Loraine Kay (Rockey) (Johnson) Campbell


On Monday, July 24, 2023, at 3:25 a.m., Loraine Kay (Rockey) (Johnson) Campbell, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away at the age of 80 in Newberg, Ore.

She was born in Monte Vista, Colo., in January of 1943 and grew up with her two brothers on the family potato farm (Rockey Farms) in Center, Colo., in the San Luis Valley. She graduated high school from Center Consolidated Schools (Center, Colo.) and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Psychology at Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo.

She then married Michael J. Johnson in 1964 and moved to Florence, Ore., in 1968, where they raised their two children, Edward Johnson and Lodell (Johnson) Halvorson. She worked as a bookkeeper for their excavation and sanitation businesses (Siuslaw Sanitary Service) in Florence. After a divorce and sale of the businesses, she returned to Colorado in 1988 where she co-owned and ran a trucking company (Rocky Mountain Transportation) in Canon City, Colo. In 2003, Loraine moved back to Oregon to be near her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her former spouse Michael J. Johnson, their children Edward (Julie) Johnson and Lodell (Allan) Halvorson. Her grandchildren, Tyler Johnson, Emerald (Cody) Lowry, Tiffanie (Shane) Hartman, Kyle (Emily) Halvorson, Tanner Johnson, Hailey (Jacob) Sutton, Tess Johnson, Carter Halvorson, and her great-granddaughters Ripley Hartman, and Eliana Halvorson (Sept. 30, 2023). Loraine is also survived by her beloved Chihuahua King Arthur, her cousins, nieces, nephews, and other extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, R. Floyd and Vera, and her brothers, Warren and Verlin Rockey.
A memorial service will be held at Attrell’s Funeral Chapel in Newberg, Ore., on Friday, Sept. 1, at 1 p.m.
A graveside service and interment of ashes will be held at a later date at the Monte Vista Cemetery in Monte Vista, Colo., where her cremains will be buried between her parents, as was her wish.