Carey Cletus (Red) McGaugh was born on the family farm in
Precinct 2, outside of Gail in the south west portion of Borden
County Texas on June 6, 1934 to Harvey Leonard McGaugh and
Odie (Southard) McGaugh, joining his brother Harvey Doyle and
sister, Mary Ethelene (Williams-Harper). Red left to join the Good
Lord on December 30, 2011 in Yreka, California.

Towards the end of the Great Depression and the catastrophe
that was the Dust Bowl, the McGaugh family looked for opportunity
out West, emigrating to the San Joaquin Valley around Kerman,
California where Red attended school, staying several years
before the family, including his sibling's new spouses, Edna Scharf
and David Williams, headed north in 1948 to Dunsmuir, where
Red's father took a job with the Southern Pacific Railroad, working
in the Old Roundhouse and Machine Shop in the Dunsmuir Yards.

Red was highly mechanically inclined, later emphasized by the
time he blew up part of the family kitchen in Mt. Shasta as he experimented
with creating hydrogen fuel in a Mason jar. As a young
man, he was a member of the National Guard and then he worked
a short time for the Southern Pacific Railroad in Maintenance of
Way but soon wholeheartedly entered the field of automotive mechanics,
entering into business with a partner and opening B. & R.
Automotive Repair which was located on Sacramento Avenue in
Dunsmuir.

Having briefly met Patricia J. Woodard-Barrick in the
later 1950s as she came to the area to visit her father, Walter W.
Woodard, it led to Red marrying the love of his life on December
29, 1962 and quickly building a home next to his parents on Blackberry
Hill in Dunsmuir.

A bit more than a year later, Laurie Lynn
was born, joining her brother and sister, Walter Eugene and Pamela
Sue.

Deciding upon a career move, Red became an officer at the
Dunsmuir Police Department in the mid 1960's, serving in this capacity
through tumultuous political times until in 1972, he became
first a Firemen then a Locomotive Engineer, again in the employ
of the Southern Pacific Railroad, continuing his long career until
retiring in the later 1990s, when he and Pat joined family on the
Oregon Coast for a few years, only returning upon the loss of Pat,
to the Big Springs area of Siskiyou County to reside up until the
end of his life.

Red was predeceased by everyone mentioned above with the
exception of daughters Laurie Moore (Bill) and Pamela Padula
(Timothy) and David Williams. He also leaves behind Grandchildren
Lathan (Deanna) Sidebottom, Cassie Coombs (Josh),
Patty, Randi, and Billy Moore, Brenda and Dayna Padula along
with great grandchildren Cayden and Amelia, nieces Janet
Williams, Patti Williams, Brandy Williams Freiermuth, Halie
Williams, Pam McGaugh Zacklin, Lynda McGaugh Demsher,
nephew, Dan Bray, and many friends from both present and past.

A special thanks to Granddaughter Cassie for her beloved care;
Jerry Mustard, a friend beyond compare; and to Madrone Hospice
in Yreka, a truly blessed and special place in our county.

The family appreciates your personal thoughts and prayers for
Red with no services planned at this time.