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

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

Ken was born Dec. 8, 1947, in Globe, Arizona, to Ken and Mary Cunningham.

Ken had one brother, Keith Cunningham. Ken grew up in Stockton, California. Ken served in the U.S. Army. After his service, he moved to Lake County, California, where he worked for more than 20 years for PGE and Calpine Corporation.

After he retired, 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 it 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. He 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. Ken was so excited to know Kyle’s first child Kalvin was coming into the world this year in his birthday month, December. He was told to expect another, Hazel, in February.

On July 2, 2008, Ken’s next big adventure and love started when he married Kathy DeVol. These two have been inseparable, living the last 10 years to the fullest. They 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 who 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 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, and Kyle and his girlfriend Melissa; grandsons Hayden and Kalvin and 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, P.O. Box 1800, Brookings, OR 97415.

Submitted by the family.

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