JANICE LOUISE CAMPBELL

CAMPBELL, JANICE LOUISE Janice (Hochstein) Campbell, 78, passed away peacefully at her Chula Vista home on Sunday, December 23, 2012, after a difficult battle with bladder cancer. Janice's husband, Bill, and daughters, Renee Miranda, Barbara Medina, and Debra Campbell, were at her bedside in Janice's final moments. Sharp Hospice assisted Janice and the family during her final two days on this earth. Janice was born in St. Peter, Minnesota, in 1934 to Elmer and Louise Hochstein. Janice grew up in Minnesota and graduated from Fulda High School in 1952. She entered a program of psychiatric nursing in 1953 where she was trained for one year by Glenwood Hills Psychiatric Hospital. She continued nursing there for two more years. After leaving Glenwood Hills Hospital in 1955, Janice and a friend and fellow psychiatric nurse decided to take an adventurous cross-country trip to San Diego. It was there that she met and fell in love with her sailor boy, Bill. They were married in 1956 by a Navy Chaplin in the base chapel at the 32nd Street Naval Station in San Diego. Janice was the consummate Navy wife, making a home for her children and husband wherever Bill was stationed. Janice's striking beauty was remarkable. Her magnetic personality drew people to her, and she made lasting friends everywhere she went. Janice sincerely loved everyone. Janice was also an astute crafter and loved sewing and machine embroidery. All of her creations were made in perfection and sealed with love. They are valued treasures, enjoyed in many, many homes throughout San Diego and beyond. Janice enjoyed watching Pastor David Jeremiah from Shadow Mountain Community Church on his television program called Turning Point. Her daily devotions consisted of reading from the booklet Our Daily Bread and the book Wisdom for Today as well as her Bible. Janice is also survived by her sister Karen (George) Mathias; brother David (Sara) Hochstein; grandchildren Brian (Lia) Heeter, Travis Medina, Nathan Medina, Jared (April) Medina, and Weston Medina; and her sons-in-law retired Border Patrol Officer Alfonso Miranda and Doctor Mark Medina. Services for Janice will be held on the 26th of January at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church located at 1200 East H Street in Chula Vista, on the corner of East H Street and Paseo Ranchero. A small celebration of her life and a light luncheon will follow at the family residence in Chula Vista. In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that donations be made to Sharp Hospice Care in her memory at www.sharp.com (Gross-mont Hospital Foundation). Please sign the guest book at the Church or at the luncheon.


Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Jan. 18, 2013