Joseph Easton Cure
Burlington, Colorado and former Stratton, Colorado resident Joseph Easton Cure passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2011, at his home in Burlington, after a lingering illness. He was 88 years old.
Joe was born on April 6, 1923 in Fowler, Kansas. He was the tenth of twelve children born to Horace and Edith (Eisenbart) Cure.
Joe joined the Marines on May 30, 1944 (67 years ago). He served his country in Okinawa, Japan, and was with the occupation of China until 1946.
Returning to Kansas, Joe met and married Laurita Waterhouse of Burdett, Kansas in May of 1947. They were blessed with three children: Richard, Shirley and Margaret.
Joe and Laurita lived on the farm south of Stratton, Colorado for 43 years before moving to Burlington, Colorado. Joe was raised on a small farm in Kansas, and spent his life farming and ranching. His other main interests were his Catholic Faith and the John Birch Society. Fishing and card playing with neighbors were two of Joe’s hobbies, but his most exciting activity was probably chasing coyotes and many humorous stories he recalled.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Margaret, five brothers, Lloyd Cure, Paul Cure, Leo Cure, Bill Cure and Ernie Cure, and five sisters, Verna Hoffman, Dora Morrill, Esther Fuhrman, Pearl Ney and Zella Cure.
He is survived by his loving and caring wife Laurita, his son Richard and wife Rosanna of Sanger, Texas, daughter Shirley Smith and her husband Wayne of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, eleven grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, one brother Earl Cure of Hanston, Kansas and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.