Time flies when all I can think of is coming home to your loving arms
Denslow Paul DeCamp, 76, of Winston, Ore., Passed away peacefully on March 24, 2021, almost six months after the passing of his beloved wife Jacqueline Edmae (Johnson) DeCamp, 69, who passed away on October 4, 2020.
Denny was born on November 4, 1944 in Oroville, California, to Louie Denslow DeCamp and Evelyn DeCamp Holder. Jackie was born on November 23, 1950 in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Albert and Liola Johnson.
Jackie and Denny met in Anderson, Calif. And married in June 1982, settling their combined family in Riddle, Oregon.
Jackie and Denny are survived by their children and grandchildren: daughter Linda DeCamp and children Brandon DeCamp, Natasha Cerny, Kristopher Cook and Kendra Cook; his son, Denny DeCamp and his wife Rhonda; his son, Harry Lawrence, his partner Edie Scharbrough and his sons Brandon Seiber, Cody Wawzyniak, Ryan and Garrett Lawrence; her daughter, Jennifer Lawrence Hanscom, her husband Russell Hanscom and sons Jack, Mark and Scott Hanscom; her son, Kenneth Bice and daughter, Shiela DeCamp Kjer, her husband Kyle Kjer and children Anthony and Jessi Preyer and Tavis Kjer.
Denny is also survived by his mother, Evelyn Holder and her sisters, Carolyn Jones and Brenda Bristow, as well as his many nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.
Jackie is also survived by her sister, Jennifer Martinez, her brother-in-law Gene Martinez and her nephew Nick Martinez.
The DeCamps lived in Riddle, Oregon until Denny’s retirement as a thatch driver at Roseburg Forest Products. Jackie worked as a teaching assistant at Riddle Elementary School. The two moved to Washington to help take care of their grandsons. Denny became the boys’ “nanny” while Jackie continued to work as a para-educator in the Kent School District, working with children with special needs. They lived in a retired community where they enjoyed doing crafts, online puzzles, and gardening and spending time with their beloved dogs, Lucy and Lulu.
Although death and dying are a difficult part of life, Denny’s and Jackie’s children find peace in the knowledge that their parents don’t have to live long without each other. They are planning a memorial service for the couple at Stanton Park in Canyonville on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.