Allan Glen Campbell was born in Portland, Ore., on Oct. 11, 1919. He was then taken by his grandmother, Rachel Vanhorn, to Sheridan, Ore., where she raised him as her own.
In 1937, at 17 years of age he moved to Hood River to live. It was soon there after that he met his future wife, June Isenberg, at the Hood River Valley Christian Church.
He joined the Civilian Construction Corps where he served until he enlisted in the Army Air Force.
He and June were to be married on Christmas in Hood River, but Pearl Harbor intervened and he was confined to the base in Tacoma, Wash. June traveled alone to Tacoma where they were married in 1943. He was shipped to England for two years where he was a staff sergeant squadron leader in the armament section — repairing the fighter planes armaments for the 38th Squadron of the 55th Fighter Group of the 8th Air Force, something that he was very proud of for the rest of his life, going to many of the reunions in peacetime.
At the end of the war, he returned to Hood River where he worked in the woods until he could buy his first log truck. He continued in the log trucking industry for the rest of his working days. He held in high esteem the lasting friendships that he had formed through his many seasons of hauling logs!
One of his great adventures was with his brother, Oren Ingram, when they traveled in their log trucks to haul pipe for the Alaskan Pipeline in the 1950s.
Together he and June raised three children — Glenda, David and Becky — at their home on Brookside Drive. He loved flowers and traveling; his daily walks around the countryside were never to be missed.
While in Southern California he discovered golf, and he practiced it nearly every day. He and June traveled around the world: Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, England, Scotland, Mexico, Fiji, and The Philippines. Reading was another passion of his.
He was active in the Oregon Log Truckers Association, a member of the Elks, the American Legion, the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) and most of the local coffee shops.
Allan passed away at his Hood River Down Manor residence with family by his side on Nov. 30, 2009.
He is survived by his wife June of nearly 68 years; son David and daughter-in-law Linda, daughter Becky and son-in law Jerry; grandchildren Shelley and Shawn Wate, Erin Campbell, Mandy and Jonny Betz and Jason and Sara Taylor; and four great-grandchildren: Ryan, Eric, Ashley and Madison.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Glenda Taylor and grandson Andy Taylor.
Graveside rites at Idlewilde Cemetery were conducted Friday, Dec. 4. A celebration of life service will follow at a later date; please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to leave a condolence for his family and look for future service details.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000.
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