Edward Franklin Campbell passed away in Grand Junction on March 21 following a brief illness. He is survived by brothers Pat Campbell of Vancouver, Wash., and Paul Campbell of Edmond, Okla.
He was preceded in death by his parents, J. Walter and Eva May Campbell and his brother George Douglas Campbell. His wife of 38 years, Rosemary Elizabeth Roellig of Philadelphia, preceded him in death in 2019.
Eddie was born and raised in Guymon, Okla., on June 29, 1941. He attended Guymon High School, Oklahoma State University and New Mexico University, graduating with a degree in history.
A veteran of the Cold War, Eddie served with U.S. Army Artillery headquarters in Ft. Sill during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
His career was mostly with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He supervised the Federal Food Stamp Program of five states from USDA Regional Headquarters in Denver.
He was an accomplished Scottish bagpipe player and poker player and enjoyed studying history, especially of the Panhandle dust bowl days.
Mausoleum interment and memorial services are pending at the Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan in Gunnison.