McCullough, Larry – Obituary

Larry McCullough, 71, of Halfway, died May 23, 2009, at St Elizabeth Health Care Center.
A private memorial will be scheduled later.

Larry was born at Montpelier, Idaho, on Oct. 21, 1937, to Harold and Doris McCullough. He spent his youth at Garfield and Magna, Utah. He attended Utah State University at Logan, Utah, where he received his bachelor’s degree. Continuing his education at Utah State, he earned his master’s of science degree in psychology.
Moving to Pocatello, Idaho, he spent the next 32 years counseling and teaching at Idaho State University.

He made his home on a small acreage at Chubbuck, Idaho, where he owned horses, dogs, and cats. Larry rode with the Bannock County Mounted Sheriff’s Posse, participated in barrel racing, horse racing, and chariot racing and was on the board of the World Championship Chariot Races for many years.

Watching sports on TV, especially golf and basketball, was a favorite pastime often accompanied by a large bowl of ice cream. He enjoyed traveling and often returned to his favorite destinations, Jackson Hole, Wyo., and Yellowstone Park where he spent time with his family as a youth.

Larry loved visiting the Oregon Coast and seeing new places.

He had a wonderful sense of humor, a brilliant mind, and a caring, generous spirit, family members said. He enjoyed telling stories and was quick to point out when questioned, that telling a good story was far more important than getting the facts right.

His nephews, Brian, Paul, and Todd Breinholt, held a special place in his heart, as did so many of his family members. His love and care for his stepson, Christopher Reed, was a special gift. He was pleased to see Chris pursue his education and his dream of living and working in Japan.

His journey ended in Alzheimer’s disease. Those closest to him honored that journey and now celebrate his release from it.

Survivors include his wife, Julie McCullough; stepson, Christopher; sister, Doris Ann Pierson, and her husband, Jud, of West Valley City, Utah; his three nephews and their families; three aunts; numerous grandnephews and grandnieces; cousins; and many friends from childhood to the last years of his life.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Halfway/Richland/Oxbow Search and Rescue through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 03, 2009
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor



White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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