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Cameron Neal Harp

December 31, 1969 ~ April 23, 2022 (age 52)

Obituary

Celebration of Life for Cameron Neal Harp

Born: June 16th, 1968, Taft, California

Returned to the Rugby Pitch in the sky: April 23rd, 2022, Fort Collins, Colorado

Cameron Neal Harp was born in Taft to Carolyn and Cleaston Harp (deceased 1984). Growing up, he was a very athletic young man and dedicated his time to football and baseball. His love for baseball continued after graduating from Cuyama High School in 1986. He was a pitcher for the Cuesta Community College team while earning his associates degree. He then continued his education at Bakersfield College where he was also a nighttime janitor to support his commitment to being a lifelong learner. Then, he was gifted his daughter, Abigail, while married to Angela.

He worked in management at an oil refinery and served his community in wastewater treatment before discovering his calling as a member of the United States Navy in 2002. He loved his country and decided to dedicate his life to serving after the events of September 11th, 2001. In the Navy, he was an Airframer and achieved the rank of E6, Navy Chief, and was awarded the War on Terrorism Expeditionary medal, Service medal, Humanitarian medal, Navy and Unit Commendation medals, Good Conduct medal (x3), Armed Forces Expeditionary medal, and the Deployment Ribbon (x5).

After an honorable discharge, Cameron followed the advice of his big brother Brian (deceased 2018) and started working as a Pumper in the oilfields of Colorado. Shortly after moving to Northern Colorado, he met Mary in 2017 and they were married on November 1st, 2019.

Cameron is survived by his mother, Carolyn Hudson, wife, Mary Siek, daughter Abigail Terrrasas-Harp (Cali), and stepdaughters Evelyn Siek and Lorelei Siek, and a large extended family.  Cameron’s unwavering faith in his Heavenly Father is the foundation upon which he built his life. His hobbies and interests included:

Traveling the world; he frequented Australia and shared his love for Ireland with his new wife Mary on their honeymoon.
Playing and Coaching Rugby; He was a spirited team member of the Noco Rugby Flamingos, the CSOBs, and the Fresno Rugby Club.
Reading books about history and historical figures
Rewatching the Three Stooges and Father Ted
He enjoyed any beer (except for IPAs) and a good scotch to be quickly followed by Tums in his Mancave.
He loved classic rock; he would enthusiastically solo on the air drums on road trips.

All of this was always placed second to his wife and daughters. 

Cameron was loved by so many; his positive outlook, generous spirit, and kind heart left an impression with everyone he met. He always went out of his way to help anyone in need and had an incredible work ethic. He never met a stranger that didn’t quickly become a friend. Cameron always seemed to find the right words to say when you needed to hear it and will be remembered by friends he made around the world.

This was Cameron’s message to his mother in an earlier time of grief:

“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us” -Romans 8:18

“Life here is a gift we should enjoy, but nothing compared to being in His Wonderful Presence. We will all meet there someday but for now we have work here to do, in this beautiful world God has given us.” -Cameron Harp

A memorial service will be held to celebrate Cameron’s extraordinary life on April 29th, 2022, at Bethel Lutheran Church, in Windsor CO, at 12:00pm MST.

Service live stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwFE2EIGVBG-dZ55gZwEPhw (Copy and paste in your browser)                       

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