August 12, 2002
Obituaries: Robert Loren Campbell
Robert "Bob" Campbell, 80, passed away Aug. 9 at his home surrounded by his family after a short courageous battle with cancer.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years: Shirley Campbell, of Woodinville; daughters and sons-in-law: Shari and Jim Newsome of Chubbuck, Idaho, Cathy and Harley Karlsen of Sultan, and Becky Campbell of Woodinville; grandchildren: Tamara Saimons (Christine Mermier), Robert (Linda) Karlsen, Shirley (Scott) Grillo, Shelly Tompkins, Russell Saimons, Jenny (Paul) Toutonghi and Shanen (John) Reed; nine great-grandchildren; half-sister, Jessie (Gene) Schulze of Carson, Wash.; extended relatives, numerous golf buddies and friends. Bob was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Dorothy (Mitchell) Bostwick in 1970 and his father, John Robert Campbell in 1982.
Bob served in the U.S. Nvy during World War II and was stationed on the AP Transport, General R.M. Blatchford-AP153 from 1944-46 as a radar operator. During the last 20 years Bob has been a member of the Navy League of the U.S.
He worked for C & C Paint Company in Ballard, and in 1965 he and Shirley purchased the Baumgart Market on the Old Bothell-Everett Highway and opened Campbell's Feed and Hardware Store. He retired in 1985 and helped establish C&K Industries Inc., a custom cabinet shop in Sultan.
An active member of the community, Bob served as District #7 fire commissioner for 35 years and was an Honorable 32 Degree Brother and life member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, S.J., USA. He was a member of Nile Temple Noble and the Nile Golf and Country Club.
His memberships also included the Ballard Lions from 1947-65; Bothell Lions since 1965 (served two terms as president); Richmond Lodge #248 F.&A.M. (Worthy Brother and Master Mason); Ballard Elks #827 (life membership); Swedish Club (life member); Swedish Golf Club; Seattle Luncheon Club; American Legion #0127.
He served as skipper in the Sea Scout Explorer program, "Sea Venture" in the '50s.
Memorials may be made in his name to Group Health Hospice or the Scottish Rite Speech and Language Center.