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Clifford M. Campoy

Retired CHP motorcycle officer

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POSTED May 7, 2009 1:32 a.m.
Clifford M. Campoy, 79, of Farmington, passed away peacefully in his home May 4, 2009 with his family by his side. He was born in Monterey, on January 14, 1930 to John and Josephine Campoy.

He attended Seaside Elementary School and graduated Manteca High School as a part of the Class of 1947.  His first job out of high school was logging and hauling lumber with his brother and later a job at Karlson Brothers Trucking in 1950. In 1951 he was drafted into the army and was discharged in 1953. He got married to Mary Jean Gardella on June 20, 1954. He joined the CHP in 1956 and was a motorcycle officer in Stockton from 1957 until 1965. In 1984 he retired from the CHP after 28 years of service.  

He enjoyed the outdoors and activities like hunting, fishing and, motorcycle riding with his sons.  He was a life member and past president of the Stockton Motorcycle Club.  He was a charter member and X Noble Grand Humbug of Tuleberg Chapter 69 of Stockton E-Clampus Vitus as well as president of the VFW Manteca, Farmington Oddfellows, and the Farmington Fire and Water Co. Board of Directors.  

Clifford is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Jean Campoy; his sister Georgia Van Pelt; sons Steve (Claudia), Mike and Ken (Debbie) Campoy; and grandchildren Tanya and Brad Campoy.

Remembrances may be sent to Hospice of San Joaquin 3888 Pacific Ave. Stockton, Ca. 95204.  Services will be Saturday May 16, 1 p.m. at the Farmington Cemetery 5255 S. Escalon Bellota Road.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Thursday, May 7, 2009  
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