E. Boyd Campbell

Monday, December 14, 2009
E. Boyd Campbell

Eugene Boyd Campbell, 80, of Mountain Home, Idaho, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at his home.

A viewing will be held from 4-7 p.m, on Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home. Services will be held at the Bruneau American Legion Hall on Thursday, Dec. 17, with a viewing at 10 a.m., funeral services at 11 a.m., and burial with military honors to follow at the Bruneau Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home, Idaho.

Boyd was born on Nov. 1, 1929, in McDonald County, Mo., the son of Virgil and Bessie Campbell. The family moved to eastern Oregon and later to Harper, Ore., in the 1940s. Boyd never finished high school, but got his GED later on in life.

He had a great business sense and owned various businesses in Idaho and Oregon. His pride was the Valley Merc in Bruneau, which he purchased from Don Willis in the early '60s. He was part owner of the Outdoorsman in Ontario, Ore.

Boyd served in the US Air Force and was stationed at Parks Air Force Base and was a member of the 3276th Food Service Squadron as a senior meat cutter. He was proud of his meat cutting abilities.

Boyd married Frankie J. Kime on Aug. 11, 1950. He was honorable discharged from the Air Force on Sept. 23, 1953. He worked in grocery stores in Mt. Vernon, John Day, Burns and Harper, Ore.

After Frankie's passing, Boyd married Jean Sellman Jewett on Aug. 10, 1993.

Boyd was a lifetime member of the Bruneau American Legion, Post #83, Mountain Home Elks Lodge and the Mountain Home Senior Center.

He enjoyed fishing with family and friends. He taught his family to fish almost before they could walk. He fished in California, Oregon and Alaska, and loved to sport fish for tarpon and sailfish in Florida.

Boyd is survived by his wife, Jean Campbell, of Mountain Home, his son, David Campbell, of Mountain Home, his son, Larry "Slick" Jewett, and his wife, Dolores, of Mountain Home, his son, Perry Jewett, and his wife, Deanene, of Grand View, his daughter, Debbie Jewett Long, and her husband, Allen, of Grand View, five grandchildren, Matthew Jewett, Larry Jewett III, Alisha Jewett, Brandi Jo Long and Jay Allen Long, family friend Mike J. Marsden and many nieces and nephews that he thought the world of.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Frankie, both parents, and three sisters, Letha, Opal and Lena.

Memorials can be made in Boydıs honor to the Bruneau American Legion, c/o 29776 Davis Rd., Bruneau, ID 83604, or a charity of your choice.