Agnes
Agnes Lucille Campbell March 3, 1921- August 30, 2008 Mom went to her eternal rest after battling the ravages of old age and congestive heart failure. She was lovingly cared for by our sister, Stephanie, and her family during her final months. Mom was pre-deceased by our Dad after 68 years of marriage. Mom was born in Maquoketa, Iowa and was the youngest of 13 children. She is pre-deceased by her parents, Margaret and James Bock, and the closest of her older sisters, Margaret Stuart of San Francisco, CA, Ethel Starnes formerly of Walnut Creek, CA and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Roberta Novak of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. After the death of her father, her family moved to Cedar Rapids where she ultimately met and married Dad, and gave birth to son, David. Dad transferred jobs to Watertown, SD, where Melinda, Stephanie, and Jeffrey were born. Seeking a better life for their children, the Campbells moved to Redondo Beach in 1953. Mom was a waitress for over 35 years at several well known South Bay restaurants. When she retired, she became involved with Nar Anon in it's infancy. She wrote articles for their newspaper, helped out in the office, and made many friends. She is survived by her children: sons, David and wife Margaret and grandson Glenn and granddaughter, Kristie Campbell and great grandson Chaz Baragiola; daughter Melinda (Ralph) Turkolu and granddaughters Elizabeth Kyle and Jessica (Dennis) Walker; daughter Stephanie (William) Harper and granddaughters Nicol Harper and Taffy Harper; son Jeff and wife Christine and grandson Jeffrey and granddaughter Angela (Steve) Ellard. Funeral Service will be Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 12:30PM at St. James Church, Redondo Beach, CA. Private Inurnment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Nar Anon at: Nar Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc., 22527 Crenshaw Blvd. Suite 200B, Torrance, CA 90505 and at one of the following locations: Trinity Hospice, 17315 Studebaker Rd. Suite 101, Cerritos, CA 90703 or Anderson Senior Center, 3007 Vail Ave. Redondo Beach, CA 90278.

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  1. DEAR MELINDA AND RALPH, THANK YOU FOR SHARING….YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS….SINCERLY DIANNE

  2. Agnes literally walked me through life and helped me avoid a nervous breakdown. She never said she was too busy to talk. She picked me up to go to meetings, brought me food for my children when I had none, and supported me emotionally for almost 30 years through divorce, remarriage to the same man, and all the trials and problems that I had living with an addict. She was like a second mother to me, and was only one month younger than my own mother, who lived in Maryland. Like my mother, Agnes kept me on the straight and narrow, always talking about religious things. She was the only friend I had. I will miss her terribly. Love, Evelyn

  3. Remembering you all, with love, in the loss of your mother, mother-in-law, sister, aunt, grandmother, or great-grandmother. May her spirit soar as she rests in the arms of the angels. With loving condolences, Sue Baker

  4. My condolences, and those of my family, are extended to all of the Campbell family. We understand your loss and hope that this brief bit of empathy will help a little. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Mary Anne

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