UPDATE: Due to some of our family members contracting the Covid 19 Virus and most of us being exposed (yes, we’ve all been vaccinated). We have decided to postpone Dennis’ Memorial. We cant fathom the thought that we could get friends and family sick on a day that is supposed to be full of good stories, lots of hugs and many cheers to him. We will be in touch with another gathering at a differnt time. In honor of Pa, ‘pour one out for him” on this 4th of July weeknd. Stay safe…


Dennis N. McCulley was born in Yreka on February 15, 1960 and passed away on December 21, 2020 in Crannell.

He leaves behind his wife, Vicki; children Wakara Scott, Michael Norris, Lacy Folden, Jon Richardson, Nikki Roberts (Mike) and Kara Fales (Cory); grandchildren Sienna, Hayven, Rhiannon, Devyn, Ridly, Sky, Blake, Braeden, Charli, Danny, Carli, Bailey and Chance; cousins Kenny McCulley (Donna) and their son Ike; nieces, Kimberly Ludwig, Anna Cross, Cerrie Gogerly and Rebecca McCulley; great-nephews and -nieces Charles, Jace, Ashly, Shilo, Shannon, Drew, Ryan and Danielle.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Rose McCulley; his stepfather, Vernon Doggett; brother, Charles McCulley; and sister, Louise Richards.

Dennis was a proud member of the Karuk Tribe. His home place was in Hamburg, Calif. on the Klamath River, where he resided until he was 7 years old, at which time he and his family had moved to the Coast. He made several lifelong friendships after he moved to Humboldt, although his heart remained in Siskiyou County with his extended family, the Raineys. They shared so many great memories together.

Dennis, known to his grandkids as Pa, was a man of few words, stoic and passionate for what he believed in. He was an avid fisherman and could hook one wherever he went. He loved his hunting time with his dogs and hunting partner Cory. He had a knack for collecting guns and fishing poles and was also extremely generous with gifting them.

Dennis was always a worker. He worked for Giacomini Dairy in his youth and then moved up to the Saw Shop and eventually went to work in the woods. Logging roads and landings were his place, he was a wealth of knowledge from every company and job he worked. He appreciated the time spent with Elk River, Figas, Jurin, Huffman, Macmillan and Boak Logging. He spent the last 20+ years with Green Diamond Resource Co. He always found room in his work truck for a few of the many rescue dogs and truly enjoyed being outside and driving in the hills.

We are very thankful for the many blessings, meals, cards, messages and hugs sent our way since his passing. We would like to invite you to a Memorial Celebration for Dennis on Saturday, July 3 at Noon at Camp Bauer in Korbel. We understand its a holiday weekend but please join us if you can for a bite to eat and a quick toast in his honor. Life changes so fast .. enjoy your time together, hug your loved ones and don’t feel awkward to tell each other you love them.


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