Patrick S. Campbell

Posted: Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Former Juneau resident Patrick S. Campbell, 52, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2004, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska.

He was born Jan. 16, 1952, in Mobile, Ala. He moved to Washington and graduated from high school in Ilwaco, Wash., in 1971. In 1972, he began his military service with the U.S. Army. He was honorably discharged in 1975. He spent most of his working life doing maintenance work on production lines and working in the fisheries.

In 1989, he moved to Juneau and lived there until moving to Port Snettisham in 1996.

He enjoyed cooking, eating, crabbing, shrimping, fishing, gardening, hunting, trapping, tanning hides and making leather garments out of hides.

His family says, "Pat loved Alaska. From the time he was nine years old, this is where his heart was. Although he came and went a few times, Alaska was always his passion. He wanted his epitaph to read, 'Born in Alabama, died in Alaska' and he got his wish. Pat had an enthusiasm for life that is hard to find. Whatever he was doing, he was doing at 110 percent. He brought laughter and fun with him wherever he went and he will be missed by many people in many places for a very long time."

He was preceded in death by his father, Magnes; mother, Jureta; brother, Richard; and father-in-law, John H. Harvey.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Campbell of Anchor Point, Alaska; son, Adam Campbell, who is currently serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq; sister and brother-in-law, JoAnn and Jim Metcalfe of Brookings, Ore.; sister, Judy Jones of Beaverton, Ore.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Dina Campbell and Dick and Judy Campbell all of Vancouver, Wash.; and many nieces and nephews.

At his request, no services are planned.

Arrangements were made by Homer Funeral Home.

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