Russell Ware Campbell



Russell Ware Campbell, aged 67, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 8, 2010, at his home in Medford. A memorial service will be held June 26, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at Trail Christian Fellowship with Bill Halstead officiating.



Russell was born April 8, 1943, in Elgin, Ill., to Grace and Ralph Campbell. He attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, graduating with a degree in philosophy. He then spent several years working and traveling abroad. On October 22, 1978, he and Esther Meyer celebrated their marriage on the farm in Sams Valley.



He began his career as a computer programmer with RVPS. Then, in 1987, he earned his masters in computer science. He retired in April 2009, from Regence/Blue Cross.



He is survived by his wife, Esthie; his sons, Matthew and Joshua Campbell; sister, Jeannette Campbell and Erik van der Palen; and brother Charles and Karole Campbell with son Kristopher. He was preceded in death by his parents.



In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or the Medford Gospel Mission.