Margaret Ellen Campbell
ODESSA — Margaret Campbell passed from this life on August 31,
2004, surrounded by those who she most loved in this life. Margaret was
born on September 20, 1941, to Charles and Irene Ausbern. Margaret spent
her younger years in Crane. She met and married Joe Campbell on December
20, 1958, in Crane.
Margaret was a vibrant, loving mother, grandmother and
great-grandmother. She loved God, Country, family, hummingbirds, The
Dallas Cowboys and Waylon; not necessarily in that order. Not working
was not an option for her and she always made sure to give 200% in all
she did, work or play.
Everyone who ever came in contact with Margaret loved and respected her.
Her compassion and selflessness made her perfect for her profession. For
many years, until the time of her death, she served the grieving
families of Odessa at both Sunset Memorial Gardens and Frank W. Wilson
Funeral Directors. She was a stern taskmaster when it was necessary and
soft as a marshmallow at other times. As soon as a person was introduced
to her, they were “adopted.” She would know everything about them
within ten minutes: their spouses, children, pets, likes and dislikes,
favorite foods, birthdays, etc. and she never forgot! She would show up
or call out of the blue to tell you Happy Birthday or whatever, or show
up with a cake or favorite dish. She always made every gift and gesture
Margaret’s father, Charles R. Ausbern precedes her in death. She is
survived by her husband, Joe Campbell; son, John Campbell; daughters,
Vikki Hagan, Rhonda Johnson and husband, Buzz, and Rena Pollard;
grandchildren, Timothy Campbell and wife, Janice, Jessica Couch and
husband, Monty, Anthony Johnson and Taylor Hagan; and her pride and joy,
two gorgeous great-great-granddaughters, Ryleigh Paige Campbell and
Taylor Leigh Couch.
The family will receive guests from 6 p.m. 8 p.m. Friday, September 3,
at Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors. Services will be at 10 a.m.
Saturday at the First Assembly of God Church, 1101 N. Lee. Interment
will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements entrusted to Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.