At age 82 Lee passed peacefully and comfortably at home in Burlington in the loving care of his wife and daughter.
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He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis Albert and Reva Anderson Campbell.
He was born in Seattle, and in 1942 moved to Mount Vernon to attend Lincoln Grade School. Lee graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1949 and Western Washington University in 1957.
In the interim he served four years in the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1954, where he witnessed the H Bomb test in the Marshall Islands and sailed the Arctic Ocean in a fleet of LSTs.
After retiring from food sales he spent time as (Past) Exhalted Ruler of the Stanwood BPOE.
He traveled a great deal with his second wife Priscilla and enjoyed the live theater, world series, football games and cooking classes for her catering service.
Lee married Joanne Clancy in 1997 in Burlington. They, by then, senior citizens, honeymooned touring Alaska by plane, rail, bus and cruise ship. They spent 10 winters in Indio, California with many friends, and summers at home on Big Lake. In 1991 moved to The Cedars in Burlington amid valued friends.
Lee's passions were history, football, golf, Gershwin, classical music, and in 2010 finally finding Christ.
Lee was a member of Western Washington Alum Assoc, Washington LST Assoc. and attending his church activities at Bethany Covenant Church. He was renowned for his sense of humor and quick wit and his stories were part of his legacy.
Lee is survived by his cherished children, Doris (Allen) Thomas of Yelm, WA, and Michael (Susan Miedema) Campbell of Kingston, WA, and grandchildren, Carlie, Katie, Scott and Janae, whom gave him great joy. Also he is survived by his step-children, John Genard, Jennifer Fitzgerald and 8 grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at Bethany Covenant Church, 1318 So. 18th St., Mount Vernon on Saturday morning, March 8, 2014 at 10:00 AM, followed by a reception in the Northex. Pastor Kent Egging and Kenneth P. Wagner will preside. All are welcome.
Memorials may be made to the Bethany Covenant Missions Fund.
Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company on Mar. 4, 2014