Obituary : Lois C. Campbell
Lois Caldwell Campbell, wife of the late Roy W. Campbell, age 79, died Friday morning, April 17, at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston.
Born August 1, 1929, she grew up in Milton. Ms. Campbell was the only child of Andrew and Hazel Caldwell. She attended Wheaton College, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and attended programs at Harvard-Radcliff and Boston College in business administration. Prior to moving to the Island, Ms. Campbell had a successful career at Sylvania Power Products where she worked in human resources.
Ms. Campbell moved to Martha's Vineyard in the 1960s to work for Robert Douglas as a secretary. She later became business manager for Whitefoot Towing and Salvage. Ms. Campbell worked with Captain Roy Campbell in the successful operation of the tugboat Whitefoot for many years before it was sold in 1983.
Lois married Roy Campbell in 1986. With the sale of the Whitefoot, she and Roy purchased a travel trailer and cruised the continental United States but loved their time spent in Maine where Roy had built his largest fishing boat, the Roann, shortly after World War II. When unable to continue the travel life with Roy, Lois contributed her time to the acquisition of the Roann by Mystic Seaport where she is currently on display as the last of the Eastern Rigged Draggers.
Lois was an avid reader and will be remembered for her devotion to Roy and their two Island black dogs, Snowshoe and Morgan.
Her memorial service will be held at Grace Episcopal Church, on the corner of William Street and Woodlawn Avenue in Vineyard Haven, on June 6 at 1 pm. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mystic Seaport, Advancement Office, 75 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic, CT 06355 or Wheaton College, Annual Fund, 26 East Main Street, Norton, MA 02766.
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