Allen Ray Campbell


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Allen Ray Campbell

Allen Ray Campbell, 68, passed away in his home, in Manila, Utah, July 19, 2017, following a lengthy illness. 

He was born June, 2, 1949, in Rock Springs to Gene and June Campbell. 

Raised on his family's ranch, he attended schools and graduated from Manila High School in 1967. 

He married his high school sweetheart, Mari Gean Ruble on Nov. 22, 1968. He received a bachelor of science degree from Weber State University in criminal justice.

He began his career in law enforcement with the University of Utah Police Department and quickly rose to the rank of lieutenant.

In 1978, Allen and Mari moved their young family back to their hometown of Manila. A lifelong carpenter, Allen built the house they would call home. In 1980 he began working at Texas Gulf (FMC Granger), in Granger until they closed in 2001. He spent two seasons working for the U.S. Forest Service before he was elected Sheriff of Daggett County in 2002.  He served one term and retired from law enforcement.

Allen was an avid golfer. He loved watching sports and drove the school activity bus in order to attend away games. He loved boating, fishing, turkey hunting and spending time with family in the mountains of Daggett County. He was a founding member of the Daggett County Water District and a member of the Lion's Club. He spent his retirement tending his beautiful yard, woodworking, and spending time with grandchildren.

Allen was known for his work ethic, compassion, generosity, and sense of humor. Those that knew him will miss his strength of character and wisdom.

He is survived by his wife Mari; daughter Kelly Campbell and husband Clint Riley of Benbrook, Texas; son Jesse Campbell and wife Rebecca of Haslet, Texas, daughter Melissa Scott and husband Mike of Mountain View and son Russell Campbell and wife Jessica of Manila, Utah; eight grandchildren, Cody Campbell, Courtney Campbell, Caitlyn Campbell; Wyatt Walk, Ashton Walk, Addi Walk, Tanner Campbell and Peyton Campbell; his brother Gary Campbell and wife Carol, sister Bonnie Jordan and husband Ed; brothers-in-law Ray and Daniel Ruble; and 15 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gene and June Campbell; parents-in-law Eugene and Mary Ruble; sister Gaylene Campbell and niece Katie Sue Ruble.

A celebration of his life took place July 22.

Arrangements under the direction of Fox Funeral Home, Rock Springs. Condolences for family can be left at


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