In Memory Of

Campbell, Joanne D. who passed away on 4/28/2010 at the age of 89

JOANNE D. CAMPBELL, born November 3, 1920 in New York, N.Y. was the adopted daughter of Henry and Regina Teller. Joanne passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2010 after a short illness. Joanne grew up in Lewisville, Kentucky and Chicago, Illinois. She joined the U.S. Navy in WWII, became a Navy Nurse, and served stateside for the duration of the war. After the war, she married J.D. Campbell, moved to Texas and became an Executive Secretary to the Chief of City of Houston Police Department. Subsequently, she extended her secretarial career to the President of Gulf & Western Industries, the manager of the Warwick Hotel/Warwick Club and, the Chairman of the Harris County Bail Bond Board (Sheriff). She later became Director of Provisions for the Harris County Sheriff's department and held the rank of Sergeant in the Harris County Sheriff's Reserves. Afterwards, she became the Social/Catering Director for Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club and ended her work career with the City of Houston Department of Health and Human Services, Environmental Health Division, Bureau of Occupational health and Radiation Control. Joanne was the beloved mother of daughter Laura Watts Medina and son Jerry D. Campbell Jr; grandchildren, Robert W. Watts, Amy K. Watts Donnelly, Jonathan C. Watts, Daniel P. Watts, Sara E. Watts, Jami A. Campbell Fischer, Zachary P. Campbell and Wendi A. Campbell; great-grandchildren, Charles W. Watts, Nicholas R. Watts, Morgan E. Donnelly, Katherine R. Donnelly, Alexa G. Donnelly, Ethan J. Watts, Averi A. Fischer, Hali A. Fischer, Meri E.K. Fischer, Austin R. Campbell, Starlyn A. Farriell and best friends, Willene Hicks and Marcie Evans. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 3, 2010 at American Heritage Funeral Home, 10710 Veterans Memorial Dr. Service at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 and burial in Veterans Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Houston Hospice or Sierra Club.