Barbara Mabel CampbellAugust 13, 2009
Wynantskill ---- Barbara Mabel Campbell, 66, of Blue Heron Way in Wynantskill, New York passed away on August 13, 2009 at her home, after a short illness.
Barbara was born on February 28, 1943. She lived on the family farm in Berlin, Vermont with her grandfather, George W. Williams, her mother, Mary Ellen Flint, and her sister, Evalyn, until they moved to Williamstown in 1945. She attended Williamstown grade school and graduated Salutatorian from Williamstown High School in 1961. Barbara earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Castleton State College in Vermont in 1965.
She taught grades 2-5 in Averill Park School District in Averill Park, New York, for 35 years. Barbara was highly respected in her field and her innovative teaching style inspired her students to always strive for higher goals. Though she retired in 2000, parents and students still share their high regard for her in notes and letters.
Barbara enjoyed many outdoor activities such as kayaking, x-country skiing, biking, and gardening. For many winters Barbara returned to Vermont donned snowshoes and helped her family with their maple sugaring business. She also loved sports, and she played on a record setting basketball team all through high school.
She leaves her mother, Mary Ellen Campbell Flint, from Williamstown; her sister Evalyn Goodrich from Barre, Vermont, and her step-sister, Shirley Flint from Williamstown; nephews, Robert Goodrich and his wife, Edith; Fred and Larry Goodrich of Barre, Vermont, and Jeffrey Goodrich of Everett, Massachusetts; great nieces, Sophronia and Amber Goodrich of Barre, and Hannah Goodrich of Massachusetts; and several cousins. She was predeceased by her grandfather, George W. Williams and step-father, Roy Flint.
There will be no calling hours. A private burial service will be held in Vermont at the family's convenience.
Family and friends in Vermont may donate to the Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, Inc. 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641 or to a local animal shelter.
Friends in New York may make contributions to The Community Hospice of Rensselaer County 295 Valley View Road in Rensselaer, or your local animal shelter.