Henry H. Campos
Henry H. Campos was called to heaven at the early age of 58. He was born the youngest of six brothers on November 10, 1964 to Thomas and Lillian Campos. He was very close to his father Thomas. He fondly recalled hearing Bighorn sheep colliding horns in Cimarron, New Mexico. His fondest memories of his father include watching Sunday Mornings with him and the time he spent at his dad’s business the Depot Café. He helped with dishes and often talked about the wisdom his father instilled in him. His father never served a salad that wasn’t fresh and taught him how to make pancakes and hash browns. He spent some summers with his mom’s family in Dixon, New Mexico. There, he played outdoors and helped his grandma, Memoranda with the household chores.
He grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and attended school at Eugene Field Elementary, Jefferson Middle school, and Albuquerque High School. In high school, he was involved in Student Senate and excelled in baseball. He furthered his love of music DJ’ing for various high school parties. He was a lifelong proud bulldog! He went on to marry his high school sweetheart Maria J. Ortega. Shortly after marrying Maria, Alejandro O. Campos (1995) and Olivia A. Campos (1998) were born.
He was a hard-working man. Henry obtained his Commercial Driver’s License and drove for various companies including Maneto Wholesale Flooring, Van Waters & Rodgers, and Safety Kleen. While working for Safety Kleen he won several regional awards for leading salesmanship. With his handy-man skills he remodeled his family home and worked in maintenance at Grubb & Ellis, Colliers International, and Mid- Regional Council of Govts. He took pride in his work and his attention to detail was valued by all his employers. His retirement touched many of his co-workers who mentioned missing his perfectly brewed morning coffee and humorous conversations. He owned and operated AOC Handy Man business for quite a few years. He worked alongside his son Alejandro, who learned many valuable skills. He frequently took his daughter, Olivia to the buildings he maintained and rescued his beloved cat Bella while working a job outdoors. With limited eyesight and mobility, he completed his final remodel, the main bathroom of the family home.
He was a disc jockey and went by the name Quiet Storm. He could be found late at night in the den re-mastering music while enjoying a cup of coffee. He would spend countless hours recording music and will be remembered by so many songs and bands. He often gifted his children band shirts and introduced them to various music genres. He enjoyed playing the congas and continued to DJ parties well into his adulthood. He owned lighting and various other professional equipment for the parties he DJed. He loved working on classic cars and restored his favorite car the Ford Thunderbird. He painted his T-Bird his favorite color, turquoise. His love of cars and music stemmed from the cruises he took downtown with his older brothers growing up.
He was an avid fan of the Los Angeles Rams, Lakers, and Dodgers. He collected memorabilia and painted football figurines. He enjoyed watching them play and traveled to see some of their games. On one occasion, he traveled to California to watch a Rams game with his friend Eloy Padilla; whom he met while working at Creamland Dairies. His last sports outing was in Arizona to see a Rams vs. Cardinals game with his son Alejandro and his girlfriend Desiree. He was athletic and played baseball and softball for various teams; most notably, The Outlaws. He coached his son’s Little League teams and taught his children how to play various sports. He enjoyed racing popsicle sticks with his children after a rainstorm. Henry went on to see the Dodgers win the World Series in 2020, the Lakers win the Championship in 2020, and the Rams win the Super Bowl in 2022.
He enjoyed the simple things in life. He enjoyed watching movies with the family, working on home improvement projects together, listening to music, late night dining, and the occasional mixed-drink and cigar. He often spent time with his pets and enjoyed cooking with his daughter, Olivia. He took several vacations with his family and loved to camp with and attend the annual Halloween parties with the Fernandez family.
Henry loved all scenic parts the world but was a true New Mexican at heart. He never wished to live elsewhere and was fulfilled by traveling to other destinations for vacation and throughout his driving career. He marveled at the freedom birds had and expressed how he envied their ability to fly anywhere they wished. He was a true nature and animal lover.
He lost his hard-fought battle to complications from diabetes at home, surrounded by his loving family on January 18, 2023. Throughout his illness, he maintained an upbeat attitude and never lost his sense of humor. He got to say goodbye to various friends and family throughout his time on hospice. Henry maintained his handsome appearance and will be remembered for his good looks. He was never found in wrinkled clothing, always had a clean shave, signature cologne, and shined shoes. He’ll be missed by all his family, friends, Bootsy and Bella; the two cats he spoiled so much!
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Lillian Campos, brothers Lawrence Campos, Gilbert Campos, and Alfred Campos. He is survived by his wife Maria J. Campos, son Alejandro O. Campos, daughter Olivia A. Campos, brothers Michael and Steven Campos, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends. He always called his mother-in-law Maria Fierro “mom” and considered his nephew Adam Ortega a son.
A Rosary will be held on Friday, February 10, 2023 at 10:30 am followed by a Mass at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic church, 1860 Griegos Rd NW Albuquerque, 87107. A reception will follow at 117 Nara Visa Road N.W. Albuquerque, NM 87107.
Henry was proudest of his wife and children. His memory and legacy will live on through his wife Maria, and children Alejandro and Olivia. We cherish the short time we had with you and will keep your memory alive until we meet again. Our days are filled with constant reminders of your presence and the rich life you lived. We will miss our larger-than-life husband, father, and friend. We are saddened to say goodbye so soon but find solace now that you are at eternal rest. You will live in our hearts forever.
Arrangements entrusted to the caring professionals:
Trujillo Family Funeral Home