Curtis Eugene Kennedy

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Durango resident Curtis Eugene Kennedy died Monday, June 4, 2012. He was 56. The cause of death was not disclosed.

Mr. Kennedy was born to Gene and Alice Kennedy on Oct. 7, 1955, in Durango. He grew up in Hesperus, graduating from Durango High School in 1974.

In September 1981, Curtis married Tracy L. Haygood in Durango.

Mr. Kennedy was a longtime measurement technician for several different natural-gas gathering companies. His most recent employer was Red Cedar, where he was employed for 11 years.

“His greatest pride and love was for his twin daughters, his wife and his family,” his family said. “He was a dedicated father and husband, who loved living out his passion for sports through his children. Curtis’ strong faith and church family were also a significant part of his life.”

Mr. Kennedy was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Farmington.

Mr. Kennedy is survived by his wife of 30 years, Tracy Kennedy, of Durango; daughters Kelly Kennedy and Jordan Kennedy, both of Durango; parents, Gene and Alice Kennedy, of Hesperus; sister, Emily Hanon, of Farmington; brother, Randy Kennedy, of Castle Rock; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and numerous extended family members.

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2012, at the Marvel Grange on County Road 134. A dinner will be held after the service. Friends and family are asked to bring a potluck dish and a story to share.