Beverly Campbell

Obituary of Beverly Jean Campbell

Beverly Jean (Thomson) Campbell Born January 27,1937 Died June 9,2023 Parents George Thomson and Eleanor Grace Patterson Born the oldest of 7 siblings, she is survived by her brother George (Buck) Thomson and sister Gayle Sweedburg Her children, Pamela Hunter, Norman Campbell, and Darren Campbell Her grandchildren Alexander Campbell, Christopher Carrier, and Jessica Obert Her great grandchild Soyer Campbell

When she was a teenager, she dreamed of being a figure skater when she grew up, watching the Olympics every year for the rest of her life, I always saw that ‘if only’ look in her eyes when she talked about it.

She married our dad Harold (Humpy) Campbell in 1957, and became a Motor Maid with her beautiful white BMW motorcycle. They had us kids, divorced in 1971, she never remarried, I have come to believe she could only have hated him so much because she loved him so much, He let her down in the worst of ways, and she raised us on her own.

She was one of the first 3 women to work on the line at Ford Motor Company at a time when the men working there did not want women working with them, but she toughed it out and did what she had to do to raise her family, until an injury forced her out. Which led her to pick up our lives and moved us to Florida, where eventually she began a career as a dog groomer and even opened her own shop.

She was independent, tough, a little blond in a bikini on Mitiwanga beach in Ohio, later in John’s Pass in Florida. Walking on the beach was her favorite thing her whole life. I hope there’s a beach where she is now. We loved her and will miss her.

The family will be privately taking her ashes out to sea at a later date as per her request.

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