.
Viewing hours are scheduled from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17th, at the Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary in Santa Maria. Burial services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday, April 18th, at the Santa Maria Cemetery.