Dennis McNeill

Obituary of Dennis McNeill

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 29th 1:30 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church in Eugene and on Saturday November 12, 2:00 p.m. at Harmony United Methodist Church in Coos Bay.

Dennis was born Oct 9, 1939 in Buffalo, MN to William and Clara McNeill.  He grew up on the family farm in South Dakota with his 2 younger brothers, Terry and Alan, and graduated from Bonilla High School.  

He graduated from Northern State Teachers College in 1961 and taught for 3 years at Edgemont High School south of the Black Hills before moving to Coos Bay to teach Social Studies at Marshfield High School until his retirement in 1996, completing his MEd in Teaching along the way.

Dennis’s love of the outdoors was evident in all of his hobbies: gardening, caring for his dogs, cats, and horses, hiking, hunting for mushrooms, and teaching his girls to fish. 

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jacqueline; his three daughters and their husbands, Heather (Avi), Holly (Patric) and Lindsay (Josh); two grandchildren, Lauryn and Ash, and one step grandson, Yoshe; his brothers Terry (Angie) and Alan.

Memorial Donations can be made to the following: 
Coos County Animal Shelter
S.M.I.L.E Horse Therapy Program -
(relatives of Mom)
Sierra Club -


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