Jeremy L. McCullough
Anchorage resident Jeremy L. McCullough died Saturday, July 29, 2006, in Soldotna. He was 31.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006, at the Funny River Lutheran Community Church at Mile 15 of Funny River Road. Pastor George Rakca will officiate. McCollough’s ashes will be scattered in the Kenai River following the services. A gathering will immediately follow the service at the Funny River Community Center on Pioneer St. at Mile 12.5 of Funny River Road.
McCullough was born Oct. 23, 1974, to Lee and Cindy McCullough in Seattle. He and his family moved to Anchorage in 1986, where he graduated from East High School in 1992. McCullough lived in Anchorage, Soldotna and Dutch Harbor, where he was a welder on a fishing boat. He was employed with Pinnacle Mechanical Inc. as a HVAC service technician since 2003.
He was a member of the Funny River Lutheran Community Church and also was a member of the United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local No. 367 in Anchorage.
He enjoyed fishing and hunting.
“I can’t really express in words how much you mean to me, or how much you were (still are) a big part of my life. You’re the big brother Elijah and I never had, the one who kept us strong, when everyone else thought things were falling apart. I never imagined this day would come. Elijah will always remember the cruising for chicks, and I’ll always remember the big brother-little sister talks we had. We love and miss you, always and forever,” the family said.
Mr. McCullough was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jack Stafford of Funny River, and Speck and Helen McCullough.
He is survived by his wife, Christina McCullough of Anchorage; parents, Lee and Cindy McCullough of Oregon; sister, Jessica McCullough of Oregon; niece, Catlin of Oregon; grandmother, Audrey Stafford of Funny River; aunts and uncles, Pam and Billy Waldon, Jackie and Oly Helgevold, Annette and Alan Christiansen, Susie Stafford, Jim and Linda, Elaine Hetterly, Sylvia Adams and Judy Barthel; great-aunt, Eileen Kohler; great-uncle, Edwin Gilweit; guardian Elijah; and many cousins in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California and Iowa.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be sent in Mr. McCullough’s name to the Funny River Lutheran Community Church, 35575 Rabbit Road, Mile 15, Soldotna, AK 99669; or the Down’s Syndrome Buddy Walk, 25960 White Spruce Drive, Eagle River, AK 99577.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
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