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Barbara Hansen Campbell

Barbara Hansen Campbell

Barbara Hansen Campbell, Nov. 5, 1912 - Aug. 9, 2006

Family, friends and travel were Barbara's main interests. She was born to Melvin and Ethel Hansen in Eugene, Ore. When she was a child, she was active in 4-H. She went to the Oregon State Fair where she won first prize for her bread baking. She graduated from Eugene High School, then attended University of Oregon. She affiliated with Alpha Gamma Delta, national social sorority.

She married Kenneth Scott Campbell on September 3, 1933 in Eugene. She met him when she was 12 years old. He frequently rode his bicycle past her house. His mother was her Sunday School teacher. They had 57 years together when he died in 1989. She and Ken were parents to JoAnne Campbell Phillips, parents-in-law to Kenneth Phillips, and grandparents to Tami Phillips Fusco, San Clemente, Calif., and Sheri Phillips Van Horn of Medford. They have five great-grandchildren, Christopher, Kayla and Jared Van Horn of Medford and Jason Van Horn and Kendra Fusco of San Clemente.

Barbara lived in the Rogue Valley for 57 years with brief periods in New Orleans, La., Portland, Ore., and Boise, Idaho. She worked for the Medford Water Department, sold real estate in Portland and retired from the AAA Idaho Automobile Association in Boise. There she was manager of the domestic travel department. While there she received the American Business Women Association's Woman of the Year for 1972. She was also the Miss Idaho Hostess to the 1969 Miss American Pageant in Atlantic City, N.J.

Barbara and Ken spent 13 winters as snow birds in Palm Desert, Calif.

In Medford she was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Chapter CG P.E.O., Daughters of the Nile, Amaranth Eastern Star. In Boise and Medford she was a Lady Lion.

Services will be Saturday, August 19 at 11 a.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian Church with Reverend Alan Jackson officiating. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Rogue Valley Medical Center Hospice.

Barbara Hansen Campbell