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Ronald Alfred Campbell

June 21, 1941 — February 24, 2024



Ron was born in Vancouver, Washington to Frank Campbell, Jr and Marguerite Campbell. He and his younger brother, Steve, grew up surrounded by an extended family who all resided within walking distance of each other. The family farm and woods were the site of many adventures shared with his cousins. 

Ron graduated from Evergreen High School and Clark Community College, both located in Vancouver. He then transferred to the University of Washington where he completed a degree in architecture. It was at the UW that he met his wife, Pat; they were married September 12, 1964 and both graduated in June, 1965. Their son, Jeff, was born in 1970 and daughter, Heather, was born in 1974. 

Ron’s career in architecture necessitated several relocations. Over the years, the family lived in Bellevue, Washington; Anchorage, Alaska; and Phoenix, Arizona. Projects included churches, schools, government buildings, and large commercial endeavors. Travel, especially to many Alaskan villages, was a frequent part of his work experience. After retirement in 2001, he and Pat moved to Keizer, Oregon. 

Throughout his life, Ron’s commitment to his Lord and Savior was the foundation of his existence. Wherever he lived, he was a member of a local church community and was involved in leadership positions as well as assisting most with building projects. 

Second only to his commitment to the Lord, was Ron’s commitment to his wife and children. He valued each moment spent with them and always made it a priority. Family memories include many camping trips, bike rides, fishing expeditions, and inside jokes based on his “Dad-isms.” 

Ron’s interests were varied and included a passion for airplanes and military aviation history. Ron was an excellent photographer, artist, and model builder. His architecture models were detailed and gave clients a great preview of the construction to come. He enjoyed geology and archeology, spending much time in the desert exploring Indian ruins.

Ron loved the outdoors and spent much time hiking, fishing, hunting and, in later years, bird-watching. A highlight of his life was a year-long adventure exploring the USA with his family, living in an RV and visiting historical sites, national parks, architectural marvels, and of course, air museums. Ron was preceded in death by his brother, Steve, and nephew, Troy Campbell. He is survived by his wife, Pat; son, Jeff Campbell; and daughter, Heather [Jade] Cady.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 1:00 pm at the Brush Prairie Cemetery in Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Emmanuel Bible Church, 8512 Sunnyview Road NE, Salem, Oregon 97305. Include “Ron Campbell Memorial” in the memo line.

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Ronald Campbell Graveside Service

Saturday, March 23, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Pacific time)

Brush Prairie Cemetery

Vancouver, WA 98682

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