In Memory of

Victoria

Curtis

Obituary for Victoria Curtis

Dr. Victoria Sue Curtis (Vikki), 68, of Pensacola passed away on March 10, 2024 surrounded by her beloved family.
Vikki was born in Midland, MI to Charles and Janet (Roggerman) Wright; and lived most of her life there. She began her career working in a nursing home, then later earned credentials to work as a medical lab technician. Vikki developed an interest in studying the human heart when she was young, having received a human heart model one Christmas. She was fascinated by it; and remembered putting it together and taking it apart over and over. When she went back to school in her forties, she chose medical sociology, and focused her study on doctors’ knowledge of the different symptoms experienced by women and men during major cardiac events. In 2004 she received her Doctoral Degree in Medical Sociology. Although she was never able to work in her field, if anyone mentioned the heart around her, she would go to her desk and pull out a study for you! Vikki capped off her career as a lab tech at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. She was proud to retire as a member of a close-knit group who worked the night shift.

Vikki was passionate about gardening and could piddle in the yard for hours. She built a frog pond and was tickled when the frogs came; and she tended to stray cats wherever she found them. She loved cooking and baking for big holiday meals with family, and she had a thing for kitchen gadgets – our drawers are full of them. She also loved long trips to the grocery store (but would leave the house saying, “I only need a few things” (even the little ones knew better).

She is survived by her life partner, and soulmate, Paula Brush; her sons, Spencer Brush (Lynette), Jake Kiefer, and Nate Kiefer (Sheila); grandchildren, Ian, Avery, Michael, Emily, Hailey, and Spencer; great-grandson, Raynor; mother-in-law, Clara Jean Stewart; and sister, Pamela Stewart. She is also survived by five siblings: Kathy Walker (Jim), David Wright (Debbie), Gary Wright (Julie), Annette Wright (Jean), and Mike Wright (Camille); and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Vikki is preceded in death by both her parents; her eldest brother, Ed Wright; and her brother-in-law, Steve Stewart.