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Carl Arthur Dennis

January 19, 1962 ~ July 2, 2017 (age 55)

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Carl Arthur Dennis was born on January 19th, 1962, in Texas, “Must have Been a Beautiful Baby.”  He went to Heaven on July 2nd, 2017, surrounded by loved ones.

Carl was raised primarily in Mitchell and John day. Carl graduated from Grant Union High School in 1980.

Carl developed a love of the outdoors at an early age. He loved to fish and archery hunt. A love that he shared and passed down to his son. His greatest hunting conquest happened in 1980, when he shot a Boone & Crockett record elk outside of John Day with his bow at age 18. He also loved to shoot guns, and mushroom hunt, anything to get him out in the woods, or on the river, his happy places.

Carl was a hard worker his entire life, taking great pride in whatever job he did, whether butchering,  working at a mill, or maintenance on a school,  Carl always had a fantastic work ethic.

Carl loved to travel, and spent time every summer at the Snake River fishing for catfish, or making cast iron pies on the campfire with family and friends. Carl also enjoyed whale watching at the coast, or snorkeling with sea turtles in Maui.

Carl’s greatest joy was his family and friends. On November 23rd, 1985, Carl married the love of his life, Kristi. With this union he gained two children, which he loved and raised as his own. Carl loved his new role as dad, and really enjoyed having a son to teach how to fish and hunt. In 2013 Carl became a Pee-Paw. He loved his three grandchildren more than anything, making them treasure chests full of gold and silver dollars.

Carl was preceded in death by his mom, Dorothy Dennis, Papa, “Alabam” Dennis,  parents Art Jackson (Laverne), and Bonnie Hintz, and mother-in-law Sharon Lunyou, all of whom welcomed him home.

Carl is survived by his wife of 32 years, Kristi, his daughter Tasha (Ken), son Ryan (Heather), grandbabies Qwynn, Ryker, and Shaw, father-in-law Bob, brother-in-law Bobby (Kim), sisters Dorothy (Bob), Juanita (Larry), Joyce, Barb (Harold), Kathy (Steve), Christina, and Rebecca, brothers Billy, Fred (Robin), Mike (Sandy), David (Diana), and Johnny, lifelong best friend Bill Prophet (Debbie), many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and his fur baby Piper.

The family would like to thank the community of Mitchell for all of your love and support through Carl’s battle with cancer. Special thanks to Vernita and Gene Jordan, and Ray and Alice Heggie.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mitchell School Library in Carl’s honor through Whispering Pines Funeral Home – 3168 NE 3rd Street – Prineville, Oregon  97754.  541-416-9733   www.whisperingpinesfh.com

Carl’s family will love and miss him always, but this is not goodbye, just see ya later!

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