Our beloved Doris “Babs” Curless entered the gates of heaven on Sunday, March 9, 2014, surrounded by her daughters and granddaughter at the age of 81 years young.
She was born to Oliver and Doris Moore on Dec. 19, 1932, in Minneapolis, Minn. They preceded her in death, along with two sisters, Beverly Spence and Virginia Banks; and one son-in-law, Roger Starkey.
Bab’s dream came true when she opened and operated the very successful Babs Delta Diner in 1994 alongside her daughter Deby Starkey as her manager and best friend. She was the trendsetter for the waterfront of Suisun City as the first business to open on the Delta with her homemade cobblers, pies, cinnamon rolls, hash, eggs benedict and much more. However, her real claim to fame was getting to know her customers by name and giving them the special service they deserved.
Babs possessed a love for all those she met, but especially for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, who all survive. She was a devoted mother to Harley Curless (Kay), Jan Jones (Norman), Deby Curless Starkey and Linda Chase (Steve); in addition to her beloved nephew, David Broman (Tricia); and a devoted grandmother to Joe, Cara, Justin, Jenifer, Rebecca, Jessicca, Lettie and D.J.; great-grandmother to Lauren, Jack, Madison, Kody, Katelyn, Kolston, Kinslee, Olivia, Trenton, Connor, Tyler, Jessicca, Alexis, Payton, Sidney, Emma, Se’lah, Sophie, Sylas, Skyer, Spencer, Saydee, Selma, Natalie, Dylon, Jacob and Hallee.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate Babs’ life at the Suisun waterfront in Suisun City at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Lupus Foundation of America/Heartland Chapter, 4640 Shenandoah Ave., St. Louis, Mo., 63311-3422.
Arrangements under the care of Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave,. Fairfield, Calif., 94533, 425-1041.