Mary M. Campbell, 39 plus forever, died on the 4th of July, which gave her independence to joyously join her husband. Survived by her children, Elaine Campbell of Denver, Steve (Sue) Campbell of Las Vegas, Nevada, Mary Sue (Kevin) Klasinski of Mosinee, Wisconsin and Michelle (Dan) Zajichek of Mosinee, Wisconsin; sister-in-law, Josephine Siegel of Pueblo; 19 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Donald F. Campbell on July 16, 2002; son, Mike Campbell on Jan. 9, 1987; siblings, Fred Siegel, Joseph Siegel, Betty Holtz and Rose Kastner. Mary was born July 30, 1928, in Glyndon, Minnesota. She was a devoted, loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. Because of her gracious heart, she was deeply loved and will be missed by all who knew her. Mary was active with Meals on Wheels and a member of Christ The King Church. As per her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial Mass will be held 3 p.m. Monday, July 10, 2006, at Christ the King Church, 1708 Horseshoe, in Pueblo, with the Very Reverend Father Thomas Adrians as celebrant. Those who desire may make memorials to American Cancer Society through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Dear Elaine, Steve, Mary Sue and Michelle:

    I would like to tell you all once again, how sorry I am about your loss. Please realize that you are not the only ones experiencing deep pain and saddness. I think everyone that knew your Mother is feeling pain and saddness to some degree. I personally miss your Mother (my Godmother) tremendously already.

    I hope we will all eventually find comfort knowing that your Mother was blessed with her independence on an Independence Day, that I will always believe was made especially for her. I sure do not think it was a coincidence, but a true and special honor, for such a true and special person. An extremely rare person at that.

    So your Mother is with her true soul-mate now, along with Michael, her parents, brothers, sisters, friends etc. Knowing this makes me realize, that I am actually sad for myself, because I love and miss her so much. However, I also know she is in absolute bliss, so I will keep reminding myself of that in order to cope.

    You see, unfortunately for me, you can add my name to the list of those that were unaware, and foolishly believed that my Godmother would always be there. I truly believed she would bounce back. Otherwise, I would have taken more time to spend with her-and your beloved Father (my beloved Godfather) for that matter.

    I thought I learned already-with my Dad-that final good-byes happen only in the movies. Which makes me feel foolish, that I did not plan ahead accordingly. I guess thinking of the end is just too painful, so our mind rushes in to help restore comfort, by overwhelmingly denying the devastating possibility.

    Then again, maybe final good-byes are not as important as we may think. Of course they would have been great, but maybe there is nothing really final about them. After all, we all look forward to meeting our beloved Mother and Godmother again. So maybe we should not feel so foolish, or guilty, if we missed what we may have considered an important good-bye. We will just remember that we will be reunited with her again, and then we will know that a final good-bye on earth, is not really the final good-bye after all.

    I will always miss the birthday cards which your Mother sent me every year without fail. For each and every one of them made me feel genuine love. It really was as if I could hear her voice speaking the words to me. I am so glad I saved alot of them. I will continue to read them. I will also continue to cherish and protect the photo album and poem, which is priceless to me. The pen and pencil set, and the Treasure Island book, will also always remain close to me. But it is the feeling of genuine love which she gave me, that I will miss and cherish the most. She had a special gift for conveying love, as I am sure you all were blessed to know.

    In closing, although your loving Mother misses you all alot, I believe she will be allowed to watch over you. In addition, I am sure you all will hear her voice speak to your mind and spirit, to give you strength and guidance to carry on. That will simultaneously provide you with comfort, and help to ensure her bliss.

    The memorial service was fittingly beautiful. My love is with you all always.

    Sincerely,
    Michael Siegel

  2. Dear Elaine, I,m so sorry but I pushed finished before I realized I had not put your name in. How could I forget our BEST baby sitter. It took nerves of steel to sit with those 3. You are all in my thoughts and prayers this sad day. Sincerely Sandy Naab Muller

  3. Dear Steve, Mary Sue, Michelle and your families,
    I,m so sorry for your loss. No matter what age our parents are, it still one of the hardest things we have to go thru and after our loss of them both, we move up a notch in line. It,s so sad and yet it is the natural way of things. I will always remember your Mother and Father as my role model for a parententing. I can never remember a time when they raised their voices in anger to any of you and they were surly the most dignified parents that I,d ever met other than my own. I remember yelling out the door at Danny, Missy and Deb while your mother would merely whisper it seemed. I,m sending a prayer your way and hope that it helps. Both our families have had tradedys over the years; but I feel that teaches us how fragile life is and that we must apprciate it even more and stay close to our families for they are our strength. Sincerely, Sandy Naab Muller

  4. I grew up with the Campbell family as my neighbors and friends. They are the niciest people you would ever meet. I give my heart felt saddness to the family for you have lost one of the kindiest persons I have ever meet. It has been a while since Michael has past on but I,m sure that he is happy to have his mom and dad by his side to watch over the family with god. God bless you Mary

  5. My time in Bettendorf, IA and my life is better for knowing all the Campbell family. My parents were friends with Don and Mary and loved and respected them both along with their children. I remember Steve coming to my basketball games at BHS and the beauty of Elaine, like her mothers. And when we gathered to eat, their was always much joy and care about one another. Mary’s smile was warm and caring and her laugh I still remember. Thank you for all the good memories. God bless you Mary. With respect, Jim Lewis.

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