Verlyn Miller

Verlyn Miller Campbell, a native of San Antonio, died at her home on November 10, 2013 following a brief illness. She was born Verlyn Jeanette Miller on September 12, 1923 to Edna and Lee B. Miller and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1941. Verlyn moved to Fort Worth to teach after graduating from the University of Texas in 1945. There she met and married Dave Campbell, a returning Navy veteran. They lived in Fort Worth until 1962, when they moved to Houston. Dave and Verlyn retired to Wimberley in 1989 where they had built a weekend home. In 1999 they moved to The Towers in San Antonio where they enjoyed the remainder of their lives. Dave, Verlyn's husband of 65 years, preceded her in death in February, 2013.
Verlyn is survived by her three children: Cindy Brungart of Dallas, David, Jr. and his wife, Alison, of Austin and Liddy Breeden and her husband, Wynne, of Terrell, nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two more in process!
Verlyn led a long, creative life, rich in varied experiences. She was an outgoing Christian woman who loved her husband and family above all else. She was an enthusiastic volunteer with a servant's heart, preparing and serving meals to many at St. Phillips Presbyterian Church and teaching at Robert E Lee High School in Houston. She was an active member of the Junior League of Houston, Pi Beta Phi, and she volunteered as a docent at Bayou Bend. Verlyn had an entrepreneurial spirit and ran several businesses during her lifetime, one of which was the Verlyn Campbell Cooking School in Houston. Her creativity blossomed as she and Dave remodeled a number of houses in Houston and Galveston.
Upon retiring in 1990, she and Dave became very active in the community of Wimberley, TX. They helped found the First Presbyterian Church of Wimberley. Verlyn enjoyed volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and Keep Wimberley Beautiful. A highlight of her life in Wimberley was having the family gather together at their hill country home.
Dave and Verlyn's time at The Towers was made rich by the many friendships they developed there. Verlyn was well-loved and will be missed by all.
A Memorial Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 404 N. Alamo, San Antonio at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov 15, 2013 with a reception following the service at The Towers.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the or to the Share Center, 103 Jones St., Terrell, TX, 75160.

Published in Express-News on Nov. 13, 2013