Garden City, Kansas - Doris Mae Campbell, age 95, formerly of Garden City, passed away on October 19, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Doris was born October 25, 1917 in Pueblo, Colorado, daughter of Allen and Bertha Brinley.
Doris married Homer D. Campbell on June 18, 1939, graduated from Garden City High School and went on to graduate from Garden City Community College in 1937. She received her B.S. in Education at Fort Hays College in 1960.
After teaching in rural schools, she taught kindergarten for numerous years in Garden City (she has said "kindergarten was the highlight of her teaching"). When Doris wasn't teaching, she assisted her husband, Homer in his Abstract, Insurance and Real Estate business.
Doris went on to teach art for many years, eventually becoming interested in painting and teaching porcelain painting. She stayed involved in teaching this art until only a few years ago, after she and Homer retired to Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Her extensive studies in this art were demonstrated at numerous shows, winning many awards across the nation.
Doris was a loving kind person, and family was most important to her. She made this apparent to all of her relations.
She will be missed by all who knew her.
Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Homer of 75 years.
Doris is survived by her nieces, Shannon Meadows and Shannon's daughter, Chelsea Hutchens, of California and Dr. Sherrin Bonebrake, her husband, Dr. Robert Bonebrake and their children Caysi Bonebrake of Denver, Colorado and Cody Bonebrake of Kansas, as well as five nieces, nephews and their children and grand nieces and nephews.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Doris will be held in the Chapel at the First United Methodist Church of Garden City, Kansas at 2:00pm on Saturday, November 16, 2013.
A private, family interment will be held at Valley View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials in Doris' name be given to the First United Methodist Church Preschool in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home.