Charles Calvin Curtis, Sr.

Thursday, May 21, 2020
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Charles Calvin Curtis, Sr., most recently resided in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and was a resident of Gardiner, Montana and operator of Red’s Blue Goose Saloon. We are deeply saddened to share that “Red” passed away late Tuesday morning on May, 19, 2020, at 90 years old. 

Red never needed to say very much because it was clear by his actions how much he loved his high school sweetheart, Rosella, how important family was to him and how much he cherished Montana. He was larger than life in many ways. 

Red’s childhood was marked by the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl in Oklahoma. He went on to serve our country as a member of the military police during the Korean War. He then worked on the Northern Pacific Railway and still built a business with Chuck and Rosella at the Old Paris Flea Market before “retiring” to Gardiner with the Blue Goose. 

While we have lost a legend, we all know that Red and Rosella are finally having a “Canadian and water” together again. A memorial will be announced. 

Franzen-Davis Funeral Home and Crematory has been entrusted with arrangements. To view the obituary or share condolences, visit