Eugenia Davis Campbell

June 10, 1919 - October 18, 2017
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Eugenia Harris Campbell, 98, died peacefully at home on October 18, 2017.

Eugenia – “Ginger” to her family – was born on June 10, 1919, in Charlottesville, Virginia to John Woods and Eugenia Davis Harris. She grew up in Galveston and in Charlottesville, and was a lifelong member of Trinity Episcopal Church.  Eugenia attended Sam Houston School and Ball High School in Galveston, as well as Saint Mary’s Hall in San Antonio and The Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.  She graduated from Vassar College with a bachelor’s degree in art history in 1941.  After graduation she spent several years studying art in New York, Charlottesville, and Galveston.

In 1947 Eugenia married Archibald R. Campbell, Jr. of Galveston. She and Archie had four children, all of whom survive her:  Eugenia (“Jeannie”), Archibald (“Arch”), John and his wife Christie, and Douglas and his wife Carrie, as well as five grandchildren: Larkin Logette and her husband Olivier, Colin Campbell and his wife Kristin, Grant Campbell, Reed Campbell, and Blake Campbell.  In recent years Eugenia took enormous pleasure in her three great-grandsons:  Marc and Remi Logette and Archer Campbell.  She was devoted to her many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Eugenia loved her family, her home, her art, her native state of Virginia, and Galveston.  She was a hospitable soul, an inspired cook, and the most truly gracious person you ever met.

After her children were grown, Eugenia devoted countless hours to her art – painting, photography, sculpture, and landscaping. For many years she and Archie walked several miles every morning on the beach and in the East End Historical District.

She was always interested in the beautification of Galveston, and to that end was instrumental in her father’s establishment of the Galveston Foundation. She became a student of landscape architecture when her father endowed Harris Garden located at 23rd and Broadway, and she was very involved in the design, layout, and choice of trees and plants for the garden.

Eugenia was preceded in death by her husband Archie, her mother and father, and her three sisters: Anne Harris Miller, Joan Harris Kelso, and Florence Harris McDonald.

Her family would like to thank her wonderful caregivers Donna Gaines, Wyzell Lewis, and especially Vanessa Wortham and Brenda Matthews, who took faithful, loving care of her for twelve years and five years, respectively. We also are very grateful to Dr. James Goodwin at UTMB, whose many kindnesses and sensible recommendations were invaluable to Eugenia and her family.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 26 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Malloy & Son Funeral Home, 3028 Broadway in Galveston. A memorial service for Eugenia will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 22nd and Winnie at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 27.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Trinity Episcopal Church, 2216 Ball Street, Galveston 77550, Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy, Galveston 77550, The Galveston Foundation, 2200 Market, Suite 804, Galveston 77550, or another charity of your choice.

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Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home

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3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Date: Friday, October 27, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm -

Trinity Episcopal Church

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2216 Ball
Galveston, Texas 77550

 

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Born: June 10, 1919
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William Pennington posted on 10/21/17

I got to know Eugenia as a young child, as she spent some years raising her young family in my neighborhood. I had become friends with her son Archie, and she was like another Mom to me and other neighborhood children. She was both affectionate & kind. My name being William, she called me Wm for short. She and her family moved away while I was still young. I was sorry to lose my surrogate Mom, as well as my goog friend her son Archie. Forty years later I was working for a medical equipment company in the area, and who comes in, Mrs Campbell (Eugenia)! She was with her daughter Eugenia, and after a moment she recognized me and addressed me as she had all those years ago, Wm. I was happy to see her and it made my heart glad. Since we attended the same church, Trinity Episcopal in Galveston, I was blessed to see her again and again attending services there. Gods peace and blessings be with you Eugenia

 

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