04/14/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Rose Perzan Campbell
Rose Marie Perzan Campbell
Newport News High School Class of 195_
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
|We have more sad news today.|
From Ed Nichols ('62) of Northern VA - 04/14/07 - "Rose Marie Perzan":
Rose Marie Perzan Campbell, a graduate of
NNHS sometime in the early 50's, has died. She is the sister-in-law of my good
friend, Alvah "Jimmy" R. Campbell, Class of 1962. Rose and her husband
Danny were so extremely kind to me during my NNHS years, often taking me to
away ball games and having me in their house. They are SALT OF THE EARTH people.
This is such a loss to her family and all who knew her. And she was a super
athlete in her own right and played softball for many tears. The NNHS family has
lost one of it's "crown jewels" in my opinion. If you knew her you didn't forget
Carol, thank you for hanging "in there" with all you have on your shoulders right now. You are one of those "crown jewels" and the rest of us love you for it! God bless!
Ed Nichols, Class of 1962
Thank you, Ed. I had not made the connection with Jimmy Campbell. My deepest sympathies on the loss of your friend.
From the Daily Press - 04/14/07:
|Rose Marie Perzan
GLOUCESTER - Rose Marie Perzan Campbell a wonderful loving lady, 73, joined her heavenly Father on April 12, 2007. She was a native of Chesterfield County, Va., later living in Newport News and the last 34 years in Harcum. She was a graduate of Newport News High School and attended Christopher Newport College for 2 years. She was a volunteer instructor in Nature Studies at Botetourt School. Here she met Lorna Wasp who introduced her to Bird Watching. Rose joined the American Birding Association and over a 10 year period sighted and identified 653 different species in the U.S. and Canada. She traveled to 7 continents, 50 states and many countries in her quest to see different birds. Highlights were Antarctica where she saw 5 different types of penguins and Point Barrow, Alaska where she first spotted the Great Snowy Owl. Rose had an extended world bird list and met many birders worldwide. In her early years she was an excellent basketball and softball player and she was an avid ACC basketball fan to the very end. Go Duke! She worked on building homes for many of her friends. This included everything from design, the ground up, framing, trim and was a fast brick layer. She also worked in her wood working shop making arts & crafts. Rose painted and made her own picture frames. A painting from her Orange Period was treasured. She loved to hunt rabbits with her hunting buddies and her favorite beagles Frick and Sterling Merlin. Many happy hours were spent at the Naval Weapons Station and the INO Hunt Club. Several close friends hunted Big Game with her in Idaho, Colorado & Wyoming. There she personally, with a single shot each, harvested Elk, Bear, Antelope and many Mule & White Tail Deer. She climbed to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park and canoed most of the white water rivers in Va. Hiking, camping and her great love for nature and wildlife were a large part of her life. Her green thumb worked beautifully with her garden, flowering plants and fruit trees. An outstanding cook who preserved her fruits, vegetables and lots of tender venison. Rose was also an accomplished seamstress making dresses and gowns for her nieces. Her parents, Joseph and Dorothy Perzan and her brothers, Charles Shank and Frank Perzan preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Danny B. Campbell, Esq.; her sons, Donald W. Campbell of Harcum and Danny B. Campbell, Jr. and his wife, Kathy of Richmond; and grandchildren David M. and Kristin N. Campbell of Richmond. She is also survived by her brothers Bill Perzan and his wife Mary of Poquoson and Roy Perzan and his wife Becky of Bluemont; sister, Margie Jackson of Covington; and many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews; loving friends Grady and Barbara Baker, Greg and Marlene Shear, Jerry and Helen Harger, and Pricilla and John Handy; and many dear friends too numerous to list. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 15, at Olive Branch United Methodist Church, 10833 Harcum Road, Route 606, Gloucester. The family will receive friends in the church reception hall immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, Rose requested that you take your family out to dinner. Andrews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Daily Press on 4/14/2007.
|Campbell, we were sadden to hear of your loss. You have such wonderful memories to cherish, may they bring you comfort. Our sincere condolences to you and the family. Be assured you are in our thoughts and prayers. Randy & Kay Riffe|
V. R. Riffe (Gloucester, VA) -
April 14, 2007
|My sister and I met Rose and Danny in Scotland in 2000 when we found ourselves on the same tour trip. Rose was so full of life, and she and Danny have remained fondly in our thoughts whenever we think about Scotland.|
Donna Busbin (Sandston, VA) -
April 14, 2007
|My thoughts and prayers are with you, Danny, and your family. I understand the pain and sorrow you are going through. May her soul rest in peace.|
Ginny Rassman (Bluffton, SC) -
April 14, 2007
|Danny and family, You have our deepest sympathy. We will always remember our wonderful visits with you and Rose.|
Joice and Bill Franklin (Las Vegas, NV) -
April 14, 2007
|During this difficult time, just know that the warm thoughts and love of others will bring you the strength and hope for the days ahead.|
Hospice Staff & Volunteers
Riverside Walter Reed (Gloucester, VA) -
April 16, 2007
|You may not remember me, but Billy Rose and I visited you and your wife on a Va. turkey hunt several years ago. With warmest regards and sympathy, Steve Thomas, New Bern, N. C.|
Steve Thomas (New Bern, NC) -
April 20, 2007
Taking care of Mrs. Campbell was
always a joy and talking to you both certainly made my nights go by faster!
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May God bring you
comfort as he welcomes her home.
Tammie Fulcher CNA
Riverside Hem-Onc Unit
Tammie Fulcher (Hayes,
April 21, 2007
|Danny, We were so sorry to hear of Rose's passing. My sister Donna and I so enjoyed meeting you both during that memorable trip to Scotland in 2000. You and your family are in our prayers.|
Kay Griffin (Yorktown, VA) -
April 22, 2007
Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Campbell's friends and family at this difficult time.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
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Servant of God, Well Done!
Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)
Music by George J. Elvey (27 Mar 1816 - 9 Dec 1893)
(The Methodist Hymnal, 1966, #288)
Wesley wrote this hymn in 1770 on
the occasion of the death of clergyman George White.
Elvey's tune, "Diademata", has been set to several other hymns, notably "Crown Him with Many Thorns" and "Soldiers of Christ, Arise".
Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.
With saints enthroned on high,
Thou dost thy Lord proclaim,
And still to God salvation cry,
Salvation to the Lamb!
O happy, happy soul!
In ecstasies of praise,
Long as eternal ages roll,
Thou seest Thy Savior’s face.
Redeemed from earth and pain,
Ah! when shall we ascend,
And all in Jesus’ presence reign
With our translated friend?
"Servant of God, Well Done!" midi courtesy of http://www.norbry.net/midi/archive/hymn/ - 01/13/06
"Servant of God, Well Done!" lyrics courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/s/e/servogod.htm - 01/13/06
Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04
Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 03/15/05
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