Four Generations of the Camp Family
Remembering Donald Camp Sr. and Izetta Camp
Don and Izetta Camp, husband and wife of 67 years and the heads of DM Camp & Sons and Kern Machinery, Inc. in Bakersfield, California died last week, four days apart. Don Camp was 94. Izetta Camp was 92.
Don Camp was born on July 29, 1925 to Georgia Anna App and Wofford Benjamin Camp in Bakersfield, California while his parents were living on the USDA Cotton Experiment Station in Shafter. Don graduated from Kern County Union High School in Bakersfield and attended Clemson College in South Carolina, graduating with the class of 1947 in Animal Husbandry. He loved cowboying in the Sierra Nevadas in the summers, and even in his early career followed his cattle-ranching desire, finding out soon enough he could better support the "cowboy habit" through cotton and potato farming. He also served as a pilot in the Army Air Corps during World War II, and his love for flying has never diminished.