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Patricia Campbell, 77 - December 31, 2008


Patricia Emaline Haythorn Campbell, 77, of Carson City, NV, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at 1 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of Our Savior in North Platte. Inurnment will take place at 2:30 p.m. at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell.
Campbell was born Nov. 12, 1931, at Omaha, to Harry and Emaline (Mentor) Haythorn. She attended school kindergarten-second in Ogallala, grades 3-9 at Brady, 10th grade at Brownell Hall in Omaha and graduated from Brady High School.
She received an associate degree from Stephens College for Women in Columbia, MO, and a bachelor degree in elementary education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While attending the university she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Campbell was co-owner and operator of a nursery school in Albuquerque, NM, taught kindergarten in Alliance, Mesa, AZ, and Columbus, IN, as well as a combination third-fourth grades in Grammer, IN.
She was a countess in the Court of Ak-Sar-Ben at Omaha, and was a member of AAUW and the Nebraska Cowbelles. She also served as a children’s choir mother, a Brownie leader, school library volunteer and a room mother while in Illinois.
While residing in Connecticut, she served on the boards of American Field Service, Simsbury Music and Arts Council and the Simsbury Republican Woman’s Club, where she was named volunteer of the year.
Campbell was a member of PEO and the 58 Club, and volunteered as a docent for the Historical Societies Massaco Plantation. She was also a member of the Republican Central Committee and volunteered at the Railroad Museum.
?She was united in marriage to Donald L. Campbell on June 8, 1957, at the Episcopal Church of Our Savior in North Platte. Since their marriage, the couple have lived in Columbus, IN, Springdale, CT, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wheaton, IL, and Simsbury, CT, before retiring in Carson City, NV.
Campbell was preceded in death by: her parents, Harry and Emaline; her husband, Donald.
Survivors include: her daughters—Judith Smock of Gilbert, AZ, Sandra (Gordon) Walsh of Heath, TX, and Cathy (Thomas) Kerwin of Naperville, IL; grandchildren—Ryan and Joseph Smock, Aaron and Caroline Walsh, and Patrick and Emaline Kerwin; a brother, Howard (Sue Ann) Haythorn of Maxwell; nieces—Mary Helen Haythorn, Margaret (Darrell) Rugh, Ahna and Walker of Kenesaw; nephews—Harry B. (Londa) Haythorn, Harry M. (Josie) and Emily Mataiya of Maxwell, and Beldora Haythorn of Ogallala; cousins—Sally Haythorn Mayden of Ogallala, Craig (Jody) Haythorn, and Sage and Cord of Arthur.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the American Cancer Society.