“I always knew this day would come, but yesterday I didn’t know it would be today.”
Wow! What a great time I’ve had! I wish I could do it all over again. I thank you, my family and friends for making the journey so grand and glorious. Especially, I thank the love of my life, my best friend and my eternal companion, Linda Loo for all the joy and success that has come my way.
Now for the boring statistics. I was born February 28, 1926, in Pocatello, Idaho to Edward C Campbell and Gertrude Kofoed Campbell. I passed away on August 29, 2022. I was the oldest grandson on both sides of the family, so I was spoiled by many aunts and uncles in the Lava Hot Springs area. We moved to Salt Lake when I was young, and I graduated from South High in 1943. I immediately entered the Navy Air Cadet Program and was sent to Arizona State Teachers College in Flagstaff, Arizona. My navy career was spent in the South Pacific serving on the USS Bergen during WWII. After the war, I returned home and attended the U of U where I met and married Alice Jean Dickson on August 14, 1947 (later divorced). We had four children: Vicki, Mark, Brig, and Tori. I married Linda Mayhew on May 26, 1976, and we had the privilege of raising a grandson, Rick.
My first working career was spent in architecture and supervising many of the projects I worked on. The next 47 years I was fortunate to be an appraiser in business with my wife. Most people thought it was strange to be together 24/7 but it was amazing for us. I guess I now have officially retired.
I have always had a burning testimony of God, The Eternal Father and his Son, Jesus Christ (even though my actions on occasion would cause some to doubt this). Consequently, I have accepted many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints including High Counselman, Bishop and temple ordinance worker. I have received many, many blessings from serving the Lord and I want my family to know I look forward to being together forever.
I am survived by my wife, Linda, a daughter, Vicki Rogers (Stephen), a son, Mark (Silvia) and grandchildren: Shelly Radvin, Becky Griffin, Rick Larson, Ian Rogers and Colleen Morrill. I have also been blessed to know my Great Grandchildren: Johnathan Griffin, Matthew Griffin, Aaron Griffin, Lincoln Radvin, Isabella Larson, Lola Larson, Ivy Morrill and Estella Morrill. I am survived by my last brother, Maurice and sisters, Claudia, Stefanie, Anita and Erlynne. I also acknowledge my special friend, Vickie Stillman. I have many more relatives on the other side including my parents; son, Brig; daughter, Tori; great grandson, Silas; brothers, Dennis, Travis and Jared and sisters, Janice, Beverly, and Colene.
I request that if a service is held for me that it be a joyous, happy celebration. That celebration will be held Wednesday, September 7 at 11:00 am at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 E 1300 S in Salt Lake City. There will be a viewing on Tuesday, September 6 from 6:00 to 8:00 and an hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the same location. Following the celebration, the interment will also be at the same location.
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So sorry to hear of Rock’s passing. You guys were such an awesome example to me. I have so many fond memories of you both.
Thanks for being an influence on me! A huge hug for you!
Great Landlord and friend forever
Sorry to hear this sad news. May your family find peace in their hearts at this time of loss and grief.
I don't know if this is appropriate to add here, but just a couple of memories and thoughts about how Rock influenced my life...
We all loved Rock! Growing up, he was the neighbor with a boat AND that was happy to take boatloads of rowdy kids out on the water. Later, I was lucky enough to go again with my wife and oldest daughter to Echo reservoir before it ran out of good water skiing.
Always supportive of me, just a neighbor-kid. When I had a painting business, he found work to throw my way. When I realized painting was going to wear out my body way too soon, I took up appraising. Rock and Linda helped me to get my foot in the door to appraising. People were always impressed that Rock had such a young wife. He was so happy with Linda. He would always say, if everyone was the same, everyone would all be perfect like my wife, and then this would be a boring world to live in. Just one of his few sayings.
I love that Rock was able to bridge any age gaps and get along with anyone. He was a young ninety-six-and-a-half!
One thing he always told me when he paid me for my work was that I should always pay my tithing and remember the Lord first, and if I did that, I would never run out of work or lack for my family.
If I turn out to be half as good as Rock, I will consider that as pretty darn good. Thanks for being a part of my life!
I started writing and for some reason it went away before I finished. I will try again and hope there aren’t two from me posted. I knew Rock when I was a very small boy as his first wife Jean was my cousin. I remember he had a sense of humor and loved teasing me. We often spent time together at my parents home at Christmas also on numerous occasions at my uncle and aunts Marv and Pauline for backyard picnics and rousing games of ping pong.. Over the years we have become more distant so it was good to read his obituary and read about his numerous accomplishments, way to go Rock and appreciated his testimony of our Father and his son Jesus Christ. This will have a great impact on his life in the spirit world. I knew his children, Vicki, Mark, Brig and Tori and certainly wish the very best for Vicki and Mark as they deal with the loss of a father. And his wife Linda and the rest of the family may you be blessed and comforted at this time. Richard Bruno and my wife Christie..
Christy and I are grateful to know Rock. Rock is one in a million and we will miss him. 'Til we meet again.