Adam David Campbell, age 41, unexpectedly passed on May 25th, 2015 at the University of Utah Medical Center. He was born to Steven Campbell and Lori Whipple on November 7th, 1973 in Granger, Utah. He was an avid baseball player, weight lifter, and water skier in his younger years. He graduated from West Jordan High School in 1992. He married Wendy West in 1994, later divorced. Together they had two beautiful children Skylar and Makenzie Campbell. His life revolved around his family. He was the ultimate supporter of his children's hobbies, sports, and goals. He married his true love, Amy Whipple, her two children, Rylee and Aidan Whipple, and her two dogs, Portis and Echo, in December of 2014.
He began his career in the automotive industry shortly after graduating high school. His career included LH Miller Honda, Mike Hale Acura, LH Miller Lexus, LH Miller Toyota over many years. He began working for ABRA Auto Body and Glass in October 2014, and opened up the Bountiful Store in January 2015 as the General Manager. He loved his job and everyone he worked with.
Adam had a congenital bicuspid aortic valve, but lived a normal active life. At 18 years old he developed a staph infection after having an ear piercing 9 months prior. He developed subacute endocarditis in both his aortic and mitral valves, requiring emergent surgery. This nearly took his life, but he fought through it, as he did with everything. Three years later he developed a strept infection from an impacted wisdom tooth and needed replacement valve surgery again. In March of this year, he developed heart failure, and arrhythmias requiring medication changes. He had been on a blood thinner since his original surgery in 1992. He sustained several falls due to his new medications, hitting his head and developed a subdural hematoma, requiring emergent brain surgery. He was Life Flighted to the University of Utah and was able to check the "helicopter ride" off his bucket list. He came through surgery better than anyone could have expected, and was the unofficial entertainer for the ICU. He had just graduated from the ICU on his best day since surgery, when he was unexpectedly taken from us despite his fierce determination to recover and the valiant efforts of the University Neurosurgery Surgeons, Nurses and Staff.
He lived his life to the fullest, taking risks, and living life as fast as he could. He loved his Mustang cars, Nascar, Football, and all music. He had a huge, tender heart, infectious smile, and beautiful baby blue eyes. He made friends easily and never held a grudge. He was always the life of the party. One of his sayings was, "If [he] was going to do something, [he] was going to do it BIG."
Survived by his wife Amy Campbell; children Skylar and Makenzie Campbell; step-children Rylee and Aidan Whipple; parents Lori (Dennis) Whipple; Steven (Tamera) Campbell; brother Brian (Virginia) Campbell; two grandmother's Bobbie (Russ) Chaffin; Helen Campbell; the family dogs Portis and Echo; step-siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, and nieces/nephews, and his BFF Dave Turner.
Preceded in death by grandfathers, Calvin C. Campbell and Charles Railsback, Jr., great grandmother Helen Nielsen, and cousin Daniel Giron; and family dogs Ashley, Morgan, and Chloie.
Services to celebrate his life will be held on Monday, June 1st, 2015 at 2pm at Larkin Mortuary-Riverton, 3688 W. 12600 So., Riverton, Ut. There will be a viewing prior to the service from Noon to 1:45pm. Adam will be cremated with an innichement ceremony later in July 2015.