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Mardelle Campbell Colwell

Arcata, Humboldt County, California, USA
Death 6 May 2007 (aged 92)
Eureka, Humboldt County, California, USA
Burial Eureka, Humboldt County, California, USA
Memorial ID 177500515 · View Source
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Mardelle Wood Colwell was born in 1915 in Arcata, California, and passed away at St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka, California, on May 6, 2007, on her 92nd birthday. She was the third of five siblings born to Harry and Helen Campbell and the last survivor of her generation. She grew up in Blue Lake and rode the Annie and Mary train to Arcata High School.

Mardelle was preceded in death by her parents and four siblings, Margruite Cole, La Velle Wood, Charles "Bud" Campbell, and Dale Campbell. Her two husbands, Marvin Wood (45 years of marriage) and Homer Colwell (25 years of marriage), her youngest granddaughter, Ginnie Query Bower, and two sons-in-law Jerry Mullen and Don Query, whom she considered her boys.

Mardelle is survived by her daughters, Doris Wood Mullen and Vivian Wood Query Brumbaugh and husband, Andrew. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren, Michael Mullen, Sharon Mullen Echave, Don "Buck" Query, Jamie Query, Cathie Query Pointer, and Becky Query Brennan, as well as twelve great grandchildren and four great--great grandchildren. She also leaves several nieces and nephews that she was very fond of, besides her only cousin, Frances Ensign Pardini, as well as her life-long friend, Merle Clark from Blue Lake.

Mardelle was employed as a retail clerk for nearly forty years. She worked for Harold Coeur at the Freshwater Store, Bob Maxon at Maxon’s Toys, and for Earl Cannam at Cannam’s Market where she finally retired in 1977 at the age of 62. She was always smiling and cheerful, full of humorous quips, and enjoyed meeting people and serving the public. She was endearing to all who knew her.

With advanced age, as osteoporosis and spinal stenosis took their toll, she spent the last seven years of her life as a contented resident of Frye’s Care Home in Cutten, being waited on in comfort. The family is grateful to Dolly Frye and her wonderful staff. Thanks also goes to Dr. Doug Wimer for his ready accessibility and excellent care.

Friends and family are invited to attend her final birthday party and a celebration of her life at the Elks’ Lodge on Thursday May 10, 2007, at 1 o’clock.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sanders Funeral Home. Private internment will be held at Ocean View Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Sarah Carter Scholarship Fund at the Humboldt Area Foundation, 373 Indianola Road, Bayside, CA 95524 or to the charity of your choice.

Published in Eureka Times-Standard on May 8, 2007

NOTE: Mardelle's Social Security death record lists her date of death as May 5, 2007

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