To nourish it with time spent together…
Yields a blossom that will flourish forever.
Curley Beatrice McClain was born on May 13, 1947, in Denver, Colorado to her parents, Cornelius McClain and Vivian Walker. She was the fourth child born in the family. She was raised surrounded by her brothers, John, Clifford, Jasper, Freddie, William, Edward, Dwight, and her sisters, Cynthia, Tina, Denise, Patricia, and Helen. As a child, she loved playing pranks, cooking, and playing nurse if her sibling were hurt. She was the babysitter and a second mom to her siblings. She enjoyed listening to jazz music and live bands.
Curley received her formal education in Denver where she graduated from Manuel High School. She furthered her education by completing nurses training courses.
Curley married, Michael Debose in Denver. They first met in the park. They shared a happy and loving marriage. She always loved how he could make her laugh. She was a loving and proud mother of two sons, Daiz and Damian. They remember her as a mother who could make things happen, when no one else could, especially during holidays. They remember her jovial personality and how she could make them laugh.
Curley was later blessed with six grandchildren, De’Aron, Nyia, Esean, Eric, Damieana, and Bi’ore, who were an additional source of joy and pride in her life.
By profession, Curley was employed by Karmen Western Wear as a Sales Clerk. She was hard-working, dedicated, and worked well with her co-workers. She loved cooking for them and was known as the “Pot-Luck Queen.”
In her free time, Curley enjoyed cooking for her family, taking care of her house, and spending quality time with her siblings, nieces, and nephews. She enjoyed watching her favorite television show “LaFemme Nikia.” She loved listening to old school music, letting her son cut her hair, just to have a good laugh. She was crazy about Pepsi. She will be missed by all who were fortunately enough to have known this kind and wonderful woman. To know Curley was to love her.
Curley B. McClain departed this life on March 14, 2023, in Commerce City, Colorado. Those left to cherish her memory include 2 sons, Daiz McClain, and Damian Covington; 6 grandchildren; her siblings, John (Betty) Smith, Dwight (Rhonda) McClain, Edward Walker, Tina I. Walker, Cynthia (Robert) Green, Mertie Patricia (Clyde) Perkins, and Helen L. Griffin; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and many friends.