Curt was a very special gift from God. He made me, Martha Pilgrim Owens, a better person for having known him and loved him the past 15 years. He was not only my husband, but he was my best friend. A special friend wrote the following in honor of Curt. I think it sums it up very nicely:
Three points to remember when reflecting on Curt's life:
First, was Curt's enthusiasm. To say he was "gung-ho" about how he lived his life is an understatement. He always approached things with a high level of energy and a smile on his face. In Curt's eyes the glass was always "half full".
Second, behind that macho image he liked to portray, Curt had a heart of gold. He was a very caring person. Not very teary and outwardly emotional, but inside Curt had compassion for everyone. Whether you owned the company or swept out the office at the end of the day, Curt always had time for a kind word. He loved people and let them know it.
Third, was Curt's sense of loyalty. In a time when professional athletes void contracts at the drop of a hat and people move from one company to the next on a whim, Curt remained a person loyal to those he loved and with whom he worked. As successful as Curt was, he had many opportunities to leave Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina and see if the grass really was greener on the other side.
In the end, Curt was loyal to his lovely wife, Martha, to his family and to the legion of friends he had made over his lifetime. Work wise, you can sum it up by saying Curt was "true blue".