Wayne Edwin Cambra was born July 3, 1954 in Inglewood, CA. He was the oldest of three sons born to Edwin and Mary Cambra who moved from Hawaii to California in their twenties. He was born with a hearing impairment which drove him to prove that he was as or more capable than his peers in any endeavor he pursued.
It was easy to see that he was a self-driven achiever early on in his life. This was evident in the many jobs he had in his youth. Some of these jobs included paper routes, selling Christmas cards, and being a grocery clerk. This determination carried on into the days he attended Bishop Montgomery High School where he participated in multiple activities, such as: baseball, water polo, surfing, and music. He did so well at water polo he earned a scholarship to California State Polytechnic University of Pomona or simple Cal Poly. He continued to excel in this sport at the collegiate level until he connected with his true passion, Animal Science. At this point he switched all of his efforts into rodeo and running the beef unit for the college. During this time he met and married, Gail Marie Ganschow, who loved horses and focused on the same academic program.
On the heels of their college years they began their family while moving up the west coast working at different ranches. This brought them to Washington where he initially worked for a farming supply store and raised cattle, chickens, and kids while starting his own livestock business which many of you know as Cambra Livestock Services. As his business developed so did the range of services he provided. Through his tireless efforts, goodwill, and breadth of knowledge he built and supported a large and loyal network of clients, associations, and youth programs.
In his personal time on his long drives between clients, he chiseled out his own core philosophy of "The 5 Values to Success" that echoed in all his achievements. These values included: 1. Family, 2. Humbleness, 3. Pride, 4. Survival, and 5. Happiness. These values will forever resonate in the hearts and minds of his family.
Wayne's legacy will survive through his four sons whom he fostered into the professions of education, finance, military leadership, and agriculture. Further, his now 4 grandchildren carry his love and determination for success as they excel in their own lives today.
Wayne will be remembered as a dedicated son, caring brother, loving husband, giving father/grandfather, and loyal friend who will be deeply loved and forever missed.Wayne will be remembered as a dedicated son, caring brother, loving husband, giving father/grandfather, and loyal friend who will be deeply loved and forever missed. He is survived by his wife Gail; sons Jason (Christine), Justin (Cindy), Joshua (Emily) and Jordan (Lauren); four grandchildren; and brothers Allen (Nancy) and Brian (Sue).
"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." -Mother Teresa