Carole Joan Carney Campbell, formerly Rapcinski, was a caring and beautiful lady. She lived an adventurous, spiritual life. Carole was born in Trenton, NJ and spent her growing up years in Brooklyn, NY. She made her way to Alaska, Toppenish, and finally Vancouver, WA, where on Feb. 12th, 2017 she passed away peacefully while writing a family history story.
Carole was a passionate, dedicated educator, receiving her masters in teaching from WSU. She was an avid gardener, a believer in peace and community. A political activist, a good friend, a spiritual woman, and most of all a beloved mother and grandma. It's hard to say goodbye. We wish we had more time. Left is the legacy of her love, generous spirit, and perseverance. The ways she touched our lives will remain. We ask that you keep those memories alive by sharing them and the joy of a life well fulfilled. Beyond her financial donations, Carole always lived by the edict: Love thy neighbor. Do a loving act of kindness, make someone laugh, send a card, give a hug, or say "I love you" to your special friend in her memory.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations in memory of Carole for a "May Peace Prevail" pole and a bench;
to be decided at her Celebration of Life-Irish Wake-March 31st at the historic Marshall House, Vancouver, WA. Open house styled wake. Mass said for her at Our Lady of Lords Sunday following (regular scheduled mass). For information, please sign this register/guest book.
Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.
Published in The Columbian on Mar. 12, 2017