Extended family by
My deepest sympathy & thoughts are with the whole Campbell family during this emotional & trying time with the sudden loss of a very special & unique loved one.
I grew up in Almaden Valley alongside my close friend John C. I can remember at a very early age coming over to the Campbell family house located at the far end of "Almaden Park" subdivision across from the creek. I remember John telling me that his mom did something with baton & that his sister was a champion. I did not realize at the time the extend of baton teaching that went on in the Campbell family until I emerged into the baton trophy shrine room with floor to ceiling glitering plastic that would blind anyone with decent eyesight. the whole room flashed with bright gold, silver & colored awards. For those of you who never saw it, I can tell you that it was an impressive display of row after row of floor to ceiling baton trophies. If I recall, they were mostly Wendy's & Paiges but I might be wrong & a few might have been Stacey's. (sorry stacey) I think your sisters listened to mom a little bit closer:) These were just the bonus mementos of a dedicated & talented Sharon Campbell & family.
Among other things, I will always remember Sharon's gracious generousity & hospitality when she had to put up with me as an eight year old family leech always begging to spend the night or be apart of some other family outing. Fond memories will always be with me!!
She will be greatly missed!
Shaping a Childhood by
Growing up in Almaden Valley, there was no way you were not familiar with, or more fortunately, friends with the Campbell family. I spent many days of my childhood at 6709 Camden Ave. where Mrs. Campbell made us lunch, listened to our daily experiences, provided advice and, at times, even corrected our misguided behaviors. Mrs. Campbell helped shaped many lives with her tremendous family values, generous personality and dedicated spirit which was apparent to everyone her. My deepest condolences to Mr. Campbell, Wendy, Stacey, John, Paige and all of the surrounding family & friends who have been separated from such a wonderful person. For me, to keep my smile going, I will always think back to John and Tammy's wedding reception when Mrs. Campbell in her typical choreographer style, busted out the "Electric Slide" on the dance floor counting out the steps so the rest of us who were slightly less talented in the art of dance, could follow along and be part of the action.
Mrs. C, you will be missed and remembered by everyone who was lucky to have known you.
Mike & Family
You were an Inspiration to All by
Sharon, You were so loving and caring. I'll never forget the years we spent together --me as your student and you as my teacher and mentor. You pushed me so hard - sometimes harder than I thought I was capable of achieving, but you knew otherwise. I was so proud to be your student and a member of Brentwood. We certainly had many wonderful trips/contests together. The costumes you and my Mom made for me were beatuiful - they came from your heart. You were a wonderful person and the world will miss you. God be with you and I know you are in heaven with all your other buddies/family who have gone before you. Someday we will have a Brentwood reunion in heaven. Until then, God bless you. You'll be in my prayers forever...and your family too.
Life's Lessons by
Many of my childhood memories involves private practice in Riverdale, MD when I started at age 5 and then in Hyattsville MD, or in Brentwood, MD where Sharon would teach us to twirl baton, to stand tall, smile, enjoy life & get it right (lol). The many competition trips our baton corp took were always filled with laughter, joy, singing chants, hard work and even if we didn't win BUT we usually did; Sharon always showed us compassion & love. Sharon made us great!!
I LOVED HER VERY MUCH ♥
My prayers go out to the Campbell family and all those lives Sharon touched for you will be greatly missed.