It is with great sadness that the family of Walter Everett Campbell resident of Cherry Creek, Nv announces his passing on 3/6/2018, at the age of 84.
Walter was born 1933 in Oklahoma, served in the navy from 1952-1956 and later moved to Nevada where he entered Civil Service at Nellis Air Force Base, NV as a jet engine mechanic in charge of the test cell and retired in 1988.
Walter moved to Cherry Creek, NV in 1989. He was instrumental in starting the Cherry Creek volunteer fire department and curator of the Cherry Creek Museum. Walter once ran for county commissioner in Ely, NV but decided not to continue his pursuit for the commissioners position (“too much of a mess for a lone – wolf to straighten out he said”.
Walter (Wally) as close friends called him, lived a rich full life as a dad, grandfather, husband and a true friend to many. Among his many life adventures he was a artist, a philosopher, cowboy and horseman. Walter also enjoyed motor cycles and travel , and was a avid hunter, fisherman and certified scuba diver.
Walter will lovingly be forever remembered by his wife Tina, his adopted children Wendy Campbell of Kingman, AZ and Steve Campbell of McGill, NV, and by his grandchildren Sky and Dakota Campbell from McGill NV , Jesse Sowards from AZ, Alicia Sowards from Calif. His step children Jason and Stephen Thorne and his step grandchildren Bryson, Brayden and Nathaniel Thorne, Axel and Natalia Thorne all from N. C.
Lovingly remembered by his three lovely sisters Oma Buis , Gloria and (Larry) Frazier, Hope and (Bob) Martin and fondly remembered by his niece Denise and (David) Fraser along with numerous other nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.
Walter was predeceased in death by his wonderful parents Cecil and Thelma (Gillian ) Campbell, his sister Ellen Campbell, and his brother Melvin Campbell.
A celebration of Walter’s life with military honors will be held 03/18/2018 at 1:00pm in Cherry Creek, NV 89301 at the community center off C St and Garfield St. With food, music, and shared memories.