Kathleen “Kitty” Frances Campbell, 86, died May 7, 2011, in Flagstaff, Ariz., with family members at her side. She was born in 1924, in Pawhuska, Okla.
As a child she lived six years in New Orleans and also in Pawhuska and Tulsa, Okla. She moved with her family to Napa, Calif., in 1942, and graduated from Napa High School in 1943. There she met her first husband, Charles L. “Punk” Fox, who, while on leave from his WW II duty station and visiting his Aunt Myrtle, was smitten by his aunt’s pretty neighbor girl. They were married in February 1943, and had a son, Charles Lewis, Jr., the following year. After the war they lived for six years in Broken Bow, his hometown, and had a two-year stop in northeastern Colorado before returning to Napa in 1953.
Punk passed away in 1967, and Kitty married Duncan Campbell in 1974. She and Duncan enjoyed spending time at his cabin in Lake Tahoe, fishing, collecting and drying plants, gardening, bird-watching, and spending time with grandchildren. Duncan passed away in 1992.
She moved to Flagstaff, Ariz. in 2004 to be closer to her son and his family. For the last seven years she has been a very active and involved great-grandmother! She baby-sat, attended school programs, athletic events, went on family trips, and shared her wisdom and love with her great-grandkids.
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Kitty was very talented at cross-stitching and was able to make many gifts for all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an avid reader, crossword puzzle solver, and loved the show Survivor! She had a kind heart, treated everyone with respect, and had a giggle that was contagious!
She wasn’t particularly fond of the cold and windy weather in Flagstaff, but was very happy to be near her family. Please don’t misunderstand us when we say we hope she’s in a warmer place. We love you Mom, Grandma, and
She is survived by her son, Lew (Shirley); four grandchildren, Rob Fox (Amy), David Fox (Valerie), Greg Fox (Melissa), and Kathy Esparza (Anthony); eight great-grandchildren; her sister, Betty Roth, and two nieces and their
A family memorial was held in May.