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Scott G. Campbell
In memory of
Scott G. Campbell
Scott G. Campbell Feb. 8, 1940 - Nov. 26, 2019 Scott Gordon Campbell died Nov. 26, 2019, age 79. He passed away peacefully at his home in Concord, Calif., from complications due to Parkinson's Disease. Scott was born and raised in Portland, the second of seven sons by Richard Gordon and Katharine Gilbert Campbell. He attended Irvington Grade School, then Grant High where he participated in varsity football and track and was a student body president. He showed natural talent for drawing. He went on to OSC (now OSU) where he received a degree in mechanical engineering. At OSC he met and shortly after graduation married Donna Reeves. They initially settled in Los Angeles, where Scott enrolled in the Theater Arts Dept. at UCLA for 2 years. They then moved to Vallejo, where they later divorced in 1979 with no children. After his divorce, he lived in San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland and finally Concord. Scott spent most of his work career with Caltrans as an engineer, retiring at age 55. One of his most impactful projects was facilitating bicycle commuting in the Bay area. He invested in and managed various rental properties over most of his adult life in California and Oregon. He had a very philanthropic nature, donating considerably to various humanitarian and environmental organizations. He shared his enjoyment for the wilderness by frequently hiking with friends and relatives. He had a particular affection for Yosemite, the Point Reyes area, the Mt. Diablo area and the philosophy of John Muir. Scott was an avid and prolific painter, poet, song writer, and musician. His paintings crossed many genres - abstract, surreal, spiritual, sublime, macabre, whimsical, and life cycle themes - reflecting his complex personality - amazing, mind bending, and thought provoking. He took great joy in playing guitar and keyboard and singing his own compositions, many of which extolled or lamented his involvements with various ladies he shared time with. He also was a part time professional actor having performed in many plays for theater companies in Burbank, Los Angeles and the Bay area, as well as performing in TV and film productions. Scott had a deep abiding interest in spiritual matters. He grew up attending Grace Memorial Episcopal Church in N.E. Portland, as was the family tradition in those early years. As an adult he became immersed in Buddhism, and daily meditation became an important part of his life for many years. In his later years he integrated Buddhist and Christian belief, including involvement with a Course in Miracles group (but not necessarily agreeing with all it's content). His independent, curious, creative, and adventurous spirit will be missed. Scott is predeceased by his parents; and brothers, Richard, William and Gilbert. He is survived by brothers, Doug, Tony and Geoff; nephews, Derek and Alex Campbell; niece, Cristen Campbell and her two children. Condolences may be sent to Derek Campbell camp_dj@hotmail.com Service TBA Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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In memory of
Scott G. Campbell
Scott G. Campbell Feb. 8, 1940 - Nov. 26, 2019 Scott Gordon Campbell died Nov. 26, 2019, age 79. He passed away peacefully at his home in Concord, Calif., from complications due to Parkinson's Disease. Scott was born and raised in Portland, the second of seven sons by Richard Gordon and Katharine Gilbert Campbell. He attended Irvington Grade School, then Grant High where he participated in varsity football and track and was a student body president. He showed natural talent for drawing. He went on to OSC (now OSU) where he received a degree in mechanical engineering. At OSC he met and shortly after graduation married Donna Reeves. They initially settled in Los Angeles, where Scott enrolled in the Theater Arts Dept. at UCLA for 2 years. They then moved to Vallejo, where they later divorced in 1979 with no children. After his divorce, he lived in San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland and finally Concord. Scott spent most of his work career with Caltrans as an engineer, retiring at age 55. One of his most impactful projects was facilitating bicycle commuting in the Bay area. He invested in and managed various rental properties over most of his adult life in California and Oregon. He had a very philanthropic nature, donating considerably to various humanitarian and environmental organizations. He shared his enjoyment for the wilderness by frequently hiking with friends and relatives. He had a particular affection for Yosemite, the Point Reyes area, the Mt. Diablo area and the philosophy of John Muir. Scott was an avid and prolific painter, poet, song writer, and musician. His paintings crossed many genres - abstract, surreal, spiritual, sublime, macabre, whimsical, and life cycle themes - reflecting his complex personality - amazing, mind bending, and thought provoking. He took great joy in playing guitar and keyboard and singing his own compositions, many of which extolled or lamented his involvements with various ladies he shared time with. He also was a part time professional actor having performed in many plays for theater companies in Burbank, Los Angeles and the Bay area, as well as performing in TV and film productions. Scott had a deep abiding interest in spiritual matters. He grew up attending Grace Memorial Episcopal Church in N.E. Portland, as was the family tradition in those early years. As an adult he became immersed in Buddhism, and daily meditation became an important part of his life for many years. In his later years he integrated Buddhist and Christian belief, including involvement with a Course in Miracles group (but not necessarily agreeing with all it's content). His independent, curious, creative, and adventurous spirit will be missed. Scott is predeceased by his parents; and brothers, Richard, William and Gilbert. He is survived by brothers, Doug, Tony and Geoff; nephews, Derek and Alex Campbell; niece, Cristen Campbell and her two children. Condolences may be sent to Derek Campbell camp_dj@hotmail.com Service TBA Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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