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Elizabeth Tipton Johnson Campbell

  • Birth 15 Aug 1909 Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 6 Jul 2011 Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
  • Plot Section: Idlewood Lot: 263
  • Memorial ID 92986348

CAMPBELL, Elizabeth Tipton Johnson, of Richmond, formerly of Virginia Beach, entered glory on July 6, 2011. She was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Albert Sidney Johnson and was born in Shelbyville, Tennessee. She grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, and attended Mary Baldwin Preparatory School and College, later transferring to Converse College, where she graduated in 1931. After marrying United States Naval Academy graduate James Harry Campbell, she lived in Panama, Hawaii and numerous submarine bases in the Northeast during Captain Campbell's Naval career which spanned World War II and the Korean War.

In retirement, the Campbells made their home in the Great Neck Area of Virginia Beach for nearly 35 years and enjoyed traveling overseas extensively.

Mrs. Campbell's zeal for life, tireless spirit and Christian convictions led her to serve in much volunteer and charitable work during her life. She was a member of the Charlotte Junior League and later a member of the San Diego, Honolulu, Norfolk and Richmond Junior Leagues. During World War II, she worked at Charlotte Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Clan Campbell Society of North America, The White House and Museum of the Confederacy, and served as a Trustee of The James Monroe Memorial Foundation. Mrs. Campbell loved the Southwest and was a Summer Camp Counselor for children at the Orme Ranch in Arizona in the 1950s. She was a member of the Princess Anne Garden Club, which featured her home during Historic Garden Week in Virginia on two occasions; a member of the International Order of the King's Daughters, holding several leadership roles in the Virginia Beach Coquina Circle; and she worked in a wide variety of local conservative and political committees, including serving as a delegate to the 1980 Republican National Convention. In the 1970s, she and Captain Campbell traveled with their friends, the Duke and Duchess of Argyll, throughout the United States in an effort to restore Inveraray Castle, the home of the Clan Campbell. For her work she received the Clan Campbell Society's Clansman of the Year Award in 1982. The Campbells hosted several Scottish authors and artists, in conjunction with Old Dominion University's Institute for Scottish Studies. Mrs. Campbell and her husband were involved with the Union Mission in Norfolk as well as a Christian mission to the Navajo Indians in New Mexico. In the 1980s, with the Committee for Free Afghanistan, Captain and Mrs. Campbell sponsored many Afghan patients in Hampton Roads for war-related injuries. In the 1990s, Mrs. Campbell served as one of the founding members of the Virginia Beach Circle of Friends, another charitable group. She and Captain Campbell were members of The Harbor Club of Norfolk. She belonged to Willowwood Presbyterian Church and the Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek Chapel. In 2000, Mrs. Campbell was awarded The James Monroe Memorial Foundation's Citizenship Award at the Virginia Executive Mansion.

Mrs. Campbell had a keen wit and, as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she loved her family deeply. They will miss her tremendously. She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years and three brothers; and is survived by her only son, Colonel James Albert Barton Campbell and his wife, Mrs. Julia Madge Clark Campbell, of Richmond; grandson, Judge Richard Barton Campbell and his wife, Mrs. Karen Elizabeth Miller Campbell of Richmond; granddaughter, Mrs. Julia Clark Campbell Farr and her husband, Dr. John Franklin Farr III (Colonel, United States Army) of Augusta, Georgia; and five great-granddaughters, Misses Sarah Margaret Farr, Catherine Manning Farr, Elizabeth Barton Campbell, Clara Graham Campbell and Alice Boyd Campbell; also special Afghan foster son, Multan Khan Mangel.

A memorial service will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, July 8, at West End Presbyterian Church, 9008 Quioccasin Road, Richmond, Virginia 23229. Interment will be private. Memorials may be made to The Gideons International, Post Office Box 261, Midlothian, Va. 23113. The Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on July 7, 2011

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Gravesite Details Date Of Burial : 07/08/2011, , Ref: Cemetery Records





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