Curtis Gamble, retired Litigation Coordinator, passes away

Faded photo of smiling man wearing a flower.
Curtis Gamble (photo from family).

Curtis Edward Gamble, a retired Correctional Counselor II, passed away Nov. 18, 2021, following a battle with pancreatic cancer, according to his family. He was 64.

Gamble was a US Navy veteran and served many years in law enforcement. He was a probation officer with two counties in Kansas and a Correctional Counselor with CDCR.

He recently retired as a Correctional Counselor II/Court Litigation Coordinator from Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI).

According to CDCR records, Gamble began his state service with the Employment Development Department in March 1992.

In September 1993, he began his CDCR career at the Basic Correctional Officer Academy in Galt. He reported for duty to Chuckawalla Valley State Prison after he graduated the academy. In 1995, he transferred to Pleasant Valley State Prison. He left state service from 1996 until he was reinstated as a Correctional Counselor at Deuel Vocational Institution in 1997. In 2006, he promoted to Correctional Counselor II Specialist at DVI. He retired from DVI in June 2020.

Gamble returned to Kansas, where he passed away.

He is survived by his wife Jeanne, three children, five grandchildren and two sisters.

Services were held November 27 in Hiawatha, Kansas.

Read his obituary at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home (may not be accessible on a CDCR computer).

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