Obituary of Margaret Elizabeth Campbell Jones
Margaret Elizabeth Campbell Jones, 88 of Goleta, CA passed away June 28, 2018.
Born on May 8, 1930 in Bingham, UT. to Maurice James Campbell and Sarah Dorothy Christensen. She had one younger brother Maurice (Bud) Lewis Campbell.
Margaret shared wonderful memories of her childhood, growing up in Grass Valley, CA. Throughout her life she enjoyed visits there sharing her experience of the mining town with her children and grandchildren. She moved to Provo, UT where she attended high school. After high school she went to Brigham Young University where she met and married her sweetheart of 65 years, Harold Sherman Jones. She worked in the local movie theater and as a telephone operator to help put Sherm through school. Karin, their oldest daughter was born in Provo.
They moved to Oxnard, CA where Sherm taught sixth grade. Kristine their second daughter was born in Oxnard. It wasn’t long before Margaret sent for and filled out an application motivating a move to Santa Barbara, where they lived for over sixty years. Their two sons Harold Sherman II and Maurice Daniel were born in Santa Barbara.
Margaret enjoyed her family, good friendships, entertaining, cooking and celebrating holidays. Her daughters remember the dresses she made for them adorned with stitchery and braided accents and reading poetry together. She enjoyed sharing time with her thirteen grandchildren, going to their sporting events and planning family gatherings. She was artistic and enjoyed making crafts including intricate sugar eggs, detailed dolls and festive seasonal pins for her breakfast group. She was a caretaker and was always there to offer a listening ear or a home cooked meal to those in need.
She spent the last year of her life with her daughter Karin, in Redding, CA where she enjoyed time with three of her great grandchildren, making new friends, Thanksgiving in a cabin at Lake Tahoe, rides to Whiskey Town Lake and Mt. Shasta and going out to breakfast.
A Graveside service will be held at Goleta District Cemetery, Friday July 6th at 11:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dignity Homecare and Hospice,
1544 Market St., Redding, CA 96001.
Arrangements entrusted to Allen & Dahl and McDermott-Crockett Mortuaries.