In Memory

Craig William Campbell

Dear Nordhoff Class of 1967,

For those who posted on my Dad's "In-Memory" page, Thank you.

We are having a celebration of life for my Dad on Oct. 25, 2014 in Ojai, CA.

Anyone who is interested in coming is welcome.

Please contact me via email for further details.

Thank you,



 Ojai Valley News • Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Craig W. Campbell, 65, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., passed away on August 20, 2014. Craig was born in Ventura, Calif. to Bill and Lorna Campbell and was the oldest child of five. He was the third generation of his family raised in the Ojai

He attended Nordhoff High School and graduated in 1967. After high school he sarted a tree trimming business with a good friend and together they helped establish a preservation ordinance for Ojai Valley’s beautiful oak trees,
which still stands today. He went on to pursue a career in construction and specialized as an electrician. He was a master with his hands who built and wired many homes in the Ojai Valley and Ventura County. He later relocated with his family to Lake Havasu, where he retired as a commercial electrician business owner. He was a self-made entrepreneur with many talents.

He was a loving family man and friend who would help anyone in need. He was a great listener, a wise man with an elephant’s memory who told captivating stories of his life adventures. He enjoyed barbecuing for his family and friends, loved the outdoors and was an amazing husband and father. He will be greatly missed by all who had known him and will live in our hearts forever. Ne Obliviscaris

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Jan Campbell; his son, Sean; his daughter, Kristeen; father Bill; step-mother Glenna; three grandchildren; three surviving siblings; and his beloved dog. He was preceded in death by his
mother and brother. 

Private services will be held in Ventura.


8/29/2014                                                                  Craig W. Campbell - Havasu News: Obituaries

Craig W. Campbell

Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014 12:01 am
— Aug. 20, 2014 —

Craig W. Campbell, 65, of Lake Havasu City, passed away Aug. 20. Craig was born and raised in Ojai Valley, Calif. At a young age, he pursued a career in construction and specialized as an electrician. He was a master with his hands, building and wiring many homes and businesses over the years. In 1991, he relocated with his family to Lake Havasu City, where he later worked for Esmay Electric, Inc. for many years and was well known to all in the trades. He later started a commercial electric business with his son where he worked until he retired in 2011.

He was a self-made entrepreneur with many talents. He was a loving family man and friend who would help anyone in need. He was a great listener, a wise man with an elephant’s memory who told captivating stories of his life’s adventures. He enjoyed barbecuing for family and friends, loved the outdoors and was an amazing husband and father. He will be greatly missed by all who had known him and will live in our hearts forever. Ne Obliviscaris.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Janis; son, Sean; daughter, Kristeen; grand kids, father, stepmother, three siblings and his beloved dog CJ. He is preceded in death by his mom and brother.

Private services will take place in Ventura, Calif.

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08/30/14 01:47 AM #1    

Pam Mageors (Townsend)

I am so sorry to hear of Craig's passing.  He was an amazing person.  Always quiet in school, a little how I remember him.  He accomplished a lot in his life time.  Seems we are all drawing closer to that door.  RIP Craig.  You are remembered, and you mattered.

08/30/14 03:23 PM #2    

Therese Lynne (TERRI, Please!) Haase (Davis)

Very sad to hear of the world losing Craig...I remember how kind he was in high school...a true gentle spirit and funny! My heart is with the family at this time...hope he passed peacefully. Knew he would turn out to be a wonderful husband, father and friend to those who knew him. Love to you all, Terri Haase Davis

08/30/14 03:38 PM #3    

Thomas Davis

When I got the sad news about Craig I remembered his face as it was when we were in school.  I did not recognize the picture in the notice; so I looked in my 1965 Topa Topa and there he was just as I remembered him.  And that is how I will remember him, we were friends.  Walk on the wind my friend.

08/31/14 04:59 PM #4    

Charlie Poulis

       Hi Classmates ! This was another hard one for me . I just always loved Craig . We always laughed together . If it wasn't him , it was me just trying to find happiness around us . All of these years I have thought about the night tha Craig and Mike Swan kindnaped me and we went to some cabin up in the mountains some where . To this day I couldn't tell you where it was . I think that there was alcohol envolved . I had no idea where we were going but was glad to go and it was real dark when we got there . The next morning I was able to see where we were and it was pretty rustic in this old cabin . Spider webs abd all . Not sure if there was running water but we had a wood stove and had a great time . We just couldn't laugh enough . I'm heart felt with our lose Of Craig . My friend , Your friend and our lose . I'll see you some Day Craig ...Charlie Poulis

09/01/14 10:50 AM #5    

Robert Teasdale

Sorry to hear about the passing Craig Campbell.He will be missed by the class of 67 family.It was great to have known you Craig.   Robert.

09/08/14 08:58 AM #6    

James Davidson (Davidson)

I am so sorry to hear of Craig's passing.  Craig was a great person and even a better friend that I will truely miss


09/08/14 04:01 PM #7    

Carla "Corky" Krout

It grieves me to hear about Craig Campbell's passing. I remember Craig as being so humorous, and a bit of a character. He always made me smile!  Thank you, Craig, for giving me so much laughter. Even as I think of Craig now, I smile. Yet I, and I believe we, the Class of 1967, will surely miss knowing Craig is not with us here on earth. 

I will never forget you, Craig. Fond, fond memories! So, until we meet again.....

Your classmate,

Carla Krout


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