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Baker City, Oregon

Alan C. Campbell, 52, died April 29, 2004, at Sacramento, Calif.

There will be a celebration of his life with a graveside service at Mount Hope Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. Immediately afterward there will be a memorial celebration and luncheon at the Baker City Church of the Nazarene, 1250 Hughes Lane. Pastors Jon Privett, and Lennie Spooner will officiate.

Alan was born on Nov. 7, 1951, at Baker City to Roland and Irene Campbell. He attended school in Baker City, and was a 1970 Baker High School graduate.

He attended Northwest Christian College for one year at Eugene. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army. During his four years of service he attained the rank of sergeant and was accepted into the newly formed 2nd Ranger Battalion.

After his military service, Alan attended Eastern Oregon University at La Grande. He graduated cum laude in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in English.

He studied law at the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, and was a member of the Trainor Honor Society. He graduated with distinction, received his Juris Doctor degree in 1985 and was admitted to the California bar that year.

He had also been admitted to the federal district courts for the southern and eastern districts of California, and to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In 1991, he joined the office of the County Counsel for Sacramento County. He represented the county Regional Sanitation District and Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency.

As a youth he was a member of Boy Scout Troop 444 in Baker City, and as a parent he spent many hours with his son in Troop 118 of Elk Grove, Calif. He will be known for his kindness, integrity, reliability, strong work ethic, wonderful sense of humor, and his love of the Lord, and seeking to know him better. He was a devoted father, loving to his family, and dedicated to his country.

Survivors include his son, Matthew, and his wife, Jacqueline, of Elk Grove, Calif.; his parents, Roland and Irene Campbell of Baker City; three sisters, Nancy Campbell of Seattle, Wash., Diane Buchanan and her husband, Dave, of Yakima, Wash., and Jeanine Carey and her husband, Chuck, of Baker City; one brother, Lyle Campbell, of Sacramento, Calif.; three nieces, Maureen Boisselle, Katie Shamion, and Michelle Betts; five nephews, Nick Carey, Daniel Campbell, and David, Samuel, and Josh Buchanan; two great-nieces and two great-nephews and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

His specific wish was to be buried in Baker City.

Memorial contributions may be made to the 75th Ranger Battalion, Boy Scouts, or to the Baker City Church of the Nazarene through Grays West and Co.y Pioneer Chapel, P.O Box 726 Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 14, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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