Carolyn June Watters Campbell, 76, of Colstrip, passed away on February 27, 2020, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Carol was born on August 31, 1943, in Orlando, Florida to Estelle and James Quincy Watters I. She attended Evans High School where she enjoyed art and science.
Carol married James Ronald Campbell Sr. on November 2, 1962, in Apopka, Florida. They later made their home in Cedar Key, Florida, where Carolyn was the manager of the Jiffy Food Store and was an excellent chef at multiple seafood restaurants. In 1975, her family moved to Colstrip, MT. where she began her most significant job as a homemaker and raised her three children.
She was a member of the Montana Grand Chapter Order of Eastern Star in Forsyth, Montana for numerous years.
Carol enjoyed various forms of art including sketching, coloring, floral arranging, and architecture.
She also enjoyed camping, fishing, and going to the beach. Most of all she loved being around her family. You could always find her teaching her grandchildren arts and crafts. Her greatest pleasure later in life was her daily visits with her daughter Alicia and her granddaughter Sara.
Her loved ones will forever remember their “Nana,” her bright blue eyes, her infectious smile and laugh, and her generous southern hospitality. She welcomed everyone into her home for a glass of sweet tea and a home-cooked meal.
In Nana’s words, her greatest ‘victory’ in life is “overcoming the past, and raising three beautiful children who have become wonderful adults who I am very proud of! They have given me such joy.” Her dreams for the future are, “for my children and grandchildren to hopefully make a difference in the world, find God and be happy.”
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband James (Ronnie); brothers James (Jim) Watters II, Robert (Bobby) Watters; sisters Wanda Joyce Schultz, and Kathryn Watters.
She is survived by her three children: James Campbell Jr. (Tina) of Colstrip, Keith Campbell (Bridgette) of Miles City, and Alicia O’Toole (John) of Colstrip; six grandchildren: Jessica, Kyle (Kassi), Cole (Amanda), Ethan, Kaid, and Sara; numerous nieces and nephews; her brother Paul Watters (Jeannette) of Leesburg, Florida; and her trusty sidekicks Bubba and Sissy.
No services are planned per her request. There will be a family internment in the Shiloh Cemetery in Sumner, Florida, where she will be laid to rest next to her “love of a lifetime.”