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Starr Douglass Campbell

Starr Douglass Campbell, 67, of Anchorage, Alaska, formerly of Loveland, died of a heart attack Jan. 24, 2004, at Providence Alaska Medical Center.

A remembrance gathering was held Jan. 30 at O’Malley on the Green in Alaska.

He was born April 22, 1936, in Fort Collins, to Inez and Lee Campbell. He grew up in the Loveland area and at one time attended a one-room school and rode his horse to get there.

He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1956 and served as a military police officer, or A.P., as the job was then known. After his discharge in 1960, he returned to Colorado, where he married Sharon Morrow, whom he met on his tour in Alaska. After the birth of their son, they returned to Alaska in the summer of 1967.

He was employed by the Anchorage Police Department until his retirement in 1984. He was on the SWAT team and was the first supervisor of Anchorage’s 911 emergency system. He attended the FBI handwriting school in Washington, D.C., and became one of two document examiners in Alaska.

He spent his retirement years golfing, cooking, playing guitar music with his weekly music group and watching football. He helped establish the annual Police versus Fire Department Pig Bowl games and coached youth football.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon, in August 1997; an infant daughter, Starrla; his parents, Inez and Lee Campbell; and a son-in-law, David Hammond.

He is survived by a son, Shannon Campbell and wife Joan of Moscow, Idaho; a daughter, April Hammond of the Seattle area; a sister, Joanne Pigott and husband Steve of Choctaw, Okla.; his stepmother, Blanche Campbell of Loveland; a sister-in-law, Linda Eastaugh of Anchorage; a brother-in-law, Larry Morrow and family; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Starr Campbell Memorial fund at any Wells Fargo Bank. Funds will be used as scholarships for deserving athletic youths.

Kehl’s Forest Lawn Mortuary in Anchorage was in charge of arrangements.

Source:  Loveland Reporter Herald (Loveland, Larimer, Colorado). Saturday, 31 January 2004, page B-4





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