Wayne Frances Dennison was born and raised in Eureka and was a fourth-generation Eurekan.  Wayne was well traveled, as every year the family took a vacation visiting national parks, historical sites and major league baseball games, where he once met Willie Mays.  He attended Lincoln Elementary, Jacobs Jr. High, and graduated from Eureka High in 1974. His talents included playing trumpet with the marching band and with the Pig marching band at HSU.  He received a degree from College of the Redwoods in accounting.

Later, he met and married his wife Jenny and they had a son, “Wally.” He loved to watch baseball and was a lifelong Crabs fan usually attending with his friend, David. Wayne worked at the Blue Lake Casino for 17 years and loved his co-workers. He had a “happy soul” and loved everyone. 

He leaves  behind his brother Paul Dennison and sister-in-law Janice Dennison, sister Dian Tucker and brother-in-law James Tucker,  Jenny Dennison and son Wally.  He is also survived by many nephews and nieces.  COVID-19 took his life too soon.  Due to the pandemic there will be no memorial service.


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