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Van Campen, Darwin Dean
10 September 1935 - 03 October 1981
Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona
Born to Harry Lynn Van Campen and Myrtle Annabelle Schoonover, Darwin graduated from a photography school in the early 1950's and became a prolific photographer for "Arizona Highways" until the 1960s.
Darwin loved bowling and sports. Those who remember him say he was a happy man with a good sense of humor. He married Betty Lou Starner (1928-1988) in 1970.
He took his life by a self-inflicted shotgun at a Phoenix motel and is entombed in crypt #852, Memory Lawn Chapel Mausoleum, 719 N. 27th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ. The location is listed as "inside--East Corridor, 6th Level". The 6th level is the uppermost level on the ground floor.