Barbara Curtis Obituary

Barbara  Curtis
Barbara Curtis

March 5, 2018
Born in Noorvik, Alaska
Resided in Anchorage, Alaska


Barbara Kate Akisaqpak Curtis, 60, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018 at her home in Anchorage, AK. She was born on May 4, 1957 in Noorvik, AK and raised by Walter and Violet Pungalik.
She grew up in Noorvik and moved to Anchorage where she met the love of her life, Michael J. Curtis, Sr. They were married on August 21, 1982.
She loved the Lord, her husband, her children, grandchildren, and the people of Alaska. Her life was dedicated to serving and worshiping the Lord.
Mike and Barbara started into ministry in 1983 and pastored at Wainwright, Kotzebue, Nikiski, Anchorage, Point Hope, and Barrow. Midnight Son Ministries was started in 1987. They traveled by boat through the Yukon River from Eagle through the villages of Emmonak. Although the Yukon River is where God led them the most, they provided support to many Alaskans across the state travelling to 30 or 40 villages each year. Her heart and passion for the Alaska Native people resonates in all the lives she has impacted throughout her life.
Barbara is preceded in death by her husband, Michael J. Curtis, Sr.; her grandparents, Walter and Violet Pungalik; her father Wilber Sampson; as well as her brothers Homer, Jimmy, Steven, Brian Ballot and Richard Brannon.
Survived by her children, Elesema Wigley, Charity Cook, Michael Curtis, Genna Carpenter, Manny and Jewel Curtis; her mother Margaret Brannon; her sisters Helen Roberts, Parolee McCord, Tina Ballot and Petey Pungalik; her eighteen grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
A Memorial Service will be held at Anchorage First Assembly, 1540 C St, Anchorage, AK at 11:00am on March 10, 2018, follow by potluck. Burial will follow in Fairbanks, AK at the Birch Hill Cemetery on March 12, 2018 11:00am, followed by a potluck at JP Jones Community Development Center.




Funeral Home
Cremation Society of Alaska
7216 Lake Otis Parkway
Anchorage, AK United States 99507