Donald E. Campbell, Jr.
November 12, 1950 ~ June 26, 2010
CARMEL - With shock and sadness, lifelong Carmel resident, Donald "Dec" Campbell, passed away unexpectedly Saturday morning, June 26, 2010 at the Community Hospital of The Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP). He was 59 years old.
Born in Twin Falls, Idaho, Dec attended Carmel schools, graduating with the class of 1969 from Carmel High School. He attended the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, the Monterey Institute of International Studies and graduated from the University of Nevada with Bachelor of Science degrees and a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Dec was previously employed as a Claims Adjuster and Purchasing Manager for a lumber company.
A brilliant man, this gentle giant had many interests. An avid reader, writer, philatelist and collector, Dec had a wonderful sense of humor and prior to his
leg injury was a scratch golfer often playing with just three irons and a putter.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Eunice Campbell and his brother-in-law, John Leslie Smitherman, USN. He is survived by his father, Donald E. Campbell, Sr. of Carmel; his sister, Ann Cowles and her husband, Jack of Pebble Beach, their children and families.
Words cannot express our gratitude for the amazing care, compassion and kindness given by Dr. Lane W. Verlenden, the entire staff of Terrace East at
CHOMP, Ceil and Yvonne Jacobs, members of the Carmel Police and Fire Departments, Josh Plosser, Lisa Panetta and so many others who touched his
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at The Church In The Forest in Pebble Beach. Arrangements are by the Paul Mortuary.
Published by Monterey Herald from Jul. 3 to Jul. 6, 2010.