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July 3, 1926 - February 23, 2022
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Mary Ellen Campbell, 95, passed away on February 23, 2022 at her home in Sandpoint, Idaho. Private family services will be held at a later date.
Born on July 3, 1926 in Nashville, NE, to Glen and Emma Worley, Mary Ellen attended schools in Nebraska graduating from Omaha Technical High School in 1944. She followed her older brothers to California, enrolling briefly in UC Davis. During this time she met Malcolm Campbell of Long Beach, CA. When Malcolm left to do relief work in China, they had an understanding. He formally proposed by mail, she said “yes” and sailed to meet him in Shanghai where they were married. After a year in China, they returned to California to begin a family. In 1958 they moved to Oregon, settling eventually in Newberg where they farmed hazelnuts organically. In 1982 Mary Ellen moved to Eureka, MT, where she owned a guest ranch. At age 89, she relocated to her daughter’s home in Sandpoint to be near family.
Mary Ellen was a member of the Sandpoint Friends Meeting and had a lifelong habit of spiritual searching. She was an accomplished spinner and knitter. During her life she enjoyed needle work, playing the piano and reading.
She is survived by three daughters: Robin Campbell of Sandpoint, Lynne Campbell of Sagle, and Loree Campbell of Sagle; four grandchildren David Fitz (Heather) of Tigard, OR, Clifford Rosean of Brooklyn Park, MN, Beau Rosean of Eureka, MT, and Tyrel Rosean of Billings, MT; and two great grandsons, Austin Fitz and Alex Rosean
Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her parents and five siblings. The family requests donations to Sandpoint Friends Meeting in lieu of flowers.