Tim Curtin, 1944-2022

Feb 1, 2022

Tim Curtin, who owned and operated the Watonga (Oklahoma) Republican and other area newspapers for many years, died December 31, 2021. He was 77.

Chester Timothy Curtin was born September 18, 1944, and grew up in Watonga. He attended college at Oklahoma State University but returned home to run the Watonga Republican after his father passed away. Tim finished college at Southwestern State University in Weatherford. Along with his father, Gerald Timothy ‘Cowboy’ Curtin, the family owned and published the Watonga Republican for 69 years. In addition to the Watonga Republican, at one time Curtin owned and operated the Canton Times, Okeene Record, Hinton Record, Hydro Review and Geary Times. He ran the Watonga Republican until he retired in 2010. He was active in various state and local organizations throughout his life including Kiwanis, Board of Health of Blaine County, Masons, American Legion, Oklahoma Board of Prisons and National Guard. Curtin is survived by his wife, Judy; son, Ward Timothy Curtin of Oklahoma City; daughters Trisha Cochlin of Edmond and Carrie Todd of Fort Worth; his sister, two stepsons and many other relatives and friends.