Helen Carolyn Curry

On Saturday, October 5, 2019, Helen Carolyn Curry of Orange, Virginia passed away at the age of 83.  After a short battle with cancer, Carol peacefully returned to her Heavenly Father with her family by her side.

Carol was born on September 7, 1936 in Memphis, Tennessee to Edward “Eddie” and Etolye Cunningham.  Carol worked as a Registered Nurse for many years after receiving her nursing training from Saint Joseph Hospital in Memphis.

Her successful and very fulfilling career included being an Operating Scrub nurse for over 27 years, an ER nurse, Director of Nursing at Iliff Nursing Home in Fairfax, Virginia and leading the Certified Nursing Aide program at Overlook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Warrenton, Virginia for several years.

Carol was a member of the Lake of the Woods Lions Club where she dedicated many hours over the past two decades.  She so enjoyed working with the Leo’s Club youth program, serving the community with the Sight & Hearing screenings at  the local schools,  street fairs, and the annual RAM event, as well as being a member of the scholarship committee.  

Carol loved watching her grandkids play sports.  She could often be found on the sidelines or in the stands cheering them on or volunteering in the concession booth.  She was so dedicated to her family and could be considered a second Grandma by many of the neighborhood kids.

Carol is preceded in death by her husband Thomas J. Curry, her sister Madeline Millican and her parents Arnie and Etolye Millican.  

Carol is survived by her son Michael L. Watts (Sharon), her daughter Jennifer Plamp (Ralph), sister Sharron Ridpath (Tom), brother Timothy Millican (Patricia), her beloved grandchildren, Michael T. Watts, Cory J. Plamp, Joseph Plamp, Seth Watts, Kelley Plamp, Brian Plamp and well as many nieces and nephews.  

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 3pm at Locust Grove Primary School.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to: Lake of the Woods Lions Club, P.O. Box 605, Locust Grove, Virginia 22508 or Orange County Animal Shelter, 11362 Porter Road, Orange, Virginia 22960. Online guestbook is available at johnsoncares.com.

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