Alexander Raine (A. Ray) Curtis, a prominent business and civic leader and former president of the Salt Lake LDS Temple, died Sept. 10, 1988, in Holladay of natural causes. He was 77.

Mr. Curtis' lifelong service to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints included positions as a full-time missionary in Great Britain, bishop of the Holladay 8th Ward, member of the stake presidency and stake president of the Holladay Utah Stake. He also presided with his wife as mission president of the Southwest British Mission and was president of the Salt Lake LDS Temple for five years.He was a member of the church's Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association and a regional representative in various areas, including Great Britain, the Southern states, Hawaii and in local Utah regions.

Mr. Curtis was founder and president of the A. Ray Curtis Company and was recently honored by the Utah Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors Association for his contribution to the heating and air conditioning industry.

He was a charter member of the Sugarhouse Chamber of Commerce, serving as its first president, and the Sugarhouse Park Authority. He was served on the board of directors of the Bank of Holladay, the Utah State Board of Corrections, and the Century Club of the Great Salt Lake Council Boy Scouts of America.

Mr. Curtis was born Feb. 13, 1911 in Salt Lake City, the son of Alexander Robertson and Genevieve Raine Curtis. He married Elaine Broadbent in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on June 27, 1934.

Funeral services will be Sept. 13 at noon in the Salt Lake Holladay South Stake Center, 4917 Viewmont. Friends may call at the Mackay Cottonwood Mortuary, 4670 Highland Dr., on Monday from 6-8 p.m., or Tuesday at the Stake Center an hour prior to services. Burial will be in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.