Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Curtis Veldon Manley Jr.

Born: 04/05/1933 Died: 07/30/2009 Maiden Name: n/a Honorific: n/a

Curtis Veldon Manley Jr., 76, passed away on July 30, 2009, in Tulsa. He was born on April 5, 1933, to Curtis V. Manley and Olive Pugh Manley. Curtis’ maternal grandmother, Ada Wilson Pugh, was an original enrollee of the Choctaw Nation. Curtis was a true teacher who believed in challenging his students to achieve more than they thought they could accomplish. His greatest pleasure from his many years in education was to see his students reach their goals both great and small. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother. Survivors include his daughter, Robin Haynes and her husband, Randy; son, Rick Manley and wife Patti; grandchildren, Jesse, Brandon, Bonnie and Brenna; mother of the children, Barbara Phillips; and many special extended family members including sister-in-law, Sylvia Manley.