Age 53, died after a 14 month-long battle with cancer, on September 18, 2013. He was born in Elwood, Indiana at Mercy Hospital, to Jim and Kay Whitehead. Kay and her daughter, Becky, and son, Kevin, have been long-time residents of Santa Rosa. Cam graduated in 1979 from Elwood High School. He received his bachelor's degree from Purdue University and then went on to earn a law degree at Western State College of Law. He married Teresa Smith and they had one daughter , Erin Bethany. He is survived by his wife and daughter, his mother Kay Whitehead, his brothers Kevin and Steve, and his sister Becky (Whitehead) Parenteau, as well as a large family of loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. The Whitehead family is hosting a memorial service to celebrate Cam's life. It will be held on November 23, 2013 at Crosspoint Community Church in Santa Rosa, California at 11 a.m. For more information or to contact the family, please email

Published Online in the Press Democrat from Nov. 7 to Nov. 8, 2013