Curtis Melton Stanton Jr.



Curtis Milton Stanton Jr. was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon, on August 2, 1947, and passed away 4:46 a.m. September 3, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Walla Walla, Washington. A visitation will be held at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton from 10-2 on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Funeral service to be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Beatty Valley Gospel Mission (Beatty Church), 42726 Walnut St., in Beatty, Oregon. Lunch to follow.

Curt was a strong family man, he kept all his family close to his heart – always remembered everyone’s birthdays. He was loved by so many. In his early days, he was a logger and choke setter working in the southern Oregon woods and Happy Camp, California, area. He worked for a time in Chiloquin with the Forest Service and Archie Area digging for artifacts. He lived with his mom in Portland for five years until she passed, then lived with his sister Lee before moving to Pendleton where he resided for 18 years.

Curt is survived by his sisters Ilene Lee Stanton Oleary, Christine Stanton, Rosie Duran, Jackie Davies and Elizabeth Maldonado; brother Byron Stanton; nieces Trina Crader, Christi Jasso, Karlee Wright, Raquel, Gina, Cianna and Brandy; and nephews Stephen Jasso, Eclipse and Shyam, Jordan Crader, Ryder Princehouse, Morgan Princehouse, Michael Lunetta, Brandon, Anthony, Nick, Eric, Ramon, Nestor Esqueda and James Esqueda.

Special thank you to Grady and Patricia Barnes, who graciously cared for Curt over the last 11 years.

As Mickey Mouse would say: “I’m Badder than Bad!”

Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the online condolence book at