Margaret Ellen Campbell

Odessa American, Obituaries  2004

Odessa, Ector County, Texas

Submitted by Dolores Bishop, Cemeteries of Texas Sep 03 2004

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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 personal.
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.