Tina Marie Curry Dowd
is honored with a Brick from Elsie (Jean) Curry
In the late 1980’s Tina attended St. Thomas Seminary (Vincentian) in Denver, obtained her certificate in spiritual direction and continues as a spiritual director today.
She held two different professional positions at Regis University (Jesuit) in Denver, the last being Coordinator of the Colorado Trust Fellows Program of the Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management. This program educated emerging leaders of the nonprofit sector.
She graduated from Regis University with a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management, and holds post-graduate hours in clinical pastoral education.
Tina served as Executive Director of VORP- the Victim Offender Reconciliation Program of Denver, which works with the court system using restorative justice principles with young offenders.
Tina went on to become Coordinator of Volunteers for the Conflict Center of Denver, which teaches to people of all ages, nonviolent methods for dealing with conflict and anger.
In 2006, Tina was appointed as Chaplin with the Hospice of metro Denver, ministering to patients, and their families, in the final days of their lives.
She is the Mother of Eddie, Erin and Patrick Dowd
Tina Marie Curry
April 17, 1961
On July 11, 1980, a chubby, blue-eyed, blonde, baby daughter was born of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Curry, at St. Francis Hospital, Wichita, Kansas. I weighed seven lbs., thirteen oz. and was 20 inches long at birth. Ten days later I was baptized at Holy Savior Church by Father Cody. At a year and seven months we moved to Montana and stayed there a year and a half while daddy travels all of Montana and Northern Wyoming selling Coleman appliances to stores. The next to years that followed God blessed us with two brown-eyed baby sisters born a year apart. Candy and Mary Le.
We went to Yellowstone National Park for a week when I was two years old. Living in Billings, Montana was fun, but we were glad to move back to Wichita and be in St. Margaret Mary Parish.
At the age of four we went to Nashville, Tennessee to vist Mommies sister and her family. It was a wonderful trip.
At five years of age, I attended St. Margaret Mary School, with mother as my teacher, That same year, we girls had tonsils out, had chicken pox and measles. We were also taking tap, acrobat, an ballet lessons once a week.
In first and second grade my excellent teacher was Sister Mary Mark. In December, 1957, I received the sacraments of Holt Eucharist and Penance. In third grade Miss Pat Pero was my teacher and I received the sacrament of Confirmation.
In 1959, my teacher was Mrs. Joy Burns, that summer we took our vacation in Texas. There were many interesting things to see in San Antonio and Houston. Swimming in the Gulf of Mexico was especially fun.
Our family likes to play badminton, baseball, and other games in our backyard. We like to swim, roller skate, play miniature golf, fish, and camp out. We like to talk and sing together. We enjoy several TV shows each week, and like lots of other family recreation.
My fifth grade teacher is Sister Delphine who is very wonderful. I belong to the Girl Scouts where I am Patrol Leader. I take piano lessons, tap, acrobat, and ballet lessons once a week with my sisters. I am secretary of the fifth grade class Boy Savior Club.
I hope to graduate from St. Mary’s School in three years, after getting the best education I can. Then after high school and College I hope to have a worthwhile career serving God.
I am thankful for having a healthy, happy life and want to give back to God all I can.
Whether I become a nurse ( as Mother hopes) a missionary, a teacher, a nun or homemaker I hope to do it all for the honor and glory of God.