On the evening of May 28th, 2021, Curtis “Curt” Dean Standing, beloved father/brother/friend, passed away peacefully in Salt Lake City, Utah, due to complications from an illness.
Curtis was born on April 2nd, 1959 in Wolf Point, Montana. He was the fourth child of Arlene and Gifford Standing.
In his early years as a kid, Curtis grew up on the family homestead in Oswego. He was raised surrounded by family, usually visiting his cousins, aunties, and uncles. He loved riding horses across the fields around the homestead with his brothers and sister.
When he was 12 years old, the family moved to Frazer, where he continued to go to school, until he graduated in 1978. During his time in Frazer, he enjoyed many things, including playing sports and hanging out with his many friends, especially the Jackson boys. They would go and participate in rodeos, riding broncs and jr. bulls. He played basketball for the Frazer Bearcubs, playing all four years on the varsity team.
After graduating high school, Curtis joined the army that same summer. After completing basic training, he decided to be a para trooper, completing a total of 29 jumps. He would always recall many stories of his time in service. He was stationed in Europe and enjoyed the many friends and bros he made while overseas.
After returning home from the service, Curt worked various jobs, from being a farmhand to working at A&S Industries. He then went to work for Fort Peck Housing as a carpenter, almost working there for 20 years.
He enjoyed many activities outside of work, such as going fishing, throwing horse shoes, and spending time with family. His real passion was rodeo. He started off riding bareback horses for a few years, until being asked to ride for a wild horse race team. After that, he was hooked. In the 1980’s, he rode with his brothers, the Jackson, winning numerous times. He then rode with multiple teams in the 90’s and early 2000’s, winning all along the way. He would always say “I don’t consider myself the best, but I’m one of the best.” Curt won many buckles, jackets, and trophies.
Curt was always an outgoing and hard-working man. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He would always have a story of anecdote to tell. He enjoyed life and his family. He was most proud of his children and grandchildren, ready to brag them up any chance he got. Curt made a lot of memories with a lot of great people and was always ready to help any family member or friend that needed it. He touched a lot of lives and in many different ways. He was thankful for everyone in his life, so here’s a final farewell to a great father, brother, and friend.
Curtis was preceded in death by his father, Gifford Standing; mother, Arlene Standing; brother, Bernard Standing; sister, Sheila Standing; niece, GiGi Giles; and son, TelRay Standing.
Curtis is survived by his son, Brockie Standing, of Frazer; son, Chans (Kristin) Standing, of Oswego; daughter, Cyrenna Standing, of Wolf Point; his grandchildren, BreaElle Alexis, Chans Dean, and Channa Deann; brother, Lowell (Irene) Standing; and his aunt, Marietta “Babe” Fourbear.
Funeral Services are pending at this time. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements and condolences for the family can be left by using the form below.