Patricia Ann Campbell, 72, of Rigby, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at her home.
Patricia was born Sept. 27, 1941, in Pocatello. She is the second daughter of John and Wilma Keaton and was raised in Arco.
Patricia loved to quilt and design quilting patterns. She belonged to the Rigby Quilt Guild and also belonged to the Idaho Writer's League, where she was the Idaho Falls Poet of the Year in 1984. She published a book of poetry in 1975 and two more in 1984. Pat worked for House of White Birches, writing a column called "Pat's Perspective." About that time, she also took on the job of writing a short informational/humorous weekly column for the local newspaper.
In 1985, Pat started her own home-based quilt-pattern business, Campbell Creations. In 1996, Pat published the book "Ships of the World: Foundation-Pieced Sailing Ships." House of White Birches published her last quilting book.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, George Campbell; her daughter, Nancy Kay (G.L.) Britton of Nine Mile Falls, Wash.; her son, Evan John (Debbie) Campbell of Cheyenne, Wyo.; granddaughter, Tasha (James) Venable of Stites, Idaho; and her sister, Nancy (Dick) Nogues of Challis, Idaho.
She was preceded in death by one brother, her parents and a grandson, Bret Britton.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 18, at Eckersell Memorial Chapel, 101 W. Main St. in Rigby, with Bishop Adam Hall conducting. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to services at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Easy Breathers Pulmonary Rehab at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC) in Idaho Falls.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.eckersellfuneralhome.com.
Published in Post Register from July 15 to July 16, 2014