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In Memory of

Frances Collens Curtis

April 21, 1919 - March 28, 2015

Obituary


Frances Collens Curtis died on Saturday, March 28, 2015. She was 95 years old. Wife of the late Nathaniel Cortlandt Curtis, Jr. Daughter of the late Thomas Wharton and Stella Harang Collens. Survived by her seven children: Carol C. Kemper (William “Buddy”) of Flat Rock, NC; Nell C. Tilton (Eugene “Chip”) of New Orleans; Nathaniel C. “Cort” Curtis III (Mary) of Laguna Niguel, CA; Frances Curtis (Richard Schembor) of Lexington, MA; Stella C. Colomb (Charles “Buff”) of New Orleans; Kathryn C. Hodorek (Robert) of Costa Rica; and David Campbell Wharton Curtis of New Orleans. She...

Frances Collens Curtis died on Saturday, March 28, 2015. She was 95 years old. Wife of the late Nathaniel Cortlandt Curtis, Jr. Daughter of the late Thomas Wharton and Stella Harang Collens. Survived by her seven children: Carol C. Kemper (William “Buddy”) of Flat Rock, NC; Nell C. Tilton (Eugene “Chip”) of New Orleans; Nathaniel C. “Cort” Curtis III (Mary) of Laguna Niguel, CA; Frances Curtis (Richard Schembor) of Lexington, MA; Stella C. Colomb (Charles “Buff”) of New Orleans; Kathryn C. Hodorek (Robert) of Costa Rica; and David Campbell Wharton Curtis of New Orleans. She is also survived by thirteen grandchildren: Kelly Everett (Roberto Aburto - Silva), Anne Everett, Christopher Tilton, Cassandra Jellà (Steven), Michael Curtis, Stefan Schembor, Erik Schembor, Christian Schembor, Rebecca Brinkmann (Yves), Brian Hodorek (Amber), Nathan Hodorek, Justin Hodorek, and Amy Hodorek; and eleven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Wharton Collens, Jr.



Frances was a graduate of the Academy of the Sacred Heart, and attended Newcomb College where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She was also a member of the Junior League of New Orleans, the Southern Yacht Club, The Colonial Dames of America, Children of Mary Sodality, and a parishioner of Holy Name of Jesus Church.



The family wishes to thank the staff at Lambeth House (St. Anna’s) and The Sanctuary at Passages Hospice for their care and compassion.



Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral service at LAKE LAWN METAIRIE FUNERAL HOME, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. in New Orleans, on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 1:00PM. Interment will follow in Metairie Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the funeral home beginning at 11:00AM. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Second Harvest Food Bank, St. Augustine High School, or a charity of your choice is suggested.



To view and sign the guest book, visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.