Iím Free

Donít grieve for me for now Iím free
Iím following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard him call
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
 Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I found that peace at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship started, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life has been full, I savored much,
Good friends, good times, a loved oneís touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Donít lengthen it now with undue grief
Lift up your heart and share with me
God wanted me now; He set me free.


In loving Memory of

Russell D. Curley

Date of Birth
October 22, 1922
Lexington, Nebraska

Date of Death
February 10, 2005
Normandy Park, Washington

Services at
St. Philomena Catholic Church
Monday, February 14, 2005 at 11:00 AM

Father Gerald Lovett
Nan Merlich
Gethsemane Catholic Cemetery
Federal Way, Washington

A reception followed the Mass at
St. Philomena Catholic Church


At the Mass, Russ was remembered through words from:

 his youngest son, Tim, 

his eldest daughter, Bev, 

and his niece and nephew, Rene and Darrin 

In closing, Tim read this short work from 
Sherrie Bradley Neal, written January 2001: 

Many waters I have sailed
Throughout the voyage of life
Over waters tranquil
Free of pain and strife.

Sometimes tossed in raging storms
Though never left alone
There was a light that beckoned me
Toward the shores of home. 

Always in the distance
This beacon I could see
Giving me direction
As I sailed upon Lifeís sea. 

My journey is completed now
The tide is drifting in
My vessel moves on gentle wavesÖ
Eternity begins.

Amazing Grace by Hollie Smith


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