Rocky Lee Cunningham

Rocky Lee Cunningham, of Alamosa, Colo., was born Nov. 16, 1952, in Alamosa, Colo. He moved with his parents, Kenneth Vernel Cunningham and Dorothy Gilda Hiatt Cunningham to Fremont, Calif., as a young lad. He attended grade school there and then graduated from Fremont Continuation High School and afterward attended Chabot College.

He worked at General Motors for a number of years and at the San Francisco Chronicle. He then moved to Milwaukie, Ore., about 1983 where his two sons were born. He went back to California for a short time and then returned to Oregon to help care for his ill mother.

In August of 1996, after her passing, he with his brother, Randy Guy Cunningham and their families moved to Colorado where they bought property south of Alamosa, Colo. He worked at Stock Building Supply, a lumberyard in South Fork, Colo., and a local diary. He lived here until his passing on May 3, 2023.

He is survived by two sons, Jacob Lee Cunningham and Randy Cunningham Shelley, a brother Kenneth Ricky (Sandy) Cunningham of Cooperopolis, Calif., and a sister Dottie Jo Ferguson of Denver, Colo., and Aunt Dora Gay Anderson, a sister-in-law Elva Velarde Cunningham, and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents Kenneth Vernel Cunningham and Dorothy Gilda Hiatt Cunningham, one brother Randy Guy Cunningham, grandparents, Charles Wilkie Cunningham and Sylvia Gay Hostetter Cunningham, George Elvin Hiatt and Lottie Lela Yarbraugh Hiatt.

He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing. He had a kind heart and loved animals, especially his dogs. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Cremation has been chosen and his family will take care of his ashes, as per his wishes, at a later date.