Obituary of Camilla Wagstaff
Obituary for Richard and Camilla Wagstaff
Dick and Camie always said that they both wanted to leave this life together. On August 19th, 2022 their wish came true. Camie passed away early in the morning with Dick passing right after midnight on August 20th, just 16 short hours apart.
Richard Lloyd Wagstaff, known as Dick, was born in American Fork, Utah to John and Ruth Wagstaff. When Dick was 9 he moved to Parma Idaho. That is where his love of farming started. He graduated from Parma H.S. He then served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in Kentucky and West Virginia. He loved the people there and often talked about it. Later in life, he was able to take Camie back there and visit with some of the people he met. Dick had two brothers, Larry and John. He also had four sisters, Beth, Linda, Elaine, and Susan, with him being the oldest. Right after his mission, his beloved mother passed away leaving the family with seven children, the youngest being only eight. It was during that time that he met the future love of his life Camilla Bruneel, also known as Camie. As we understand it, he nicknamed her Camie because he couldn’t remember or pronounce Camilla right.
Camilla Juleen Bruneel was born on Memorial Day, May 30th, 1942 during a storm. She had no hair but big blue eyes. She was born to Rusty and Billie Bruneel in Boise, Idaho. Camie grew up in Eagle and Nampa and graduated from Nampa H.S. She then went to beauty school in Nampa and graduated. Her best friend was her brother Rich and she deeply loved her younger brothers Bill and Bud. She was introduced to Dick Wagstaff on a blind date. This is where their story began.
On Sept. 18th, 1961, Dick and Camie along with their best friends, Spud and Francie eloped to Winnemucca Nevada, and got married. Exactly a year later both couples were sealed in the Logan Utah temple.
Dick and Camie started their married life in Parma, Id. Their first daughter Valene was born there with Julene soon following 13 months later. They moved to the Nyssa area where Rob was born. Dick and Camie spent many long years working hard hours for Wayne and Ruth Berrett Farms. Annie and Brent soon joined the family. In 1976 Dick was able to start farming on his own with the help of Camie and his five children. He loved farming and had a vision of what he wanted his posterity to become.
By 1999 four of his five children and their families were in the farming business. They got together and created WBH Farms. This was his dream. WBH Farms has continued to grow and expand. After retiring they moved to Ontario, Oregon.
Dick and Camie enjoyed the farm life. They loved to support their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. They attended countless hours at ballgames, concerts, and family gatherings. If they had a grandchild or great-grandchild involved in something they were there. Camie loved her home and loved to keep it clean and always loved to cook. Her turtle chocolate candies at Christmas will be missed. She loved her lawn and took great pride in her flowers and her lawn with freshly cut grass.
In Dick’s later years he loved driving out to the farm and to the shop. It brought him the greatest joy. He would go out and watch the tractors running with a wish that he could be in them. He was very proud of what his dream had turned into.
They both left a wonderful legacy. The family was everything to both of them. They taught their kids to work hard but also have fun and enjoy life.
They are proceeded in death by Dick’s parents, John, Ruth, and Ileen Wagstaff, and his siblings John, Beth, and Larry. Camie’s parents, Rusty and Billie Bruneel, and siblings Rich and Bud. Also grand-daughter Ashley Hansen Jephson.
They are survived by:
Valene Hansen and her children and grandchildren. Troy & Courtney, Max, Peyton, and Jayne Hansen. (Ashley) Roger & Krista, Ashton, Jocelynn, Ryker, and Alivia Jephson. Kory & Rebecca, Hannah, Henry, Haisley, and Holton Hansen. Chelsey & Jake, Camryn, Mack, and Jude Brooks. Brody & Bailey, and Boone Hansen. Anthony & Samantha Hansen, Clark and Callum Hansen. Charley & Ben, Lydia, and baby Mitchell.
Julene & Dennis Bowns and their children and grandchildren J.D. & Danna, Julianna, Lorien, John, Dennis, and Eli Richard Bowns. Denise & Glen, Vince, McKee, Cam, and Sunny Adams. Stevie Bowns. Randy & Kiah, Brody, Harper, Rev, and Finley Bowns. Ryann & Christian, Olive and Crew Hulme. Katie & Scott, Scout and Reece Beer. Samantha Bowns. Annie Bowns.
Rob & Kim Wagstaff Tyler & Brette, Aynslie, Braxten, Chance, and Dali Wagstaff. Genniel & Spencer, Blaine, Quinn, Lon, and Wes Frahm. Kimber & John, Neil and June Ropp. Robbi & Kenny, Jett and Kacie Marler. Maryn Wagstaff.
Annie & Sean Riley Katharine & A.J., Victoria, Alexander, and Lillian Garland Jessica Riley. Elizabeth (Lizzy) Riley. Parker Riley.
Brent & Karena Wagstaff Austin & McKenna, Maisie, Baker, and Tatum Wagstaff. Celeste & Tyler, and Konnor Osborn. Ivey & Chris, and Ember Pilgrim. Levi & Jacey Wagstaff. Belle Wagstaff. Hadee Wagstaff.
Very special thanks to Heart & Home Hospice, Lori Beiker, Sadey Speelmon, and Mandie Widmer. And to our Earth Angels Chase and Marissa Anderson, thank you for the constant caring, love, and dignity that you showed our parents. Also, thank you for the countless hours you spent comforting them. We will never forget.
Services for Dick and Camie will be held Thursday, Sept. 1st at the Owyhee Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with viewings from 9:00-10:45. Funeral will begin at 11:00 AM, concluding with their burials at the Owyhee Cemetery.
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