Curtis Layton Jaussi

Feb. 26, 1944 – Oct. 1, 2018

Curtis Layton Jaussi, age 74, passed away Oct. 1, 2018, in St George, Utah, after a seven-year battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by family.

Curtis was born on Feb. 26, 1944, in Soda Springs, Idaho, to J.L. and Marilyn (Bee) Jaussi, the second of five children. He grew up riding horses and working on the family ranch in the Bear Lake area. He graduated from Montpelier High School and served a 2 1/2-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Switzerland, the home of his ancestors. He received a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree from Central Missouri State University.

Curtis married Nancy Peterson on Sept. 1, 1966, in the Salt Lake City Temple. They were blessed with four children. He spent his life designing and building homes in Utah, Idaho and Hawaii. He also taught drafting and design at Uintah High School in Vernal, Utah, for six years.

Curtis loved to build things, from airplanes to cars to things for the house. In his spare time, he enjoyed reading and flying airplanes. He served a second LDS mission with his wife, Nancy, in Micronesia, Guam, on the island of Kosrae. After being diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, Curtis still built four more homes in Island Park, Idaho and Hawaii.

Curtis was preceded in death by his father J.L. Jaussi. He is survived by his wife Nancy, his mother Marilyn, his sisters Marian and Darlene and his brothers Kyle and Clair. He is also survived by his four children, Carrie (Brad) Garner, Chris (Jamie) Jaussi, Justin (Yayoi) Jaussi and Ryan (Rebecca) Jaussi, 16 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Funeral services

  • Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m., at the Coral Canyon LDS Chapel located at 1950 North Coral Canyon Blvd., Washington, Utah. The family will receive friends at 9 a.m.
  • Interment and a short graveside service will be at the Smithfield, Utah, cemetery located at 300 East Center Street, Smithfield, Utah, on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 9 a.m.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-673-2454.

For condolences, full obituary and funeral listings please visit Spilsbury Mortuary online.

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