Dennis Dean Garrigus, a long time resident of Castella, CA, passed away peacefully in his home on November 18th, 2018. Dennis was 68 years old. Dennis worked for the Dunsmuir Railroad as well as time in the Army and National Guard. He then worked for the Mercy Mt. Shasta Hospital as a unit coordinator, the job he loved the most. After 17 years at the hospital he retired. He follows the love of his life, Karen Colleen Garrigus who passed away at the same home on August 16th, 2015.
Dennis was born on September 6th, 1950 to Effie and Jim Garrigus. He attended Dunsmuir High School in Dunsmuir, CA.
He is survived by his mother Effie Garrigus of Dunsmuir, CA. His twin daughters, Kathlyne Garrigus of Puyallup Washington, Kim Sjoblom-Jones, son-in-law Jeremy Jones and grandson Justin Dean Sjoblom of Weed, CA. As well as his brother Jamie Garrigus of Dunsmuir CA, sister Penny Belcastro of Weed, CA, and sister Merry Michell of Klamath Falls, OR.Dennis also had several nieces and nephews he loved very much, but was closest to Casey and Jason Belcastro of Weed, CA, which were like sons to Dennis.
Dennis was one of the kindest men you could know and had a very big heart. The most important things in the world to Dennis was the people he loved and the people he loved the most were his family and friends.
Dennis was an amazing father, son, brother, grandfather and uncle. He will be forever missed.
The memorial service will be held at Saint John’s church in Dunsmuir, CA on Sunday, December 9th 2018 at 3:00 p.m. The reception will immediately follow the service at Saint John’s Hall.