Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Carlos Campos Memorial
Carlos Campos Memorial

Carlos Campos

Carlos Campos

Thursday, December 8th, 2022

On December 8, 2022, Carlos O. Campos, passed away at his home in Sedro Woolley, WA. Carlos was born to Alfred and Margaret Campos  on June 26, 1950 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Christine Campos.

After graduating from Damien High School, Honolulu in 1968 Carlos joined the Navy/Seabees. Carlos served in I Corp Vietnam 1968-69 and was a combat veteran.  Over the years Carlos maintained close friendships with many of his service friends.

Carlos and Chris met on Vancouver Island and began a life filled with adventures. An interest in logging took shape in many forms from setting chokes to timber falling. How a young guy born and raised in Hawaii ended up logging was always a good topic of conversation. Eventually Carlos was introduced to draft horses and selective logging.

Carlos was an avid gardener his whole life. He was game to try growing anything from peanuts to Ipu gourds. Garlic growing was where he truly excelled and over the years friends and family anticipated the harvest of his purple, hard neck, spicy garlic. One school year Carlos braided 100 heads of garlic to celebrate his kids’ 100 days of school.

Carlos loved cars and over the years he owned many classic cars. He especially loved hot rods and enjoyed his 1930 Ford Coupe to the end.  Carlos loved attending car shows everywhere and anywhere and was a wealth of car information. Many friendships were formed over a mutual love of cars.

Carlos worked for Wilder Construction and retired from Lakeside Industries.  He expertly knew his way around Snohomish and King County thanks to all the roads he had helped pave.

His love and attachment to Hawaii never went away and purchasing a camp house looking out over the Pacific was a dream come true. It was truly his sweet spot and where he felt the happiest. Carlos loved sharing his hale with friends and family.

He will be missed by his wife, Christine, daughters, Eliza, Molly, Carla;  son, Robin; sons in law, Silas and Francis; beloved grandchildren, Maryn, Holden, Myles and Oliver; sister,  Marquita (Mickey).

A family celebration will take place in Hawaii.  Share memories of Carlos and sign the online guest register.


  • Dale Boe

    I think of you often my friend. I really hope to see you in the next life. it was a pleasure working and riding our Harleys together. I’m so glad I met you because you are truly a good person. I don’t think Hank knows yet so I will contact him tomorrow. it took me some time to write on your page and for that I’m sorry but some things I find hard to accept and this is one of them. Travel well my friend and Jimmy hope to see you in the next life.

  • Jimmy Crawford

    I met Carlos at the Veterans car show in Bellingham, Dale Boe introduced us. Dale gave me a friendship in Carlos that I will be forever grateful. You see the connection we had, we were in the same DMZ zones in Vietnam in 1968/69. Our friendship grew over the years and I cherished that. If you were a friend of Carlos, then you were very lucky as Carlos wasn’t plastic, he was the real deal. He had a love for gasser cars as I do, we talked gasser’s at every breakfast I had with him. He would take me around to his friends and all of Carlo’s friends are as real people as he was. But when Carlos took me to Atlas Fabrication it was like being among a family member. I helped with the special day of bringing his model A home.
    That was a fun day for us, Carlos achieved his dream car. And with the help from Jim at Atlas his dream car became a reality. You just had to ride in his hot rods to appreciate how Carlos put his soul into them. I was fortunate enough to have experienced this. You can certainly see how proud he was with his model A purchase, a proud papa!
    Now my two dearest friends are talk’n hot rods in heaven, I smile when I think of this because Bob Watkins & Carlos hit it off the very first day they met. How blessed I was to have such friendships as these two. A very special day and one of Carlo’s adventures, the day I was a part of him bringing home his gorgeous model A.
    Carlos gave up riding his Harley, years before I met him. I would ride my bikes to help him with his projects, he handed over his Harley vest & his flamed helmet. Two of the gifts that I have taken on Route 66 & wore to Cali. Now when I ride, I will still have my friend with me.
    I miss you, my brother, & I love you brother/
    Jimmy Crawford

  • Steve Warriner

    Carlos and Chris were clients of mine but over the years became good friends. Carlos was a special person who I truly enjoyed talking to. Every time he was in town we would make time to go have lunch. Loved him like a brother and cherished the time we spent together. I was honored to be on his list to call during his last days, we were able to say “til we meet again” before he passed.
    I love you brother and as promised, I will continue to care for Chris through these times.

  • Robin Farmer

    It was such a joy knowing Carlos and being able to experience his kind gentle spirit. I know he is missed by many. Big hugs to his beautiful family

  • Aloha Oe Bayne

    Carlos, my heart goes out to your family. We have not been in contact since Hana Buddha days, but I have had you in my prayers nightly from when Quita told me of your illness. I was praying for a miracle for your recovery. May you rest in love.

  • Ronni Sheflo

    Carlos, my condolences to your family. May they find comfort in knowing how many lives you have touched. Each in their own unique way. When you talked to people, you talked to people. On their level. Your wisdom is being passed on as I am writing this. Your love is being passed on as I’m writing this. How beautiful. You are a true spirit. A beautiful soul. One that I know I will see again. Rest in Peace my dear friend.

  • Cathi Bartice

    Although we never met in person I felt you were my spiritual brother. I hope to greet you one day and until then may you rest in peace. I will plant the seeds you gave me in your honor this spring. Sending love and light to those left behind.

  • Tina Baer

    You are missed & will always be remembered as the wise & wonderful man that you are. I will never forget you my brother. You were a gift to all who knew you. All my love to your beautiful family & friends as we all grieve your passing. Eternal Peace my friend. ♥️