Born in Cheraw, South Carolina to Dr. Caston and Louise Butler Lynch, Kathryn was the first of two children. At the age of three her mother moved Kathryn and her brother, Caston, to her family in Waycross, Georgia after the death of her father.
Kathryn attended the public schools of Waycross, Ga. where she excelled academically especially in science, music, and foreign language. She graduated from Center High School and enrolled in Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee where she majored in zoology and minored in chemistry. It was at Fisk where she met and married Alphonso Campbell.
She and Al settled in his hometown, St. Petersburg, Florida where she began a career as a medical technologist. She soon decided to become an educator which gave the added benefit of having the same vacation time as Al, who was a high school science and mathematics teacher and football coach. Eventually, with six children they relocated to California where Kathryn was employed as a teacher in the Jefferson Elementary School District in Daly City; retiring in 1998 as a reading specialist.
Kathryn loved sports, especially the Forty-niners and the Giants. She loved music in all its various genres, particularly spirituals, gospel, jazz, classical, and soul. She was an excellent cook and seamstress. She was a faithful member of Third Baptist Church and an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Kathryn is predeceased by her parents, Caston Sr. and Louise Lynch. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Al; daughters Altarine of Castro Valley, CA; Kathy of South San Francisco, CA; Viola (Trevor Smith) of Santa Clara, CA; Rita (William Grant, III) of San Mateo, CA; sons Alphonso Jr. (Wanda) of Antioch, CA; Kenneth of South San Francisco, CA; brother Caston Lynch (Ocie) of St. Petersburg, FL. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation Monday April 8 from 4:00 PM-5:00 PM at The Bryant Mortuary 635 Fulton Street San Francisco. Quiet Hour at 7:00 PM at Third Baptist Church 1399 McAllister Street San Francisco. Funeral Service Tuesday April 9 at 11:00 AM at Third Baptist Church. Interment Skylawn Memorial Park San Mateo, CA.