October 18, 1928 ~ February 4, 2014
On February 4, 2014, Voula Campbell passed away peacefully in her home next to her husband of 63 years and her children at her side. She was born in Crescent City, Calif. to parents Harriet and Aris Manosar, who were Greek immigrants that came to the United States settling in Northern California. Voula graduated from Del Norte High School and was an Azalea Festival Princess in Brookings, Ore. She met her husband, George E Campbell Jr., at a high school dance and they married on September 12, 1950. They moved to southern Calif. where they started their family and continued their education. They later moved back to Crescent City, Calif. and then to Eugene, Ore. where George obtained his Masters in Education.
They settled in Medford, Ore. in 1964 and George taught school while Voula raised five children. After all the children were in school, she returned to college at what is now Southern Oregon University, and obtained her teaching certificate. She taught at Rogue River Junior Academy for eight years, primarily teaching 4th and 5th grades. She then taught at Lone Pine Elementary for one year before moving to Kennedy Elementary School where she taught primarily 3rd-5th grades, retiring in 1998. She was a much loved teacher who emphasized art education in her classroom.
She was an amazing mother who taught her children how to work hard and love family and she was a wonderful grandmother who spent many visits with her grandchildren reading books and having tea parties. She was an inspiration to her children and grandchildren, inspiring several to become teachers, and all to be successful in their chosen professions of which she was extremely proud. She was a wonderful mother who was an artist, accomplished cook, and seamstress.
Voula had a wonderful smile and sweetness that stayed with her to the end. She never really had a bad day. We appreciate the wonderful care from Sierra and Kate, and Asante Hospice, which made her final days happy and comfortable.
She was preceded in death by her parents and she is survived by her husband, George; sister, Marie Stowers; brother, Lester Manosar; and children, Dr. George E. Campbell III (Janet), Dr. Aris Campbell (Wendy), Susan Campbell Calzaretta (Vic), Ann Campbell, and Michelle Hoque (Gary); along with grandchildren, Aris, Edward, Alexandria, Kaitlin, Doug, Amanda, Becky, Carley, Sarah, Lindsay, Jack, Meghan, Chance, and Rannee; along with eight great-grandchildren and five very special nieces.
Voula was laid to rest near her parents in the Odd Fellows cemetery in Crescent City, Calif. on February 8, 2014. A memorial and celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at the Medford Seventh Day Adventist Church located at 1900 Greenwood St, Medford, where she was also a member.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the charity of your choice.