Kenneth Blane Cunningham passed away on Sept. 20, 2017, at his home in Klamath.

His celebration of life will be held on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at 1 p.m. at 50 Hunter Creek Rd., Klamath.

Ken was born on Dec. 8, 1947, in Globe, AZ to Ken and Mary Cunningham. Ken had one brother, Keith

Cunningham. Ken grew up in Stockton. In his life, Ken served for the United States Army. After his service, Ken moved to Lake County where he worked for over 20 years for PG&E and Calpine.

After retirement, Ken dedicated his life to his true passion, fishing. Through his guide service, Ken touched the lives of everyone who boarded his boat. His enthusiasm for fishing and helping others build traditions and memories put a smile on many faces. He was truly honored to be the one to help people catch fish. He took as a personal challenge to make sure every client left with the biggest fish. His love for the sport and the outdoors was infectious.

Two of Ken’s proudest accomplishments were his children, Kristi and Kyle. He loved telling everyone who would listen about his children’s adventures and lives. Ken was so very proud to be a dad.

What Ken loved even more was the title of Grandpa. From the moment his first grandson Hayden was born, he doted on him and spoiled him. He was so excited to know that Kyle’s first child, Kalvin, was coming into the word this year in his birthday month, December. He was told to expect another, Hazel in February.

On July 26, 2008, Ken’s next big adventure, and love, started when he married Kathy DeVol. These two have been inseparable, living the last ten years to the fullest. They have spent their lives in rivers, oceans and hunting the lands of Montana. Their love for adventure took them diving in the beautiful waters of Belize and hiking the amazing mountains of Montana. Their affection and deep love for each other was undeniable. Their hearts were dedicated to each other.

Ken’s contagious smile and love for life touched everyone that was honored to meet him. He loved to tell stories and share his love for his hobbies. He loved to bring joy to others and was honored to be a part of so many lives.

Ken leaves behind his loving and devoted wife, Kathy, his two children, Kristi and her husband Tom, Kyle and his girlfriend Melissa, his grandsons Hayden and Kalvin and his granddaughter Hazel, and so many other loving family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Friends of Cal-Ore Fish, Guide Fund, PO Box 1800, Brookings. Oregon 97415.

— Submitted by the Family

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