I was so excited when I read about Juneau's own Ellen Campbell being awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. As a matter of fact, when I saw the picture taken of Ellen back in the day, I recognized her smile immediately. She is still as beautiful as ever and truly one of the most kind and loving women I have had the pleasure to meet.
During my 10-year career as an officer at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center, she came into the prison faithfully to minister to the inmates. I know she left many words of wisdom to them over her years of volunteerism. She was always so kind to everyone in word and deed, showing the love of Christ to all. You have many jewels in your crown, faithful servant.