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Mary J Ewen Campbell
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Birth: Nov. 1, 1929
Traill County
North Dakota, USA
Death: Mar. 1, 2010
Thurston County
Washington, USA

Mary E. Campbell

Mary E. Campbell, 80, died on March 1, 2010. Funeral services will take place Saturday, March 6, 10:00 a.m., at St. John's Episcopal Church. Donations should be made to St. John's Maintenance Fund or to Friends of the Library.

Mary grew up on the family farm in Mayville, North Dakota during the Great Depression. As older sister, she set the example for her two younger brothers.

Her mother and maiden aunt encouraged her to higher education, and their example took her to Cottey College, the University of North Dakota and ultimately to the University of Washington in Seattle. After one year of study at the U of W, she joined the staff at Olympia High School.

While in Olympia, she met and married a dashing young man recently arrived from the rugged north country of up-state New York. After they were married, she and Bruce moved into a snug little beach house on Puget Sound and quietly raised a family there. In their North Olympia retreat, Mary functioned in multiple roles as teacher, mom, church member, community advocate, family activities coordinator, coach, spiritual advisor and friend.

In her professional life, she continued to teach English and Drama at Oly High for over 30 years.

Toward the end of her classroom tenure, she completed her master's degree, taught for a year in China and on her return to Olympia, was promoted to the first woman vice principal at the high school.

After her retirement in 1994, Mary focused on women's community issues, church and travel. Busy Bees and Faith Homes were her passion. In travel, she and Bruce visited every continent except Antarctica. In 2006, she and Bruce celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

She is survived by her brother Dan; her sons Glen and Douglas and their wives, Deborah and Denise; and her two grandchildren Karl and Christine.

Source: Published in The Olympian on March 5, 2010

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  Bruce Abbott Campbell (1930 - 2007)
Mills and Mills Memorial Park
Thurston County
Washington, USA
Plot: Back to Nature Garden
Created by: Jean & Davis Family
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
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