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Courtney Lee Campbell


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Courtney Lee Campbell Obituary
Courtney Lee Campbell, 73, of Akron, Colorado passed away February 25, 2016 in Yuma, Arizona. Courtney was born September 24, 1942 in the Washington County Hospital to parents, Ralph and Aileen Campbell. He lived with his parents and sister Rita north of Otis until they moved to Rocky Ford. Courtney started school in Swink, Colorado. They moved north of Akron "to the Davis place" and he attended Union Center School. After moving to the family ranch he attended Liberty School through sixth grade. He attended Jr. High and High School in Akron. One of his proudest moments was qualifying for state in Wrestling. He graduated in 1960.
Courtney went to a Drafting Trade School in Denver, Colorado. This is where he met Sheila Crawford. They married January 21, 1961. They had six children together. They lived on Clarkson street where Courtney was in a partnership in a sheet metal business until 1973; when the family moved to the family ranch in Akron. Courtney had several occupations along with running the ranch: carpentry, sheet metal work, and a small engine business in Akron. He began working as a guard at the Sterling Correctional Facility in 2000. This is a job he truly enjoyed and continued with until his retirement in 2008. After retirement he and Sheila enjoyed their life together, running the family ranch, until her death in 2011.
On March 31, 2013, Courtney married Loretta Sawhill of Sterling. This union brought happiness back into his life. Courtney and Loretta were home a lot according to Loretta, but Courtney would probably say they were always on the go. Courtney's dream was to get out of the cold and spend his winters in Yuma, Arizona and that's exactly what he and Loretta did. They spent the last two winters there and filled their time with many on-the-go activities and were blessed with many great friends.
Courtney enjoyed hunting, fishing, archery, and spending time with his family. He especially liked reading and baseball. He loved watching the Colorado Rockies and was able to attend several spring training games. All of his life, he had a special love for dogs. There was never a time he lived without a dog by his side.
Courtney is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Campbell and Aileen Jasper, wife, Sheila, three daughters, Sharon, Paulette, and Angela Campbell and daughter-in-law, Sara Campbell.
He will be sadly missed by his wife Loretta, his children Tim Campbell and friend Bonnie, Court and wife Sandra, Paul and wife Linda, his sister Rita Campbell, his grandchildren, great grandchildren, and many friends.
A memorial service for Courtney will be held at the family ranch on March 24 at 10:30 a.m.
Contributions can be made to Courtney Campbell memorial.
Published in Akron News-Reporter on Mar. 23, 2016
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