January 29, 1940 - January 16, 2022
Suzanne “Kae” Curtis Kae passed away peacefully on Sunday January 16, 2022 on her own terms, she would not have it any other way. She was born January 29, 1940 to Neil and Susanne Kooyman in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was the oldest of 5 kids. She grew up in the Sugarhouse area and learned from a young age how to love and serve those around her. She was a 1958 graduate from South High School and was very proud to be a South High Cub. On March 20th 1959, she married the love of her life, Kay Curtis. Mom would tell the story of when she saw Dad at his mission homecoming. She said to herself “That’s the man I’m going to marry.” And so started the famous Kay and Kae Curtis. Scott and Stefanie joined their lives and for ten years they thought their family was complete. Having been told it couldn’t happen, Matthew was born. One year later, Shelby came. One year later, Jeremy and Emily came together. Four babies in just three years. To say she had her hands full doesn’t even start to describe it. Mom loved people and would talk to anyone who listened. She would often remark that she must have a sign on her forehead that said “Talk to me.” Her father had passed along the gift of gab to her and she surely has passed along to her children. She was a second mom to all her children’s friends. She loved them hanging out at her house and she kept the freezer full of frozen pizzas ready to feed them all. She had 10 grandchildren but hundreds of surrogate grandchildren. Mom loved being a grandma. She was so proud of them and tried to get to all of their activities whether it be football, swimming, track, lacrosse, band, choir or plays. She was always there, cheering them on when she could. She loved to knit and always made something special for the grandkids at Christmas time. All her grandkids and many others are lucky to have one of “Kae’s Kritters.” She never took money for these knitted stuffed animals and always had one on the needles she was working on. Mom served in many callings in the church. Her favorite was Stake Primary President because she loved visiting all the little children of the stake. She loved the gospel of Jesus Christ and had a strong testimony of it. Mom is survived by her husband of 62 years, Kay Curtis (Sandy UT.) Scott Curtis (Debby), Stefanie Stringham (Quintin), Matthew Curtis (Lisa), Jeremy Curtis (Amy) and Emily Curtis. Her grandchildren, Kristin, Kyle, Kaelee, Christopher, Tanner, Kooyman, William, Peyton and Cora. She is preceded in death by Shelby Curtis (daughter), Abbi Curtis (granddaughter), Neil and Susanne Kooyman (parents), Annette Urhan (sister), Kenneth and Relia Curtis (in-laws) and many other loved ones. We wish we could have seen the reunion of her and Shelby when she finally saw her daughter whole. We are comforted in knowing they are together again. Funeral services will be held on January 26, 2022 at 11:00 am. A viewing will be held the evening before from 6-8 pm and before services 9:45-10:30 am. Services and viewing will be held at the LDS chapel at 586 East 8400 South in Sandy, Utah 84070. The family would like to thank Stonehenge Rehabilitation and Harmony Home and Hospice, for their care and support to us and her in her final days. To Blake Yates and his team at Premier Funeral Services for there being able to put up with this crazy family. We love and will miss our Mother, Grandmother, Aunt and Friend and look forward to the day when we will be reunited with her in the eternities.
Suzanne “Kae” Curtis Kae passed away peacefully on Sunday January 16, 2022 on her own terms, she would not have it any other way. She was born January 29, 1940 to Neil and Susanne Kooyman in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was the oldest... View Obituary & Service Information
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