Aaron Elisha Campbell, age 74, of St. George, Utah passed away at home surrounded by his wife and children on Friday, March 25, 2016 of kidney failure. He was born on August 31, 1941 at home in Vernal, Utah to David Clyde Campbell & Hattie Lucille Crouse. He married Lilias Bellingham of Falkirk, Scotland on June 25, 1964 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Aaron was raised in Vernal and was the sixth of seven children born to his parents (he also had a half-brother from his father’s previous marriage). He attend Uintah High School where he played basketball and the tuba. He served a full-time mission for the LDS Church to the Scottish-Irish mission from 1962-64 where he met his sweetheart. They were married shortly after his return home to Utah. Aaron was a former radio announcer for KVEL in Vernal. He attended Brigham Young University and was a long-time employee for the BYU Bookstore where he retired after 33 years of service. Some of Aaron’s hobbies included photography, gardening and all things BYU sports (NOT the Utes, except for Uintah Utes).
Aaron was an active member of the LDS Church his entire life where he served in many callings. He was known for being a kind, humble disciple of Christ and loved having opportunities to share the gospel. He even had a few opportunities to return to his mission in Scotland to visit family, friends and church members.
Aaron’s influence was far reaching because of his quiet, unassuming character and his unconditional compassion for others. He loved woodworking and building guitars. He was an avid composer, singer and guitarist at family & ward parties, rest homes and other events. The love for his wife, music and the gospel were central to Aaron’s family life.
Aaron and his wife raised their children in Orem & Spanish Fork and then retired in St. George, Utah. He is survived by his wife of 51 years and his ten children: Anna Timothy (Ian); Yvonne Campbell; Senga Campbell (Joni); Benjamin Campbell (Elizabeth); Donald Campbell (Rae); Nathan Campbell (Brooke); Nancy Jean Campbell; Lilias (Lily) Wheatfill (Shawn); Raymond Campbell (Jen); Stewart Campbell (Lindsey); 33 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather, William (Bill) Warby and brother, Dennis Campbell.
The family wishes to express appreciation to the many doctors and staff who became a part of our family and made Aaron’s last few months very pleasant.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, March 31st at the LDS Church located at 881 S River Rd, St. George. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, March 30th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at Hughes Mortuary (1037 East 700 South, St. George) and at the church from 9:30 to 10:30 am prior to the services. Interment and graveside service will take place in the Orem City Cemetery on Friday, Apr 1st @ 12pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Liberty Dialysis of St. George.