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Page A-10 - Mason County Journal - Thursday, July 24,2014 Public service for Ear/ ..id. The two fished for kings on the Skokomish River and for bottom fish Campbell slated for Aug, 2 in Neah Bay. The two men and their spouses By GORDON WEEKS once spent a week together at a lodge gordon@masoncounty.com on Vancouver Island, "and we pretty much spent the whole time in the Earl Campbell, who shared his skill boat," Parks said. and love for fishing in his columns for Campbell understood the nuances the Mason County Journal, died July for tying up lures, and "the obscure 9 at Mason General Hospital. He was places where no one else is fishing," 61. Parks said. Campbell offered tips on fishing in "He had the knack and the feel," he his Journal columns during the 1990s. said, "I called him 'The Master.' He Campbell's daughter, Sierra Camp- taught me a lot." bell Mason of West Seattle, said pho- "He was a great person," Parks tos show him holding up his catch added. "He cared a lot. He had a big when he was 4 years old. heart." "He was such a skilled fisherman, A lifelong resident of Shelton, and he told such great stories ... The Campbell worked as director of voca- times he was happiest was when he tional services at Exceptional Forest- was on the river, and teaching some- ers Inc., now known as EFi, in Shelton one who had never fished," she said. for more than 20 years. Mason added, YMy dad is a legend "He had a passion for working with at the (Skokomish) River. The saying people with disabilities," said Debbie was, if my dad and his friend Jimmy Brice McHargue with EFi. "He be- (Parks) aren't catching any fish, no lieved that if people wanted to work, one is catching fish." they could work." Parks said he met Campbell in the "He was an amazing man," she early 1990s when they both worked added. "He had compassion. He was a at Pacific Disposal. They became best mentor to his staff, and a great team friends and fishing partners, Parks leader, funny." Photo courtesy of Sierra Campbell Mason Earl Campbell, who was considered a "legend" for his fishing prowess on the Skokomish River and shared his knowledge, died at age 61 on July 9. A public service will be from 2 p,m. to 4 p,m. Aug. 2 at the Shelton Civic Center. TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY PERSONAL ON-SITE es- tate auction Sunday July 20th. 1204 Thomas Ave Shelton, WA. Great little es- Northwest Auction Service LARGE YARD sale on Fri- (360) 880-0231 Lic #2314 day 10-4 and Saturday (P7/17) 9-3 at Shelton Presbyte- rian Church. 1430 Shelton tate! Everything from tools HUGE TWO family garage Springs Rd. (S 7/17) to collectable smalls and sale. Saturday and Sunday furniture! Visit www.pnwauc- 19th and 20th 10 a.m.-4p.m. PLACE AN AD in the Jour- tioneer.com for photos. Join 1621 Jefferson St. By NAPA. nal Classified section to buy us on-site or online! Pacific Tons of stuff (A 7/17) or sell. $$$$$ Call 426-4412. joi, for oar W t J 16 60lymDc H ghway , ]60 ,436 47!2 '\