Allan H. McCullough, 95, of Baker City, died April 2, 2019, at his residence at Meadowbrook Place.
It was his choice to be cremated and the ashes scattered in the Elkhorn Mountains, with no service.
In a letter that Allan wrote and that his son, Roger, submitted, Allan wrote: “My life has now ended as it does for everyone and I have no regrets. It has been a good life.”
Alan was born in 1923. He married Betsey Rogers in 1946 in Minnesota, and they had 69 years together, producing three children: Ann, Susan and Roger. They made their home in Baker City in 1949 when Allan accepted employment as a teacher at Baker High School.
In his letter, Allan wrote: “My greatest pleasure in life beyond my family was teaching the young people of this area for 34 years and I believe I had contact at BHS with about 3,000 students. Yes, I gave them something, but they certainly gave me much more in return. The students of this area are really special and they have been very successful in so many fields. Thank all of you for the wonderful years we spent together.”
Allan is survived by his daughter, Ann Hubbard of Portland; and his son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Betsy McCullough of Tustin, California.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Susan.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Allan McCullough Scholarship Fund at the Baker School District or through Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814. All benefits of this fund will go to Baker High School students.
Allan concluded his letter with this: “Have a good life. I did.”
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