On February 8, 2021, Barbara Jane (Curtis) King, loving wife and mother of three, passed away at the age
of 83. She was preceded in death by James Henry King, her husband of over 60 years.
Barbara (Bobbi) was born on April 22, 1937, to Gladys Dewey (Crown) and Charles Austin Curtis, in
Washington, D.C. She married her husband, Jim, on September 12, 1959. They moved from D.C to
Lanham, MD in 1966 and then to Laurel, MD in 1996.
Bobbi was a graduate of Northwestern High School. She was a homemaker for many years. Bobbi joined
the workforce as an assembler, working for Versitron, Inc. and then for her husband’s company,
Fiberplex. She officially retired in 1994 to spend more time with her grandchildren.
Bobbi’s pride and joy were her family, especially her grandchildren. She was happiest when they would
spend weekends with her, baking and crafting. She and Jim enjoyed spending time at their vacation
home in Fenwick Island, DE.
Barbara is survived by her children; William (Virginia), Edward (Melissa) and Cynthia Meyer (T.J.), six
grandchildren; Caroline King, Catherine (Ellie) Harris (Kyle), William King, Samantha King-Deiner
(Michael), Brent Jansen and Cynthia King, and her siblings; Shirley Murphy, Gerald Curtis, Thelma Naulty
and Joyce Curtis.
Visitation will be held at Gasch’s Funeral Home, P.A., 4739 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781 on
Sunday, February 14th from noon until 4:00pm. A memorial service celebration for Bobbi and Jim will be
Monday February 15th at 11:00am. Due to COVID restrictions, the celebration will be viewable at:
Bobbi and Jim will be laid to rest together at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, MD on Monday, February
15th at noon. All are welcome with social distancing. Donations in Bobbi’s memory can be made to St.
Jude Children’s Hospital https://www.stjude.org/donate/ .