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Leo Campbell

1946 - 2014 Obituary Condolences

Vee Leo Campbell, 67, of Idaho Falls, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family and friends. He was under the care of Aspen Home Health and Hospice and his loving family.

Leo was born Dec. 26, 1946, in Rigby, to Leo Hyrum Campbell and Phyllis LaVern Barnard Campbell. He grew up in eastern Idaho and graduated from Bonneville High School. He lived in Saugus, Calif., for a short time after being discharged from the Air Force, and later returned to Idaho Falls.

On May 23, 1979, Leo married Kathleen A. Empey Young in Idaho Falls. From this union they were blessed with two children.

Leo served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War, earning the ranking of Airman 3rd Class. He worked as an aircraft mechanic, roofer, and was a bus driver for the INL. Leo retired from the INL in 1990.

Leo was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was also a member of the Idaho Falls Arts Guild and loved painting landscapes, which can be found in various locations across the United States. Leo won first place in the Idaho State Veterans Art Show and the painting was displayed in the rotunda of the United States capital.

He enjoyed oil painting, hunting, fishing, horsemanship, storytelling and especially spending time with his friends and family.

Leo is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Kathy; sons, Kurt (Kaylene) Young of Hamer, and Keith (Angie) Campbell of Idaho Falls; daughters, Kalli (Justin) Bell and Karli (Dustin) Skaar, both of Idaho Falls, and Kayce (Lou Reese) Campbell of Tioga County, Pa.; brother, Jo L. (Sybille) Campbell of El Paso, Texas; sister, Margy (Jan) Spradling of Kingman, Ariz.; 23 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Halene Hodge; and a daughter, Kara Russell.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 19, at Wood Funeral Home East Side, 963 S. Ammon Road. The family will visit with friends for one hour Thursday prior to services at the funeral home. Military rites will be performed by the Bonneville County Veterans Memorial Team and the Idaho Honor Guard.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.

Published in Post Register from June 15 to June 16, 2014
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