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1/13/09

A Letter from the Campbell Family


Friends and family,

It is with deep regret that we inform you of the passing of Don "Spud" Campbell. Attached is a copy that will appear in tomorrow's Seattle Times and Seattle P-I. The celebrationof his life will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, January 16th at Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home. The funeral home address is 540 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027. A reception will follow in the Atrium at the Embassy Suites in Bellevue. The address is 3225 158th AVE SE, Bellevue, WA 98008. If you would like to stay at that Embassy Suite, you can ask for the "Campbell Family" rate of $109 a night for a King bedroom suite. For other information you can contact the Embassy Suites at 425-644-2500.

Although flowers are thoughtful, it is preferred that rememberances be made to the VA Puget Sound Fisher House. Fisher House enables military family members free lodging to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury. Donations can be made In Memory of Don Campbell and payable to Friends of VA Puget Sound Fisher House. The local house address is 1660 S. Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108. Please see website www.fisherhousevaps.org for more details.

Sincerely,
The Campbell Family

Donald S. Campbell Jr.
Age 77 of Issaquah, lost his brave fight with Leukemia on January 11, 2009. He was born in Spokane, the son of Donald Sr. and Rose Campbell. He lived in both Portland and Boise as a youth. He graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1954 pursuing a career that spanned 26 years. He married Phyllis Jean Olsen of Spokane in August 1955. He retired from the Navy in 1980, was hired by Fentron Industries as Director of Operations and later ran both the Bremerton and Sequim Chambers of Commerce. Following his retirement he focused much of his energies on perfecting his golf game, cooking, fly fishing, reading and spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, daughters Casey (Todd) and Kim (David), son Brad (Trista), his four grandchildren Rhya, Dakota, Cameron and Laina and his brother Jim. A celebration of his life will be held 1 PM, Friday, January 16th at Flintofts Issaquah Funeral Home. Please see web site for reception details. His final resting place will be Tahoma National Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Fisher House c/o www.fisherhouse.org. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family's on-line guest book at www.flintofts.com
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