Janet Ellen Campbell, 81, of Portland, Ore., peacefully passed away April 28, 2023, while home surrounded by love and family.
Janet was born in Red Bluff, Calif., on June 29, 1941, to Emmett and Silva (Patton) McCausland.
Janet was a kind and thoughtful person and will be missed and remembered by the many lives she touched. People often commented about her being such a nice person and a joy to work with. She had a natural honesty and unwavering faith. She was highly creative and instilled a sense of curiosity in her children. She was resourceful, and if she didn’t have it, she would figure out how to make it. She will forever be remembered for doing things her own way, her inventive spirit, artistry, and the ability to make anything out of contact paper.
As an outdoor person at heart, she often packed her kids in the car for adventures at beaches and forests with a loaf of bread and whatever was on hand to make sandwiches. Sitting under a tree on a summer day, with a dog on her lap, chatting with her sister and family, was truly her happy place.
She lived most her life in Northern California where she raised six children. She spent time in Hayfork, Santa Rosa, Eureka and Calistoga; with time in LaGrande, Ore., in-between. In her 40s she started an exciting new chapter of her life by joining the team at Dr Wilkinson’s Hot Springs in Calistoga, Calif., which led to a successful career as a massage therapist.
She also lived in Lake Tapps, Wash., and Salem, Ore., where she discovered her talent and passion for wood carving. She was a member of Capitol Wood Carvers in Salem, Ore. Her beautiful and delicate creations continue to bring joy to many.
Janet is survived by her son Steven Campbell (Shelly), Middletown CA; daughters Nancy Blanton (George) ,Cathlamet, Wash.; Angela Baird, Columbia, Mo.; Daleen Grimes (Pete), Silverdale, Wash.; and Jennifer Flake (Guy), Portland, Ore. Plus grandchildren Matt, Andy, Christy, Brannon, Jeremy, Brian, Kim, Kristin, Nicole, Jesse, Jacklynn and Cody. And a growing number of great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She will also be greatly missed by her sister Margaret Harrison of Eureka, Calif., as well as beloved nieces and nephews.
Janet is preceded in death by daughter Terri Lynn “Terrilynn” Spoklie of Rigby, Idaho; her beloved mother Silva Spillman (Ray), father Emmett McCausland, and her brothers Ernest and Marvin McCausland.
Per Janet’s wishes there will be no memorial service at this time. At a later date her ashes will be privately laid to rest with her mother.
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