Curt Jorgensen of Phoenix, AZ, died on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at age 53, after a short illness. He is survived by his parents Walter and Marcia Jorgensen, sister Sandra (George) Searle, brother Rex (Kathy) Jorgensen, nephew Ross Jorgensen, nieces Maddy and Kate Jorgensen, as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, his many friends and his dog Charlie. Curt was born in South Bend, Indiana, but grew up in Phoenix and Scottsdale. He attended Kachina Elementary, Kiva Elementary, Saguaro High School, Scottsdale Community College and Northern Arizona University. He worked for many years in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Curt was a kind, generous, and independent person with a thirst for adventure. He loved to travel and was able to spend time in Australia, Hawaii, Mexico, Peru, Panama, Columbia and all over the USA. He was most comfortable outdoors where he enjoyed hiking, camping and even scuba diving. He was able to spend the last few summers camping, boating and fishing for trout at Big Lake in the White Mountains of Arizona. He was an Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR auto race fan like his father, and even raced ¼ midget cars competitively at a young age. A private family Inurnment will be held at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Phoenix, AZ. A Celebration of Curt’s Life will be held at a later date. Gifts in Curt’s memory may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, 350 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013.
Ray and I were so sorry to hear about Curt’s untimely passing. He was a good soul and will be remembered fondly. Our thoughts are with all the Jorgensens and Searles. We hope your sorrow and pain will be eased by thoughts of the happy times spent together.
I knew Curt for many years and will remember his sense of humor and laughter. His spirit will be missed.
We had the privilege of getting to know Curtis at Big Lake. He was a kind and friendly soul.
Our hearts are hurting for his family at this time. His memories will be treasured
I was devastated to hear the news. Although I only knew Curtis for a short time he made a huge impact. My sympathy goes out to his entire family and I know also that Charlie will miss his buddy. I was thrilled to have brought them together. Will miss you greatly Curtis!
Rest in peace Curt. I’ll always remember your smile. And how much of a help you were to your Aunt Zonna when she moved to Chandler. Prayers for you and all the family.
I grew up with Curt. He was a great guy. Very unique sense of humor, and always up for an adventure. My deepest condolences to his parents and his sister Sandra and brother Rex.
Ray & Joni Aselin
My husband & I became very good friends with Curtis over the last 7 years…We will miss him dearly….Words cannot express the loss we feel…We will forever have the memories of the fun times & great talks we’ve shared….
Ray & Joni Aselin
Walt, Marcia, Sandy, Rex My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time. May God give you the peace and comfort you seek and may Curt rest in peace.
Christopher and Kathleen Chaffee
Rex, Kathy and Family, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother and Uncle Curt. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Rex, Kathy and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
The Castrichini Family
May the memories you all made and shared be the wings upon which you rise above on and soar past this season of sadness…….I shared homerooms and playground time with Curt at Kiva…..too young and too soon it feels but I believe he’s only but a veil-width away and is better than okay right this minute…..I speak out blessings and peace over the family, friends and pets left to journey here still….my condolences but also hopefulness that our shapes only alter but our soul and our unique spark live on in infinity…all to be reunited upon each transition will all will make…..find comfort as you spend time together as family and friends to celebrate this bright, adventurous and brave soul!