Walter Campbell

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.

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  1. David Bass says:

    I was so saddened to hear that Wally had passed away. I worked with Wally (aka “Captain Waldo”) when I was stationed at Nellis AFB. We worked at the Jet Engine Test Cell together back in 1980 – 83. I was military and Wally was a civilian. We worked with another civilian named Marlin Swenson (aka “Swede”). He and Wally were good friends also. We worked hard and played hard. Still have some old VHS tapes of us horsing around and running the engines on the cell. I only saw him once after I retired and that was at my brother’s place in Cherry Creek. I will miss the old booger. We had some good laughs together. RIP my friend.

  2. Bob Rude says:

    Wally was always up for a cribbage game then the Rude dudes came to Cherry Creek. Wally RIP ole buddy. You and Lloyd were a pair to draw to

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