James Ivor Campbell, 46, of Idyllwild, died Thursday, March 19, 2009, at home. He was born Oct. 10, 1962, to Barbara and Mark Campbell in Dansville, Penn. He was the second of three boys. They raised their boys in Warren, Penn. Jimmy had a wonderful childhood full of adventures, snakes and football.
He attended Slippery Rock University and received a degree in business administration. After university, he lived outside Washington, D.C., in Huntington Beach and finally in Phoenix, where he married and had four beautiful children. They are Ashlyn Grace, 13; Brenna Lynn, 12; Cole Steven, 10; and Declan Ivor, 7.
When Jimmy and his ex-wife were expecting Declan, they moved to Idyllwild to be closer to Kathryn’s family.
Jimmy had owned Jan’s Red Kettle, had worked for the U.S. Forest Service, and at the time of his passing, was Town Hall recreation director.
A celebration of his life is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at Town Hall. A lunch reception follows.
He is survived by his children; his mother, Barbara Campbell; his older brother, Mark (Nancy) Campbell Jr. and their son Tyler; an uncle, Ken; and numerous beloved cousins.
He also was a beloved member of the Boss family. He is survived on that branch by Pat and Jan Boss; Gary and Patty McKee; Don and Sally McKee; and their respective children.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory be made to the Campbell Kids Fund/Jan Boss, P.O. Box 3410, Idyllwild, CA 92549.