Rev. Richard C. Campbell
- April 17, 2012
- Albuquerque, New Mexico
of Richard's Passing
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“All I can say is that I am forever grateful, that God allowed me to cross live paths with Mr. Campbell and his lovely wife Pat, he was a living...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: EFRAIN SAENZ - EL PASO , TX
“FOR A GREAT MAN AND A WONDERFUL FRIEND WHO GAVE US SO MUCH.
2 of 16 | Posted by: RICARDO ROJAS GALAVIZ - FRIEND
“I will never forget such a wonderful teacher during my high school years at Lydia Patterson Institute.
Mr. Campbell was a an inspiring person.
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3 of 16 | Posted by: Rodolfo Guajardo - El Paso, TX
“I am so sorry to hear about Rev. Campbells' Passing..I remember when I first arrived in NM from the South..Celestino and Jane Gallegos, Grandparents...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Jeanie (Duran) Smith
“Dick was such a wonderful, special person. It was an honor to get to know him through our Sunday school class several years ago! He always offered...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Mary Slemp - Albuquerque, NM
“Dear Pat, Campbell and Ashby families:
Our condolences on the death of Rev. Campbell. We were blessed to have him as our pastor for ten years In...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Judith and Joe Baca - Las Cruces, NM
“Rev. Campbell was such a good example and encouragement to me in my jr. high years! I remember watching the super bowl at his house one year with...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Lisa Hilton - Amarillo, TX
“Lloyd and I cherish the few hours we spent with Dick and Pat at La Llena Vida last September. We are forever grateful for all the ways you've...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Lloyd and Lloyd Muterspauygh - OK
“Campbell and Ashby families,
So sorry to hear of the passing of Rev. Campbell. He was such an example to many. I was blessed to have him as my...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Susie (Megill) Trapp - SD
“Campbell and Ashby families,
My sympathy to all of you during this difficult time. Rev. Campbell as I called him had a great influence on my life...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Susie (Megill) Trapp - SD
“What a kind and wonderful person! Dick truly related to all individuals in all circumstances. My condolences to the Campbell and Ashby families...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Sally J Shockey - Espanola, NM
“Reverend Campbell will be remembered by many. He was my friend, guide, and confidant. I was not worthy of the complements he paid me.
Ricky,...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Joe Pringle - Super Friend
“Our deepest sympathy to the family of a man very important to both of us as young people as we developed, especially on our Christian journey. You...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Cecil and Edith Brown - Espanola, NM
“Dear Pat and family,
I remember Rev. Campbell from my high school years at McCurdy. It was a pleasure knowing him as gentle man who spoke softly...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Sharon Wickersham Duran - Sedalia, CO
“Dick was a good friend during my time at McCurdy. He wanted to be able to relate to what his son Rick would be going through while participating in...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Bill Vicker - Chandler, AZ
“On behalf of the French Family of Companies, we express our deepest condolences.
16 of 16 | Posted by: Joel Chavez
Rev. Richard C. Campbell was born in 1928 and grew up in Grand Rapids, MI. He received the B.A. and M.A., degrees from Wheaton College and Wheaton Graduate School in Illinois, and the M. Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. From 1954 to 1961 he held pastorates in the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Monroe and Southfield (Detroit) Michigan. His wife of 13 years and the mother of his two children, Florence Singlaub, died in 1967. From 1961 to 1978 Dick served in New Mexico's Espanola Valley at Santa Cruz in the United Methodist Church across from McCurdy School. From 1978 to 1992 he was chaplain and teacher of Bible and religion at Lydia Patterson Institute in El Paso, TX. In 1982 he married Patricia Ashby, and her four children became family also. After retiring in 1992, he wrote and published a book on Hispanic culture in the U.S., Two Eagles in the Sun. Also, from 1995 until 2001 he volunteered at Houchen Community Center in El Segundo Barrio in El Paso, TX. His work there included the Board of Directors and its committees and also the program Los Duros that he began with at-risk boys in the barrio. Dick and Pat moved to Albuquerque, NM, in 2004, and in 2008 became residents at La Vida Llena, a retirement community, where they enjoyed living together for 4 years. Dick died at age 84 on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. His parents, Ronald and Vera Campbell, preceded him in death as well as his first wife, Florence. He is survived by his wife, Patricia of Albuquerque, NM; daughter, Jeanne Marie Castanon and husband, Sergio of Grants, NM; and son, Dr. Richard Alan Campbell and wife, Karen Hopkins of Albuquerque, NM; sister, Marilyn Roelofs and husband, Roger of Grand Rapids, MI; nephews and nieces, David and wife, Carol Roelofs of Grand Rapids, MI, Linda Rowland and husband, Randy with children, Randall and Brandon of Wildwood, MO, and Laura Vandawater and husband, Todd with children, Matthew, Mason, and Luke of Franklin, TN; grandchildren, Kara Kakuska, husband, Erik and great-granddaughters, Evy Marie and Isabella of Portland, OR, Brynn and husband, Brian Soens of Roswell, NM, Jaclynn Castonon and husband, Joaquin and great-grandchildren, Solomon and Azundia of Albuquerque, NM, and Sergio Castanon, Cole and Catherine Campbell of Albuquerque, NM; step-children, Paul Ashby and wife, Holly of Fort Collins, CO, Bill Ashby of Boulder, CO, Rev. Lucinda Ashby-McEvilly and husband, Robert of Boise, ID, Dr. Christina Ashby-Martin and husband, Andrew Martin of Lubbock, TX; step-grandchildren, Nicholas and Katie Ashby of Fort Collins, CO, Christina Stainbrook and Kevin McEvilly of Sacramento, CA, and Annie Martin of Lubbock, TX. In addition, people in congregations of churches, many special "nephews and nieces" in the U.S. and in Costa Rica, staff and graduates of Lydia Patterson Institute from both Mexico and the U.S., staff and youth from Houchen Community Center in El Paso—plus dear friends across the nation and in several other countries. Friends may visit French – Lomas Chapel on Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 21, 2012, 2:30 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, 10000 Candelaria Rd. NE. Interment will take place at La Loma Vista Cemetery in Alcalde, NM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United Methodist Committee Relief, 475 Riverside Dr., New York, NY 10115.