Paula Curtis Kerr 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Paula Curtis Kerr passed in her home on June 15, 2019 in Red Lodge, Montana, surrounded by loved ones. She was 78.

Paula was born on June 6, 1941 in Springfield, Pennsylvania, to her parents William P. and Ellen C. Kerr. An extremely creative and talented artist, Paula was a painter, gardener and floral designer. She enjoyed nurturing artistic talents in her children, grandchildren and other young people. 

After traveling the West before retirement, Paula decided to move from the Philadelphia area to Red Lodge where she built her dream home. She was able to enjoy it right up until the time of her passing. She had made many friends and loved the people and town. 

A true people person, Paula had most recently worked as a hostess at the Pollard in Red Lodge.

Paula is survived by her loving companion Gary Thompson, brother and sister-in-law William P. and Margaret Kerr, daughter and son-in-law Audrey M. and Gregory P. Caruso, son Curtis J. Mark, grandchildren Sarah, Daniel and Emma Mark, and Nathan and Gavin Caruso. She is preceded in death by her brother Bruce G. Kerr.

Family and friends will be notified of any future memorial plans.


Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 6:30pm
    The Montana Metal Rockfest will feature Zen, Kicking Karma, and Mr. Big with Trixter, July 18-20 at Boyd’s Garage on 7th Street, Red Lodge. The gigs will kick off at 6:30 p.m. each night.  There is no cover charge. Vendors will be on site. For tickets and information call (406) 446-1519. 
  • Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, 122 S. Hauser. It is open to all. 425- 1755.
  • Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, July 19, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Monday, July 22, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The Carbon County News

Street Address:

11 N. Broadway, Red Lodge, MT 59068

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 970, Red Lodge, MT 59068

Phone: 406-446-2222

Fax: 406-446-2225

Toll-Free: 800-735-8843

Open: Monday-Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.