Cecil Osten Camp, 87, of Boise, died Thursday, March 10, 2016 in a local hospital of natural causes.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel with Pastor Timothy Pauls of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at 1:00 p.m. in the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. There will be a viewing at the funeral home starting at 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.
Cecil was born November 27, 1928, in Mt. Erie, Illinois, the son of Nora Sandlin Camp and Charles Camp. He spent his early years in southern Illinois before moving to Champaign, IL. On December 15, 1951, he married Doris Ann Giertz in Champaign. Shortly after their marriage, Cecil was drafted into the Marines and served from April of 1952 until April of 1954. In 1969, the family moved to Boise, Idaho where Cecil continued his career in the heating and cooling business. He started working with sheet metal at the age of 16 and continued for 49 years. In the Boise area he worked for TML Heating and Cooling.
Cecil enjoyed woodworking, trains, railroad memorabilia, and tools. He never met a hand tool that he was not able to restore and use. He also enjoyed remodeling his home and especially spending time with his grandkids and having them at their home for sleepovers.
Cecil was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Camp, Boise; children, Robert Charles “Bob” (Kelly) Camp, Boise, Linda Diane Santos, Boise; grandchildren, Michael (Stephanie) Hope, Boise, Michelle Santos, New York City, Matthew Santos, Boise, Katherine Anne (Donald) Everson, Baker City, OR, Jessie (Joey) Bunn, Nampa, Aaron Shira, Boise, Eric Shira, Boise, Chris (Stephanie) Glancey, Boise, David (Jyl) Glancey, Boise; great-grandchildren, Simon Shira, Sophie Glancey, Finn Glancey, and Nora Glancey; sister, Mary Jane Bricker, Clay City, IL; niece, Glenda (Stephan) Cowger and their daughter, Tia Cowger, and nephew, Monte Lee Bricker. He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Chris Santos and three brothers and two sisters.
November 27, 1928 - March 10, 2016