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August 1, 1969 - October 5, 2020
Pat Campbell passed away unexpectedly in Salt Lake City on October 5, 2020. He was born to Bob and Gloria Campbell in Provo, Utah in 1969. He was loved in many communities for his music, his graphic design work, his church service, and his singular dedication to his family and friends.
Pat was sealed to the love of his life, Rebecca Hurst, in the St. George Temple in 2002. He is survived by Rebecca, their children Ruby, Henry, Roscoe, and Etta, his parents; Bob and Gloria Campbell; his mother-in-law, Julie Hurst; his brothers, Jeff, Greg, Todd, and Erik; and a large extended family.
Pat had many talents and a wide range of interests. With a band teacher for a father and a mother who taught piano, Pat gravitated readily toward music, beginning with tuba and moving on to percussion. He loved all kinds of drums and seemed to want to play them all at once. As a student at the University of Utah, he played in the marching band drumline and led the Ute Marching Band as drum major. He graduated from the U with a degree in graphic design.
Amid a busy career in design and a full commitment to his family, he continued playing music professionally. Earlier work in the Woods Cross High School Marching Band and the Lagoon Band was followed by concerts and records with bands like the ska-flavored Swim Herschel Swim. In the 1990s, Pat relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he played and toured with artists such Johnny Dilks, the Old Joe Clarks, Action Plus, and the Oranj Symphonette. Returning to Utah, he became an in-demand drummer and musician, playing a wide variety of music that eventually led to his membership in the Lower Lights.
Despite a crowded schedule of design work and music, Pat’s family was the real center of his life. He supported his boys, Roscoe and Henry in sports. He helped Ruby develop her musical talents of singing and playing string bass and piano. Etta was his darling princess and he loved watching her dance. Pat stepped easily into Becca’s family, spending precious time in St. George and on a Lake Powell houseboat, and forming tight bonds with Becca’s parents and siblings.
Pat felt just as at home in overalls fixing a sprinkling system as he did in a suit at the pulpit, or behind a drumset on stage or in a recording studio. He loved all things vintage, be it rusty tools, a rare snare drum, old family photographs, mid-century modern houses, or classic jazz, pop, and country records.
But his impulse to collect was even stronger when it came to relationships: he was the quintessential people person. Anyone Pat spent time with could easily feel like he was their best friend or cool uncle, focused just on you – and yet at the same time he could somehow also steer your interest toward an album he loved, a movie you should see, a burrito truck you should visit, the current score in a San Francisco Giants game, or why you should definitely, definitely meet another amazing friend of his who works at this little out-of-the way diner that makes the best biscuits. Pat served an LDS mission in Minnesota, and he never stopped preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ in deeds, in words, and in his love for every person he encountered.
A viewing will be held on Thursday evening, October 8, at North Canyon 7th Ward,
3350 South 100 East, Bountiful, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, October 9 at the North Canyon Stake Center, 965 Oakwood Drive, Bountiful at 11:00 a.m. A live stream of the funeral may be viewed at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82769388635.
In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to Rescue Mission of Salt Lake
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