On January 4, 2014, our beloved Marlene went home to be with the Lord.
Marlene was born August 21, 1933 in Goodland, Kansas and moved to Denver, Colorado with her husband, Don Campbell, to raise their family. Marlene was always such a hard worker and a wonderful provider. She was twice retired; first in 1996 from Rockwell International Science Center after 25 years, then again 10 years later from Good Sam's in Ventura in 1996.
Marlene was a woman of great faith. She loved the Lord and her church, Ventura Missionary Church, where she was very involved. There, she was a choir member as she loved to sing. She was part of the Prayer Team and volunteered as the office receptionist. Marlene also opened her home for her Small Group Bible Study.
Marlene had a knack for sewing and knitting. She loved catching a movie and lunch with her good friends, Gloria, Carolyn, Myrna, Dolly, Mable, Sandra, and Lois. She enjoyed her weekly "Game Day" with her friends and always looked forward to her monthly Rockwell Luncheon, with "The Gang". And, boy, was she a reader and what a book collection! There were many a nights she lost sleep because she found herself caught up in a good book.
Marlene's heart was pure gold. She loved her family dearly. She never missed a birthday or holiday. She enjoyed the sleep-over visits from her great grandsons, Steven and Ryan; family dinners and game nights were something we all looked forward to with Grandma. Marlene's delightful cooking brought the holidays home.
Marlene is survived by her sons, Mike and Brad Campbell; her son-in-law Fred Vargas; her granddaughter, Vanessa Romero & husband Steve; granddaughters Penny, Patty, and Amber; twelve great-grandkids and two great-great-grandkids.
Preceding Marlene in death were her former husband, Don Campbell; her daughter, Debbie Vargas; and grandson, Shane Vargas.
In celebration of Marlene's life, there will be a memorial service on January 24 at 11am with a reception immediately following at Ventura Missionary Church, 500 High Point Drive, Ventura, CA 93003. Any donations or flowers can be sent to Ventura Missionary Church.