Obituaries

Herbert David Campbell, 92, retired Beverly State Bank President and Campbell’s Marina owner, passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. “Dave” was born in Lincoln, Kan. to parents Robert Douglas and Ethel Agnes (Kernohan) Campbell. He was baptized on Oct. 14, 1956 at First Presbyterian Church in Lincoln, Kan. His youth was spent growing up in Beverly where he attended grade school and graduated from Beverly Rural High School in 1940. Upon graduation, he enrolled in college at Kansas State University and joined the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). He then was drafted into the U.S. Army and sent to basic training. Upon completion of basic training and graduation from Officer Candidate School, he was sent to Germany where his division was attached to the 65th Infantry Division and was then assigned to General Patton’s Third Army, participating in nearly every engagement with the 65th division. At the conclusion of World War II, Dave returned to college at K-State where he graduated in 1946. After college, he accepted a job with Williams Brothers, a petroleum pipeline construction company based in Tulsa, Okla. During his tenure with Williams Brothers he worked in Columbia, Venezuela, and Canada. When his father’s health began to fail, he returned to Beverly, Kan. where he farmed family farmland and worked in the Beverly State Bank. In the late 1960’s he opened Campbell’s Marina on Wilson Lake. He retired from the Beverly State Bank and moved to Brownsville, Texas. In 2013, he returned to Kansas, residing in Wichita. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Isis Shrine in Salina, Kan. Dave loved to travel in the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America. He enjoyed dancing, fishing, playing golf, and spending time with friends and family. On April 9, 1949 Dave was united in marriage to Era Louise “Tita” Howard at her parents’ home in Mexico City, Mexico. Dave and Tita were the parents of two children, Susie and Bob. They divorced and Dave remarried to Sarah (Lassiter) Houston. Sarah died in 1998 and Dave remarried on Dec. 16, 1999 to Lucinda Maria Ramirez in Brownsville, Texas. Maria Campbell died in Brownsville on Oct. 13, 2013. Dave was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Brownsville, Texas. He is survived by his daughter, Susie Campbell (Mark) Will of Wichita and son Robert (Angela) Campbell of Salina, stepchildren Lucy Tella of San Antonio, Texas and Martha Tella de Morales of Matamoros, Mexico; grandchildren Matthew Will, Lexi Will, Cody Campbell, and Ashley Campbell; numerous extended family members in Texas and Mexico. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated in his memory to Kansas Honor Flight, PO Box 2371, Hutchinson, KS 67504. Graveside Services will be 3:00 p.m., Saturday, April 4 at the Beverly Cemetery, Beverly, Kan. Baker Funeral Home Valley Center. Condolences may be left for the family at www.bakerfhvc.com