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Susan Campbell

Sep 13, 1928 - Sep 5, 2017
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Susan (Sue) Lombard Horsley Campbell died on September 5th, 2017, in Yakima at Good Samaritan, after a brief illness. Born on September 13, 1928, to F. Sears and Helen May (Garretson) Horsley, Sue was reared and educated in Selah and Yakima, graduating from Selah High School in 1946. She attended Whitman College before graduating from the University of Washington in 1950, with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology. 

 
She married John (Jack) Martin Campbell, of Selah, in 1949, at "the big house" built by her grandfather on the Garretson ranch in Naches Heights. During the Korean War, Jack and Sue were posted to the Philippines, where their first child, Donald MacIver Campbell II, was born in 1953. After the War, they lived in New Haven, Connecticut, while Jack obtained his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Yale University and where their daughter, Jane Alice Campbell, was born in 1956. From 1959-1964, they lived in Chevy Chase, Maryland, while Jack was on the Anthropology faculty at the George Washington University, and where their third child, Jill Caroline Campbell, was born in 1960. In 1964, they moved to New Mexico settling in Corrales. While Jack was chairman of the Anthropology department at the University of New Mexico, Sue remained at home to rear the children. Sue and Jack were divorced in 1977. 
 
Sue went to work at the age of 43 for the Albuquerque Public Schools until she retired in the 1990's. In later years, her longtime friend and traveling companion was Nat P. Kaplan of Albuquerque. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, an avid volunteer librarian at the Corrales Community Library, a member of the board of the Adobe Theater at the Old Corrales Church, and was involved with the Corrales Historical Society, as well as being a lifelong birder. In 2010, she returned to live in Yakima after six decades living outside, over there, though with frequent visits home in the interim. She joined the Narcissa Whitman Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. (Her grandmother Angenette Lombard Horsley and her great aunt and namesake, Susan (Sue) Lombard Horsley were founding members of the chapter with Sue serving as the first regent in 1909.) 
 
Survivors include her son, Don (Patti) of Reno, Nevada, daughter, Jane (Peter M. Whiteley) of Yonkers, New York, daughter, Jill Farris of Pasco, 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, her sister-in-law, Lorna Campbell Dempsey (Dr. R.H. Dempsey). She was predeceased by her parents, her brother, Garret Horsley, sister-in-law, Alice, niece Cynthia Horsley Mason, Nat Kaplan, her ex-husband and one grandchild. Yakima area survivors include her first cousin, Mary Hildebrand Moore, niece, Susan Lombard Horsley Gibbons, nephews, Paul Dempsey (and his brother Rob of Abilene, Texas), and in Wapato niece Janet Johnston, nephew Loren Horsley and many great nieces, nephews, and cousins.
 
 
As she wished, there are to be no formal funeral services. A family gathering and celebration of her life is planned for the late spring or early summer of 2018. Memorial contributions may be made to the Yakima Humane Society in honor of her beloved cat, Tyra, in care of Brookside Funeral Home (PO Box 1267, Moxee, WA 98936).
 

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