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Juliet S. Cameron

Juliet S. Cameron

Juliet Schellenbach Cameron passed away peacefully at The Forum in Cupertino, California on April 20, 2006. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 51 years, Emmet Cameron. Juliet is survived by three children, Don Cameron of Mountain View; Carol Moody (Blair) of Medford, Ore.; and Barbara Slaton of Menlo Park; seven grandchildren, Cathy Gersich of Bellingham, Wash., Christy Raedeke (Scott) of Ashland, Ore.; Chris Cameron of Berkeley; Doug Cameron of San Francisco; Suzanne Slaton of Menlo Park; Andy Slaton of Washington, DC; and Betsy Cameron of San Jose; as well as three great-grandchildren, Juliet and Henry Raedeke of Ashland, and Michelle Cameron.

Juliet was born July 25, 1913 in Hartwell, Ohio to William and Lorena Schellenbach. In 1935 she earned a Fine Arts degree from Miami University, where she was Society Editor of the Miami University newspaper, President of Chi Omega Sorority, and a member of the university's art honor society. After college she worked as fashion illustrator for dress shops in Cincinnati and San Francisco.

Juliet married Emmet Cameron in San Francisco in 1939. They lived in San Mateo; Verona, New Jersey; Bloomington, Indiana; and, since 1951, in Menlo Park, Atherton, and Los Altos. In addition to raising her three children and participating in the PTAs of all their schools, Juliet was active in the Children's Home Society, the Children's Health Council, Chi Omega Sorority, Palo Alto and Los Altos Art Clubs, and the Los Altos United Methodist Church. Juliet loved tennis, golf, and swimming and was a member of Sharon Heights and Los Altos Country Clubs. She and Emmet were also avid world travelers.

A gifted artist, Juliet painted, showed, and sold her work until the age of 87. She was a member of the Society of Western Artists and part owner of an art gallery in Los Altos.

The memorial service was Sunday, April 23 at Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto, Calif.

Juliet's humor, talent, and love will be dearly missed by all.