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Information for Claude R. "Smoke" Campbell

18 April, 1910 - 27 June, 1966
From The Idaho Free-Press,
29 June, 1966

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Note - Obituary is a little confusing in that he
married and his wife died, but then also mentions
that his wife survives him.


Claude R. Campbell

     NAMPA Ė Requiem Mass for Claude (Smoke) Raymond Campbell, 56, 423 Chestnut St., who died at an Ashton hospital Monday, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Paulís Catholic Church.
     The Rev. Fr. Edward Donze, S.M., will be celebrant.  Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
     Members of Nampa Lodge No. 1389, BPOE, will be in charge of graveside services.  Rosary devotions will be recited at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Alsip Chapel.
     He was born April 18, 1910 at Fulton, Kan.  He was a railroad conductor for the Union Pacific Railroad Co., and served in the 729th Railroad Battalion as a sergeant during World War II.
     He was a member of Nampa Lodge No. 1389, BPOE; the order of Railway Conductors; and a member of St. Paulís Catholic Church.
     Mr. Campbell came to Nampa with his parents in 1923, and was graduated from Nampa High School.  He went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad in 1935 at Glenns Ferry.  He married Margaret Sullivan at Pocatello in 1945, and she died after a short illness.
     Surviving are his wife; three sons, Michael Campbell of Fort Campbell, Ky., Patrick Campbell and Daniel Campbell, both of Nampa; two daughters, Mary Anne Campbell of Nampa, and Mrs. Linda Spray of Sacramento, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Regina Galloway of Caldwell, and two nephews and a niece.


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Location for Claude and Margaret Campbell is at number 35.


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