Maurice Lewis "Bud" Campbell

August 24, 1936July 30, 2015
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Maurice Lewis “Bud” Campbell

“No man ever stands so straight as when he stoops to help a boy.” ~Knights of Pythagoras

Maurice Lewis “Bud” Campbell, 78, passed away Jul 30, 2015 in Murray, Utah due to complications from cancer.

Born Aug 24, 1936 to Maurice James and Sarah Dorothy Christensen Campbell in Grass Valley, CA. He married Karen Martin on Aug 8, 1962. He later married Loa Mecham Schelin on Jan 12, 1994.

In 1960, Bud graduated with a degree in education from Brigham Young University. In 1998, he retired after 38 years as an educator in Murray School District where he coached football, basketball, and baseball. He was proud that his teams brought home numerous trophies including District and State Championships. He also influenced Utah High School athletics through his work with the Utah Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (UIAAA). In December 2015, he will be inducted into the National Athletic Director's Hall of Fame, the highest honor achieved in the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA). Through his service on UIAAA and NIAAA committees, he also formed lifelong friendships with wonderful colleagues.

Bud was also involved in civic activities, including the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), where he served as a scoutmaster for over 30 years. He loved the opportunity to work with young men to help them become great men. During his years as a scoutmaster, he assisted numerous young men, and their mothers, to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. One of his fondest memories was a court of honor during which twelve of his scouts received their Eagle Scout Awards. In 1997, 1981, and 1985, he led troops from the Great Salt Lake Council to National Scout Jamborees. In 1986, he served as commissioner for troops from the Great Salt Lake Council attending the World Jamboree in Alberta, Canada. His dedication and service to the BSA was recognized with the Silver Beaver Award.

In his spare time, Bud enjoyed hunting, fishing, skiing, and traveling with family and friends. No fishing trip was complete without Ding Dongs, Twizzlers, soda pop, and a good fishing story. He spent many hours in his little red boat creating lasting memories.

Bud was preceded in death by his angel wife, Loa, and by his parents. He is survived by his children Jim (Judith) Campbell, Kay (Kent) Ellett, Tom (Kim) Campbell; 18 grandchildren; and by his sister, Margaret Jones. He is also survived by his loving and faithful dogs, Mollie and Nellie.

The family would like to thank the Huntsman Cancer Institute, the Cascades at Riverwalk Rehabilitation Center, and Canyon Hospice for the kind and loving care provided to our father.

Services will be held Saturday, Aug 8, 2015, 1 pm, Little Cottonwood 16th Ward, 6350 S. Rodeo Lane, Murray, UT where friends and family may call two hours prior to services. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.


  • Visitation Saturday, August 8, 2015
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 8, 2015

Maurice Lewis "Bud" Campbell

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Julie Mechling Sagendorf

October 15, 2015

I am fortunate to have been one of Bud Campbell's students. He was a caring and motivated educator who brought out the best in his students and peers. I always appreciated his sense of humor and upbeat approach to life! He had a positive influence on countless individuals -- I am blessed to be one of them. Kind regards to his family.

Randy Abeyta

September 8, 2015

A great friend at the High School. 20 years of friendship.

Ralph/Dianne Sonzini

August 20, 2015

We felt blessed to know and associate with Bud. He was an influence for good in the lives of our boys. He was always so warm and wanted to visit when we ran into him during the past few years.

Wayne Sherry

August 20, 2015

Spent many days in his office having talks he was a kind warm man.

August 19, 2015

I worked with Bud for all of my 36 years at MHS. He was one of my closest friends and I already miss him. We coached football together, taught Drivers Ed. together and shared the good times at good old MHS. We always had what I thought was a special relationship. Kent Smith

Ryan Sagendorf

August 13, 2015

Bud was one of my favorite teachers and coaches at Murray High. He was also the coach of my father, who has many fond memories of him. He was a great man and will be sorely missed...

Stephen Bunker

August 9, 2015

I revere this man even after so many years. Bud was my Scoutmaster and made a positive, indelible mark on my life and the lives of so many others. For me, Scouting was always an adventure because of Bud. My heartfelt gratitude goes to his family for sharing him with us on so many scout outings. God bless this man and his family. He is loved greatly.

Clayton Reynolds

August 9, 2015

Sorry for your loss, Bud had great influence in my life as a young man and many others, He was a great mentor and friend through out the years. He will be deeply missed.

Chris Smallwood

August 9, 2015

I knew Bud as a great Scouter. He devoted many hours to the program, he was a special friend. He always kept me up to date as to where and what his kids were doing, how proud he was of all of you. Kay he was always proud to tell me about you as you had once worked for me at the Great Salt Lake Council. He will be missed. Chris Smallwood

Mike Tullgren

August 9, 2015

I was fortunate to have association with Brother Bud Campbell, as he was our Scout Master with and for the Butler 18th Ward, in the mid 1960,s. Bud was a great leader and mentor. I am truly privileged to have known him. God Bless..