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Colin Byron Campbell
(August 8, 1936 - September 13, 2013)

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Colin Byron Campbell

U.S. Veteran

Colin “Soup” Byron Campbell, beloved husband, father, granddad, and great-granddad, passed away at his home in Sutter Creek, CA, Friday, September 13, 2013 surrounded by his family. Colin was born in Los Angeles, CA on August 8, 1936 to Joe and Mabel (Payne) Campbell. When Colin was 12 years old, his family, including his step-father, Roy Harmon, moved to Sutter Creek, CA. Colin graduated from Amador County High School in 1954 where he was active in many activities and varsity lettered in football, basketball, baseball, and track. He served in the United States Army for two and a half years during the Korean War. Colin went to college at San Jose State University and graduated from Sacramento State University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He worked for the California Youth Authority at Preston School of Industry in Ione, CA for 33 years. Colin met the love of his life, Pearl Cuneo, on New Year’s Eve 1956 and was married on December 27, 1958. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Pearl; their three daughters, Debbie, Vicki, and Christy; four grandchildren, Keely, Tessa, Bryce, and Makenna; and one great-granddaughter, Capryce. Colin had a lifelong love of athletics, including playing basketball, baseball and waterskiing. He officiated at track and field meets for almost 40 years, including the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Track and Field Trials and a NCAA Division I Championship Meet. Colin also had a great dedication to his alma mater, Amador County High School, where starting in 1966 he announced home football games for six years and kept the score board for 41 years. He also kept the scoreboard at home basketball games for 47 years. Colin was a member of several fraternal organizations, including Native Sons of the Golden West, Masons and Shriners. He was a 47 year member of the Native Sons of the Golden West and was very active in the local chapter and state organization. He was elected to state-wide office in 1976 and served as Grand President of the Native Sons organization from 1979 to 1980. He also served over 35 years on the Native Sons Charitable Foundation. Memorial contributions may be made in Colin’s name to Charitable Foundation of Native Sons of the Golden West, Cleft Palate Fund, 414 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-1708 or Colin Campbell High School Female Track Athlete Scholarship, C/O El Dorado Savings Bank, 460 Highway 49, Sutter Creek, CA 95685. Friends are invited to attend a celebration of life Friday, September 20, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Daneri Mortuary Chapel in Jackson. Interment will be in the Garden of Golden Memories at Sunset View Cemetery in Jackson.

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