Pioneer RV dealer Myron Curtis, founder of Curtis Trailers Inc. in Portland, Ore., and father of Cammy Pierson, past chairman of the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Associaiton (RVDA), died on Aug. 22, RVDA has announced.
Curtis entered the RV industry in 1948 by purchasing an old Army surplus trailer which he repaired and sold. Eventually he had six rental trailers and purchased property in Portland where the family business exists today.
Over the years Curtis worked hard at building his business, but not at the expense of family. Myron and wife Betty Lou had four children who grew up in and around the trailer business. For many years, he was actively involved in the community, the Lions Club, and served on the David Douglas School Board.
In 1998, he was inducted into the RV/MH Hall of Fame.
Curtis is survived by his children, eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Myron and Betty Lou traveled throughout the United States and Canada, collecting horse-drawn vehicles. In a fitting tribute, a turn of the century horse drawn hearse will be used at the cemetary during his funeral.
A memorial will be held to celebrate Myron’s life at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Abundant Life Church, 17241 S.E. Hemrick Road, Happy Valley, Ore.