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Justin Raymond Curren, age 71, passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. He was born on August 10, 1945 at Memorial Hospital in Houston, TX to Edward and Pauline (Songy) Curren. A proud native Houstonian, he attended Blessed Sacrament School and St. Thomas High School. He earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of Houston and a Master's degree from the University of Redlands. While at the University of Houston, he met Dona Catherine Osborn. Shortly after graduating, they married and spent the next half century together raising four sons and countless dogs. Early in his career he served as a special education teacher and then worked in the insurance industry where, over decades, he built many relationships and shared his knowledge with younger coworkers. While no longer a teacher, he still loved teaching, whether through coaching his sons' baseball teams or mentoring the next generation of golfers through the Houston Golf Association Junior Golf Program. He retired in 2010 and spent his time playing golf with his friends, fishing with his sons, traveling with his wife and spoiling his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Dona; his four sons, David (Becky), Ryan, Donnie and Andrew (Mary Catherine); and three grandchildren, Reilly, Emory and James. Justin will be missed dearly.
"We expect to receive again our own bodies, though they be dead and cast into the earth, for we maintain that with God nothing is impossible." - Saint Justin Martyr
Services will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 2:00PM at the Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home - Huntsville, 1700 Normal Park Dr., Huntsville, TX 77340. Reception will follow the service at The Holiday Inn Express (behind the funeral home) in Huntsville, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to:
The First Tee of Greater Houston (www.thefirstteegreaterhouston.org)
St. Thomas High School (www.sths.org)
Houston Area Parkinson Society (www.hapsonline.org)
Full obituary may be viewed and memorial condolences made to the family at www.shmfh.com.
Published on September 16, 2016
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