OBITUARY

Cecilia H. Campbell

June 11, 1921January 10, 2019

Cecilia H. Campbell was born on June 11, 1921 and passed away on January 10, 2019

Services

  • Graveside Service Friday, January 18, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 19, 2019
REMEMBERING

Cecilia H. Campbell

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Andrew Daniels

January 23, 2019

Mrs. Campbell was an immensely talented, dedicated, and beloved teacher. Like all who were fortunate enough to sit in her classroom, I consider myself blessed to have had that experience. In fact, she had a profound influence on my decision to become a teacher. Nearly a quarter-century into my career now, I still strive to have some level of the impact on my students that she had on me. She challenged us but always with the proper amount of guidance and encouragement. She instilled true self-esteem: we came to believe in our ability to accomplish something not because she told us we could but because she showed us we could.

One of my most vivid memories of that year was her crying while she read of Leslie's death in Bridge to Terabithia. That day she opened to us both her heart and the power of literature. I also recall her having us copy sentences she read aloud. I think we were practicing spelling but because she read at such a brisk pace, she was also teaching us to listen carefully and take notes thoroughly. Building those skills paid dividends throughout the remainder of my academic career. I was saddened to see that year come to an end. Even then I had some sense of how wonderful it had been.

My sincere condolences to her family. Thank you for sharing her with us grateful students. She was an amazing woman.

Charles Conconi

January 22, 2019

Mrs. Campbell was truly an exceptional teacher. I loved her energy, I loved her compassion, I loved her class.

I find myself working on a project that supports vocational education right now and can confirm that teachers like Mrs. Campbell who can instill a life long love of learning are truly rare.

cindy Bedell

January 21, 2019

Mrs. Campbell was my 6th grade teacher at Waynewood Elementary and my favorite teacher of all time! She had a way of encouraging each of us and creating a happy classroom. I still remember being mesmerized listening to her reading Charlotte's Web to us. My friend Diane and I used to go back and visit her occasionally when we needed some support and reassurance from the stresses of being in junior high. She was the first teacher to inspire me to do creative writing ; she read one of my essays to the class and said I had a way with words. And she was patient with my mediocre math skills. I hope she knows her legacy lives on in all of us.

Kathy Best-Monroe

January 21, 2019

I was fortunate enough to have had Mrs. Campbell as my teacher at Waynewood. I have always remembered her fondly. She was a wonderful teacher that taught me to love reading.. a passion I have to this day. I am so sorry for your loss. Blessings and prayers are with you and your family.

Drew Giblin

January 20, 2019

I never had Mrs. Campbell as a teacher but I was fortunate to have her as a neighbor for many years. Great memories of a graceful, smart, generous woman. My condolences to the Campbell family.

Jim Welch

January 20, 2019

Mrs. Campbell was a fantastic teacher and my favorite at Waynewood Elementary—and there were many good ones at that school! I had Mrs. Campbell for 4th grade in 1969-70. She made her students feel so special and welcomed. Thoughts are with the family. She was a wonderful woman who I have always admired and remembered fondly.

Any Parsons

January 20, 2019

Mrs. Campbell is unforgettable to me. I loved her class so much, and I am forever grateful to have had her as a teacher.

Dianne Ewers

January 20, 2019

Mrs. Campbell was an extraordinary teacher. I was blessed to have been her student in 6th grade. She held such class, warmth and an incredible ability to relate to her students not only to make learning interesting, but also to make students feel good about themselves and give them confidence. Condolences to her family ❤️

Brian Matson

January 20, 2019

Mrs. Campbell was my favorite elementary-school teacher (6th grade), and one of my favorites at any level. I can say, without hesitation or fear of contradiction, that she was beloved by her students. The year that I spent in her class was one of the happiest of my life. Condolences to her family, and thank you for sharing her with us.

FROM THE FAMILY