Michael Timothy McCullough, 64, passed away peacefully in his Ridgway, Colorado home on March 3, 2016, with family and loved ones at his side, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
McCullough was born September 24, 1951 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, one of seven children born to Winifred Smith and James McCullough. He graduated from Jackson High School in Massillon, Ohio in 1969 and went on to study art at Florida State University.
Mostly self-taught, McCullough had a true passion for art, and he shared it with his community. He moved to Ridgway in 1972 and worked as a builder for nearly 40 years, paying for his "art habit," as he said.
McCullough built portions of the Cascade and Portland Creek flumes in Ouray and poured the concrete vault that houses Ouray County records in the courthouse.
But it was his artwork that grew in demand over the years.