|Birth: ||Jan. 30, 1948|
|Death: ||Jan. 9, 2011|
1948 - 2011
SALEM - Craig Richard Rockwell passed away January 9, 2011 of a serious cardiac event at the age of 62. Craig was born in Oakland, California on January 30, 1948 to Richard and Thelma Rockwell. Craig graduated from Acalanes High School, Lafayette, California in 1966. He attended Chico State College from 1966 to 1968. He then attended the University of California at Berkley, where he graduated in 1970. He moved to Salem, Oregon to attend law school at Willamette University College of Law. During the summers he was a smoke jumper at the North Cascades Smokejumper Base in Winthrop, Washington. He graduated from law school in 1973 and began practicing law in Salem. Craig married Nancy Hartley in 1971. Craig and Nancy had two children, Spencer and Holly.
Craig loved work of all kinds. Known for his hat, and in the summer a carnation in his lapel, Craig spent more than 30 years as a member of the legal community in Salem. When he wasn't working as a lawyer, he found other work to do, including remodeling houses, woodworking, or working in his yard pruning his fruit trees. The only thing that rivaled his love of actual work was riding his bike. Craig was a participant in nearly 25 Cycle Oregon events and countless other cycling adventures.
Craig is survived by his parents Richard and Thelma Rockwell of Lafayette, California; his sister Linda Williams of Evergreen, Colorado; his brother Ray Rockwell (Mary Anne) of Pleasant Hill, California; his wife of more than 35 years, Nancy Rockwell of Salem, Oregon; his son Spencer Rockwell (Amy) of Salem, Oregon; his daughter Holly Rockwell (Richey) of Eugene, Oregon, and his nephews Evan Williams and Luke and Zach Rockwell.
Craig was a unique, loving, and giving person who touched and changed the lives of all he came into contact with. The multitude and confidence with which he delivered his opinions on far-reaching topics will be missed every day.
There will be a viewing at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection at 399 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, California on Friday January 14, 2011 from 4-7pm. Services will be held on Saturday January 15, 2011 at 10:30 at the same location, with burial services and reception to follow. On January 30, 2011 there will be a birthday celebration of Craig's life at 3:30 at the Mission Mill Dye House in Salem. In Craig's work with children and families he was a great admirer of the work done at Her Place, a recovery facility for women and children. As such, donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Her Place, Attn: Terry Morgan, 2035 Davcor Street NE, Salem, OR 97302.
Published in StatesmanJournal on January 13, 2011
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Record added: Jan 15, 2011
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