Curtis Richmond Wherry MBA ’70 of Davis passed away on Jan. 20, 2011, after a short illness. He was born July 8, 1930, to Mary and Reese Wherry and grew up with his sister Marillyn in Modesto and lived at the Hotel Hughson which his parents owned. Curt attended Enslen Elementary, Roosevelt Junior High and Modesto High School. He graduated Modesto Junior College and married his high school sweetheart Joyce Hatfield. They moved to Berkeley so Curt could attend UC Berkeley and acquire his B.S. in Chemistry. Curt and Joyce had two daughters, Pamela Sue and Wendela Ann. Curt worked for Ortho upon graduation. He then relocated to Los Altos and went to work for Stanford Research Institute where he began a career as personnel coordinator in classified defense research. He went back to school to obtain a master’s degree at Santa Clara University. Curt met his second wife in 1970, Harriet (Bink) Goff and married her in 1972. Curt then became step-father to Brian McCartney. After 20 or so years at SRI Curt went on to work at Stanford University’s chemistry department managing and doing research. He then retired and became a broker in commercial real estate. Curt relocated to Davis after he became a widower and moved into University Retirement Center in 2000. Curt’s favorite times were spent with his longtime friends from Modesto. Curt is survived by his daughters Pamela and Wendela, his step-son Brian, six grandchildren, Lance Hutson, Amy, David, Elliot, Andrew Basmajian, Jackson McCartney, and five great-grandchildren, Jessica Hutson, Easton and Knox Ehrlich, Taylor and Reagan Basmajian. Preceding him in death were his wife Harriet Wherry and his sister Marillyn Rowson.


08 Nov 2018