Kenneth Campbell

Ken Campbell, age 68, returned to our Heavenly Father on July 19, 2020.  Ken was born July 5, 1952, in Hurricane, UT to Keith and Hilma Wright Campbell. Ken graduated from Dixie High School.

On July 25, 1975, Ken married the love of his life for time and all eternity Estella Kathleen Savage in the Provo, UT Temple. Together they raised their three children in Santa Clara, UT.

Ken spent his career serving the citizens of Washington County. He started his career as the Chief of Security at the St. George Temple and served four years as the Washington County Sheriff. He worked the remainder of his Law Enforcement Career with Santa Clara Public Safety and was also a volunteer fire fighter for Santa Clara.

Ken was an active member in the LDS community serving as the Elders Quorum President, Sunday School Teacher, Ward Executive Secretary, and other various callings.

Ken loved spending time with his family in the outdoors, fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed reading and watching western movies, playing trivia games, playing with his grand kids and making people smile. Ken enjoyed showing his love for others through meals he would make and phone calls to see how they were doing. He was loved by all who met him and deeply cared about the citizens in the communities he served.

Ken is survived by his wife Kathleen and his 3 children and 6 grandchildren. Alisha and Shane (William) Barrett Las Vegas, NV. Erik and Amanda (Hunter, Holley, Hoyt) Campbell Ivins, UT. Brian and Kailen (Macoy, Bodhi) Campbell Phoenix, AZ. His brother Jim (Joann) Coleman in St. George, UT and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Keith Campbell, Mother, Hilma Campbell, Brother, Joe Campbell, Sister, Arlene Ward, Father-in-law, Don Henry Savage and Mother-in-law, Lillie Anderson Savage.

The family would like to thank the many doctors, nurses and the entire medical staff from the Provo Care and Rehabilitation Center and the St. George Rehabilitation Center that took great care of him during his last few years here on Earth.  An extra special thank you to the nurses and CNA’s at St. George Rehabilitation, your kindness is greatly appreciated.

Viewings will be held on Thursday, July 23rd from 6:00-8:00 pm and on Friday, July 24th from 8:30-9:30 am followed by a private family service at 10:00 am at Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel, 110 S. Bluff Street, St. George, UT (Please remember your face mask). Interment will be at Santa Clara City Cemetery on July 24, at 11:00 am.

To watch a webcast of the service (live or up to 90 days after the service), go to Type in the event number 33536 and password KMC2020.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St, St. George, Utah. Friends and family are invited to sign his online guest book at



6:00 – 8:00 pm

Second Visitation

8:30 – 9:30 am


10:00 am


Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel
110 S. Bluff
St. George, UT


11:00 am
Santa Clara City Cemetery
3780 Windmill Dr, Santa Clara, UT 84765

Guest Book

10 Responses

  1. My heart is sad for the passing of a very dear and caring friend throughout the years. I know he is watching the g over all of us who have had the pure pleasure of being associated with Ken. Along with his brother, Joe, they were a pure enlightenment to have been around. Will miss you, and greet Joe for me. To the family and friends, I truly wish I could be with you at this his farewell to his Earthly life and his entrance into his true calling.

  2. I’m very sad to hear of Kenny’s passing . He was such a wonderful man.. He was always upbeat and smiling . Every time I would see him he would treat me like I was his best friend. RIP My friend you will be missed !!! Love You 😍

  3. Kenny was a bright light in our Dixie High Class of 1970. He was always wearing a big smile. He was a great Sheriff and police officer for Santa Clara City. He was loving and kind. We were just figuring out how we could set up a Zoom meeting with him for our class reunion when I heard of his passing. We will miss him. Sending our love and prayers to the whole Campbell family.

  4. Ken was such a kind person. Always had a smile and a great sense of humor. Bless his family with peace and serenity! I am sure he has found his.

  5. RIP my friend.. When Barb and I last visited you we were both so impressed with your positive attitude and spirit. Barb must have told me a dozen times how amazing a man you are. We’ve missed seeing you for some time and have been sad you were alone during these difficult times. Such an amazing, kind and positive spirit you have. I have no doubt you are spreading cheer and love now as you always have.

  6. So many stories I could tell about this amazing man! When we closed Dutchmans late at night, he was out in the parking lot with a light so we could walk safely to our cars. When I forgot to take my plates off the car I sold, he rescued them for me. When a hoard of officers pulled my friend and me over because of a burned-out headlight, and then they realized my dad hadn’t registered the car yet, Kenny showed up at the scene and after cracking up that we were pulled over, told the officers to let us go and he would make sure the car got registered. My favorite memory though, was when he caught us getting back late from ice blocking. I thought for sure we were in trouble until he told us that when he and his friends went, they would stop off at the ice house to sneak some ice for their fun! Kenny- you will be missed! Love you Campbell family- my thoughts and prayers are with you!

  7. We learned from Kathi in West Virginia that Kenny had passed away for which was sad news but also happy he is free from pain and discomfort. He was a pillar of love to all of us who knew him. I will always remember His frame standing in the Carpenters driveway holding my two grandchildren in his arms. They had been down for their naps and grandma had gone next door for a minute to Lindsey’s when apparently they woke up and were looking for me. I was so greatful for Kenny at that moment to be holding Cody & Kelly safely in his arms. I have never forgotten that scene which was so long ago but a memory that will be with me forever. God speed Kenny you will be missed. Much love to your family as we have fond memories of them all too. Santa Clara days and the great neighbors there were our introduction to Utah which we have grown to love. Thanks for the great memories Campbell’s.
    Love, The Kelly’s

  8. Haven’t seen Ken since High school But have to say he’s someone you never forget It’s a good too

  9. I used to be a CNA who took care of Ken. I remember him very well, always so nice to me. I remember very well every time I would walk in to him room he would say my smile would brighten his day up. He’d offer me some treats from his goody bag he had in his closet. He even helped me get closer to the guy I am now engaged to. I work as an MA now and he is still one of my pts (I work with April Peterson, one of his NP’s) I’ll always hold him dear to my heart, I wish I got to see him one last time. But at least he is in a better place now. Thank you for your kindness Ken, I’ll never forget about you.

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