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Christopher Jo Cameron
Christopher Jo (Chris) Cameron was born on September 28, 1986 to Marie Jo (Bolinger) Cameron and Robert (Bob) Alan Cameron in Creston, Iowa. He was the only child of the couple.
Chris attended Clearfield elementary until the 6th grade. He participated in cub scouts and Webelo's scouts throughout elementary. Chris then moved on to Lenox High School where he graduated in 2005. He played football, basketball, golf, and baseball; lettering in the latter three. Right after high school he and some friends started up their own band calling themselves "Almost Somebody." To date, Chris wrote nearly 3,000 songs. After high school Chris joined the Clearfield Volunteer Fire Department where he even worked up the ranks to become an officer. Through the years he helped his father, Bob coach youth baseball, basketball, volleyball, and soccer in Clearfield. Throughout high school, he volunteered to help Bob coach the Junior High girls' basketball program at Lenox. In 2004, Chris would receive his coaching authorization from the State of Iowa and get his own head coaching job after high school. He coached the Lenox Junior High Boys Basketball as well as the Lenox Junior High Boy's baseball program. After some trouble, Chris finally landed in Creston. His coaching trail landed him helping the Creston youth at the rec league there with the soccer program. He started at Southwestern Community College in the summer on 2016 working on his AA of Business. His dream was to open his own business helping veterans with disabilities and mental health issues as he believed the VA didn't do enough. He held many interesting jobs in his lifetime meeting many people throughout his life. Chris had many friends who adored his friendship and loved to hear his constant jokes and even more consistent sarcasm. He was an avid family man and was often the life of the event.
"Good, better, best; till your good becomes your better and your better becomes your best. Like his father, Chris often used quotes throughout life and especially involved them with coaching. He loved mantras as well and used them to fit with everyday life to motivate those around him. Chris loved his Kansas Jayhawks, was an avid Broncos fan and still believed his Yankees were a dynasty. Everything he owned was often decorated in Harley colors or some sort of related apparel as was a giant fan of the bikes. Chris had two hobbies; sports and music. Chris loved music; anywhere from writing it to playing it. He played both drums and bass guitar over the years but strangely enough, could not read a lick of music. In his life, Chris was both an animal lover as well as a huge fan of youth. He was avid in shaping the minds of youth in multiple local communities through coaching with his father and coaching by himself. He enjoyed focusing on sports in general as well as teaching them about the importance of life's qualities.
Chris passed away August 14, 2018. Preceding Christopher in death were his father, Robert (Bob) Cameron; his Grandparents Lloyd and Theola (Monk) Cameron; Everette and Leona (Powell) Bolinger; great-grandparents, Claude and Eva (Greer) Monk; great-grandmother, Ellen (House) Cameron; great-uncles, Cecil and Darrell Monk; and great-aunts, Bertha Monk and Lucille Miller.
Survivors include mother, Marie (Bolinger) Cameron of Fort Morgan, CO; uncles, Tracy (Cindy) Cameron of Lenox; Marty (Shawn) Cameron of Diagonal; Patrick (Sherri) Bolinger of Lenox; Allen (Sandy) Dougherty of Leon, Rusty (Carrie) O'Brien of Garden City, Idaho; aunts, Kelly (Kyle) Freshour of Lenox; Barb (Mark) Thornton of Fairfield; Patti Knaub of Fort Morgan, CO; great-aunts and uncles; Ronald (Bev) Monk of Marshalltown; Phyllis (Jack) Gourley of Lenox; Paul (Barbara) Monk of Des Moines; Verla Monk of Clearfield; cousins, other family and friends.
Services: 11:00 am - Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at the Clearfield Christian Church – Clearfield, IA
Officiant: Rev. Al Rusk
Open Visitation: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Monday Aug 20
Family Present: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Monday Aug 20, all at the Clearfield Christian Church – Clearfield
Private Burial At A Later Date: North Fairview Cemetery - Lenox, IA
Memorials: In his name to be decided later
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Kathy Nov 15 2018 12:00 AM
Marie and Family, We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Chris was indeed a special and unique young man. If there is Little League in heaven I am sure that Chris and Bob are coaching together. May God bless you and wrap you in His love. Mary, Jerry, Caleb, Ethan and Amelia Baker, Abigail and Hannah.
Mary Baker Aug 22 2018 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear of your son's death, Marie. I didn't know him, but I did see you and Bob at the hospital a lot. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you in this great loss.
Linda Barber Aug 22 2018 12:00 AM
I met Cam briefly several years ago. I was visiting Eric Tvinnereim's mother and Cam was there a few times. Always so nice and funny. He worked at the Clearfield nursing home where my mother was a resident. He was so nice, considerate and kind to the residents. You have my deepest condolences.
Anonymous Aug 20 2018 12:00 AM
Marie and family, so sorry to hear of this tragedy. May the good Lord shine down on you in this time of need.
Anonymous Aug 20 2018 12:00 AM
Sorry for your loss may god be with you all
Millie smith Aug 20 2018 12:00 AM
We are sorry to learn of the death of Chris. We look forward to seeing him alive again in the resurrection. Jesus promised, "Do not be amazed at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out to a resurrection." John 5:28, 29
Jim & Donna Adams Aug 18 2018 12:00 AM
So sorry,Marie. You're in my thoughts and prayers. Chris was a great guy.
Teri (Crossman) Davis Aug 18 2018 12:00 AM
Chris was always friendly to me every time i saw him around. He always took time to talk a min or just say hello, i truly dont ever recall a time that we saw each other in passing that he never reached out to at least say hi. He had a funny sense of humor with me on fb and we chatted back and forth on some posts here and there. Chirs was truly a goodnhearted guy and it saddens me to hear what happened.
Rocky Baker Aug 17 2018 12:00 AM
Chris was always curious to what I had been up to. He asks a lot of questions , was jolly and always wished me a good day. I will miss telling him stories about the Good Times at the Movie Theater in Clearfield that his grandpa Lloyd and Theola had.
Marvin Baker Aug 16 2018 12:00 AM