Joshua is survived by his parents, Traci Diane Campbell-Rich and Paul Anthony Rich, both from Ridgecrest, California; his daughter Scarlet Ava Rich; his brother Cody Campbell-Rich; his sister Taryn Campbell and brother-in-law Christopher Doud; Sisters Alixandrea Rich and Grace Rich, nephews Beau and Easton Harwood, Anderson, and Aycen Araujo, and nieces Hayley and Emma Dowd. Grandparents David, Terry Campbell, Molona Newell, and several amazing Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins whom he loved very much!
Joshua was the youngest child of Paul and Traci Rich. He lived in Bellingham, Washington, until 2011, when he moved to Ridgecrest with his mom and sister to be near his grandparents and family. Joshua was a kind, outgoing boy with a vast imagination and an ability to make everyone who knew him smile! He was a poet and dreamer, a lover of music, astronomy, and outer space, and a creative thinker, innovator, and his family. Joshua achieved some interesting things in his short life. He learned to fly and land an airplane at 13 and even flew a plane with a world record-holding pilot!
He played ice hockey and the guitar and attended more concerts than he could count! Josh had many passions and hobbies, but his favorites were skateboarding, music and good food! He dreamed of attending culinary school and traveling the world for great dining experiences. The love and light of Joshua’s life was his daughter Scarlet born on September 18, 2020. He enjoyed going to restaurants with his mom and daughter, discussing ideas and music attending concerts with his dad, hiking, fishing, and camping with his big brother Cody.
Josh’s sisters played a massive role in his life! His big sisters Taryn and Alix protected, loved him, and were his sidekicks in his young teen years. Josh has many cousins who were his best friends and little cousins with whom he would sing and share his wisdom. His nephew Easton was his best buddy, and he shared many special times and memories with Beau and Easton when his mom watched them at their house. Joshua made an impression on everyone who met him, he was intelligent, kind, insightful, and interesting and he gave the best hugs! Joshua will be forever missed!
There was a private celebration of life in his honor on April 22, 2023