L. Marshall Campbell


Marshall Campbell, born November 29, 1926 in Darrington, WA, died Mar. 9, 2012 following a tragic accident while out walking in his neighborhood. Marshall was the oldest of three sons of Paul and Ina (Coleman) Campbell. He graduated from Lynden High School in 1944 and College of Puget Sound in 1948. He earned his Master of Divinity degree from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in 1951, and was awarded a Master of Sacred Theology degree from Yale Divinity School in 1952.

As a United Methodist pastor, Marshall served churches in Palouse, Orofino/Cavendish (ID), Camas, Edmonds, and Port Orchard. He also served as the PNW Conference as Youth Director, Registrar for the Board of Ministerial Training, Conference Missionary Secretary, and Certified Laboratory School instructor. He retired in 1989.

With his wife, Joan, Marshall enjoyed reading, learning and travel. He took part in over 40 Road Scholar (Elderhostel) trips, several Primetimers trips, and others on his own. A couple of his favorite trips included going to Scotland with their adult children and realizing a lifelong dream of going to France. Marshall’s preferred mode of travel was by train. He also enjoyed music, playing the piano, and attending symphony and opera productions. He felt it was important to care for others in our communities and always had some volunteer role somewhere. He cared deeply for those affected by HIV/AIDS.

Marshall is survived by sons David (Debbie) and John (Joanne); daughters Donna (Curtis) and Kathleen (Joe); brother Eugene (Doe); stepsisters Margaret (Cliff), Norma, and Nancy (Roger); 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials, in lieu of flowers, to University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner, CMB 1067, Tacoma, WA 98416; or Rosehedge/Multifaith Works, 1401 E. Jefferson St, Suite 401, Seattle, WA 98122.

Memorial service will be held at Des Moines United Methodist Church, 22225 9th Ave S., Des Moines, WA, on Saturday, April 14, 2:00 p.m.

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