Carol Joan Thompson Campbell

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    Carol Joan Thompson Campbell of San Marino, California, passed away March 17, 2023.
    Carol was born in Whittier, California, on January 16, 1959, to James Bennet Thompson and Martha Joan Mackey, after older brother Gregg Mackey Thompson.
    Carol attended San Marino High School as a member of the Class of 1977 and graduated from William Woods College in 1981. She married Oliver Pettebone Campbell II on August 10, 1990, at San Marino Community Church. Carol and Oliver moved around the country before setting down roots in San Marino to raise their children on Avonrea Rd.
    An artist at her core, blessed with a zest for life — heaping with passion and love — Carol’s goal was to bring beauty to her surrounding environments.
    She was a performer throughout her life, and excelled as the principal dancer in the Collenette Ballet in San Marino and joined the Song Girls at San Marino High School. In college, Carol shined as the Snow Queen in William Woods College’s production of “The Nutcracker.” She performed in “Guys and Dolls” and other musicals with the Shakespeare League in Pasadena, California, later on.
    Carol had a lifetime commitment to service and was active in her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega, as well as the San Marino chapter of P.E.O.
    She was an amazing hostess and entertainer, and loved to share her art of cooking with family, neighbors, and friends. Carol was a beautiful and elegant woman inside and out, and was cherished by her family and friends for her kind, joyful and loving spirit.
    Carol is survived by her two children, Oliver Pettebone Campbell III, 29, of Los Angeles, CA, and Jennifer Carol Campbell, 26, of Seattle, Washington, both of whom Carol was a proud and loving mother.
    A memorial will be held Saturday, May 20, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. at San Marino Community Church, followed by a celebration of life reception at Andy and Avery Barth’s San Marino home. Please contact SMCC for more details. Flower arrangements are welcomed.
    “Wear what comes naturally.”