Camilla A. Downing
1933 - 2021

June 17, 1933 ˜ September 28,

We regretfully announce the passing of Camilla A. Downing. Born in Kearney, NB, June 17, 1933, and passed away Sept. 28, 2021, at age 88.
Camilla passed away peacefully with loved ones by her side. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Kenneth Downing of Vancouver; siblings, Gay Lincoln, Ross Lincoln, Tanya Nichols and Sharon Fosburg; children, Patrick Gaylor, Bradley Gaylor and Brenda Wilmer; as well as 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Stephan Gaylor. Camilla was fortunate to have most of her family here in the Northwest.
Camilla graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in the early 1980’s while working full time at the Bonneville Power Administration. In retirement she could be found volunteering at the Clark County Historical Museum and the Clark County Women’s Correctional Center.
Camilla enjoyed traveling the world with her husband, Ken, and enjoyed longtime friends wherever they traveled and will truly be missed by all.
A beloved wife, mother and grandmother Camilla requested there be no services, only fond memories.
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Published by The Columbian on Oct. 12, 2021.
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I was blessed to have such a beautiful soul as Camilla as a mother-in-law for the last 24 years. She made me feel part of the family from day one. She was a wonderful Grandmother to all of her grandchildren. They´ll remember her for their trips to the Enchanted Forest with her, hamburger yum-yums while camping and blueberry pancakes . She was a wonderful role model to all of us. Her memory will live on in each and every one of us.
Jeri Gaylor
October 14, 2021
Love have her as our aunt ways fun and fisty..and so much love. We will miss our yearly visits with her..
Norman and Christine Metzner
October 13, 2021
We met Camilla the year that she and Ken chose the same RV park as we did for our winter "home away from home". For seven years, we enjoyed her company and beautiful smile. We will cherish the memories that the friendship has compiled. RIP Dear Sweet Lady. You will be missed. Rich and Marie
Rich and Marie Petersen
October 12, 2021
We met Camilla when we came to the same RV park that she and Ken chose for their winter home away from home. Being neighbors year after year, we got to be good friends. We will cherish all the memories that a seven-year friendship with this wonderful woman has brought about. RIP Sweet Lady! You will be missed! Rich and Marie
Rich and Marie Petersen
October 12, 2021
Camilla hired me to work in Power Forecasting and became my mentor. She has been a treasured friend for over 35 years.
Mary Lange
October 12, 2021
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