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Obituary: Dr. Rex L. Campbell

Published: Saturday, May 6 2000 12:00 a.m. MDT

Our loving husband, father and grandfather Dr. Rex L. Campbell went to his Heavenly home May 3,2000.

The son of William Lewis and Lovisa Irene Christensen Campbell, he was born October 17, 1920 in Hansen, Idaho. He came to Salt Lake City when his was 10 years old. On February 25, 1944 he married Fern Piepgrass in the Salt Lake Temple.Dr. Campbell was a very talented man. He was an active member of the LDS Church serving in many capacities. He served his mission in the Southern States in 1941 He enjoyed being a Temple worker with his wife in the Jordan River Tempe. He recorded the LDS scriptures and other LDS books. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army 843rd Signal Service Battalion and the last year of his tour served in U.S. Army Intelligence. He received his Ph.D. degree in Philosophy from the University of Utah where he taught for 30 years retiring as Professor Emeritus in June of 1988. He loved his students and many of them stayed in touch over the years. During this time he received many awards including the first distinguished teaching award in the honors program. He had worked at KSL Radio Station retiring after 50 years of service. He was well known for his news broadcast and his Sunday Sound Of Music. In 1957 he helped pioneer KUED public television station and was manager for about ten years. He was an active member of the Utah Poetry Society. He loved going to the gym and was an avid walker and was often seen walking on South Temple from KSL to University of Utah.

All those who knew him, especially his family will miss his great spirit.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Michael; a grandson, Travis; and his brother, Jesse.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Fern; daughters, Linda Kathleen Campbell, Dorothy A. (Jack) Fritz; grandchildren, Jacob (Karolee) Fritz and Tiffany (Sean) Simmons; great-grandchildren, Alli Elise Robison, Whitney Price, Zackary and Keara Simmons; a brother, Ken (Marilyn) Campbell; and sister-in-law, Leone Campbell.

Funeral services will be 12 noon Monday May 8, 2000 in the Little Cottonwood 16th ward 6350 Rodeo Lane (6400 S. 1545 E.) under the direction of Memorial Estates Mortuary. Friends may call Sunday May 7, 2000 from 6-8 p.m. at the Mt. View Memorial Estates Chapel 7800 S. 3115 E. and one-hour prior before services at the church.

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