Father - Businessman - Hero The Campbell family grieves the loss of its patriarch, Edwin D. Campbell departed from us on January 29, 2013. Edwin was born in Denver, Colorado to parents Guy R. Campbell and Ollie Braden Campbell. He graduated from South High School in Denver and subsequently enrolled in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Edwin volunteered to defend our country after the attack on Pearl Harbor with the U.S. Army. During basic training, Edwin was awarded the Soldier's Medal for his bravery in saving the life of a drowning recruit. Edwin saw active duty with the 6th Division of the U.S. Army - medical battalion in the Pacific theater where he transported wounded soldiers from the front line to field hospitals. Edwin married Doris Pound Campbell in North Platte, NE. After building his pharmacy career, the family moved from Greeley to Longmont where Edwin was partner in the BI-RITE DRUGS pharmacy and drug store until his retirement in 1984. The Campbell family attended the Central Presbyterian Church in Longmont. Edwin was a life member of VFW. Full military honors were provided by the VFW and the American Legion. Edwin is survived by his wife Doris Campbell, sons David Campbell, Bryan Campbell and wife Anne Grove; daughter-in-law Carolyn Campbell; grandchildren Andrew Campbell and wife Kit Campbell of Highlands Ranch, Christopher Campbell of Grand Junction, Emily Campbell Marle and husband Peter Marle of Colorado Springs and Stephanie Campbell of Arvada; great grandsons Cameron and Torin.
Published in Longmont Times-Call on February 14, 2013