Louise Campbell Van Valkenburgh went home to Jesus on Tuesday, June 3, as a result of two major strokes. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends. Louise had been married almost 56 years to her devoted husband Cap, and they had led a very varied and interesting life traveling much of the world, as well as residing from coast to coast until settling down in Georgia in 1973.
Louise was born in Butler, Okla., on Sept. 20, 1937, to James Leroy Campbell and Mayre Moore Campbell. She has one sister, Jane Downing, living in Creede, Colo.
Louise leaves behind her husband, W.A. (Cap) Van Valkenburgh Jr.; five children and spouses, Mayre and Bill Favaloro of Athens, Linda and Jeff Becklund of Acworth, Jim and Nicky Van Valkenburgh of Greenville, S.C., Barbara and Rob Mason of Gainesville, David and Susan Van Valkenburgh of Buford; eight grandchildren, Robbie and Albert Castle, Sean and Perry Van Valkenburgh, Abby Mason, Jake, Josh and Matt Van Valkenburgh; great-grandchildren, Kylie and Lily Grace Castle.
Louise was deeply loved by so many people and will be sorely missed. She was a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class at Gainesville First United Methodist Church, very active in the PEO Sisterhood, much involved with United Methodist Women, and a member of the Red Hat Society.
Louise was a speech pathologist for 12 years in the Forsyth County school system.
Visitation with the family will be at Little & Davenport Funeral Home on Saturday, June 7, 2014, from 2-4 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Gainesville First United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Gainesville First United Methodist Church or to
Those wishing to do so may leave condolences at www.littledavenport.com.
Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Highway SW, Gainesville, GA 30501, is in charge of arrangements.