George Roderick “Rod” Campbell |

George Roderick “Rod” Campbell

1923 ~ 2018

George Roderick “Rod” Campbell 1923 – 2018, passed away peacefully on 2/21/18 with his family by his side. Born August 2, 1923 in Vancouver, B.C. He moved to California as a young man and graduated from Sacramento High School before entering the Army Air Corps during WWII. He married Kathryn Dempster and had three children, Brandon, Pam, and Cathy. He is preceded in death by Brandon, Cathy and his three wives.

In 1959 he moved to Tahoe to run his mother’s motel, Veren Villa, in Crystal Bay. Rod was the perfect example of “hard work pays off”! He was a pioneer in the beginning of Lake Tahoe’s Incline Village when Crystal Bay Development Company was formed. Rod aligned his real estate offices with Coldwell Banker in 1981, one of the first in the nation, and retired prior to 2000. He was a strong supporter/contributor of the Sierra Nevada College and passionate about fishing the Columbia River. Rod married Eleanor Staben during that time and she passed away in 1992. A few years later he met “the love of his life”, Marlyn Oakley, and together they traveled the world. . . . several times! Marlyn passed away in 2010. His remaining years were spent with his daughter, Pam, grandson Lane and his wife Mary in Granite Bay, CA and “The Rock”. . . . his beautiful home on the lake in Incline.

A Celebration of Life will be held in August, per his wishes. Details to follow.

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