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Sister Mary Thibodeau

Posted: Sunday, August 27, 2000

Former Juneau resident Mary Thibodeau, a member of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, died of cancer Aug. 23, 2000, in Spokane, Wash. She was 69.

She was born May 9, 1931, at St. Ann's Hospital in Juneau to Rose and Joe Thibodeau. She was the fifth child of the pioneering Juneau family. She attended St. Ann's School and graduated from Juneau High School in 1949.

She attended Marylhurst College in Portland, Ore., and entered the Holy Names Order a year later. She received a master of arts education degree in social studies from Eastern Washington University and continued her education at Boston University, Fort Wright College and Seattle University. She served in education and religious studies in Spokane, Everett, Auburn and Seattle, Wash.

On June 3 she celebrated her Golden Jubilee as a nun.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Kenny. She is survived by her brother Robert (and Aurelia) of Juneau, sisters Cecilia (and William) of California, Dorothy of Oregon, brother Joseph (Geri) of Washington, and her sister-in-law Sally, the widow of her brother Kenny. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held today in Spokane and burial will be in the Holy Names plot in Spokane.

Sister Mary Thibodeau Former Juneau resident Mary Thibodeau, a member of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, died of cancer Aug. 23, 2000, in Spokane, Wash. She was 69.

She was born May 9, 1931, at St. Ann's Hospital in Juneau to Rose and Joe Thibodeau. She was the fifth child of the pioneering Juneau family. She attended St. Ann's School and graduated from Juneau High School in 1949.

She attended Marylhurst College in Portland, Ore., and entered the Holy Names Order a year later. She received a master of arts education degree in social studies from Eastern Washington University and continued her education at Boston University, Fort Wright College and Seattle University. She served in education and religious studies in Spokane, Everett, Auburn and Seattle, Wash.

On June 3 she celebrated her Golden Jubilee as a nun.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Kenny. She is survived by her brother Robert (and Aurelia) of Juneau, sisters Cecilia (and William) of California, Dorothy of Oregon, brother Joseph (Geri) of Washington, and her sister-in-law Sally, the widow of her brother Kenny. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held today in Spokane and burial will be in the Holy Names plot in Spokane.

Ethel May Campbell

Former Juneau resident Ethel May Campbell died Aug. 15, 200, in Juneau, while in Alaska visiting friends. She was 84.

She was born April 26, 1916, in Washington, D.C. She moved to Juneau in 1986 with her son, the Rev. John Campbell, and his family.

John Campbell was the first pastor at the church, and friends wrote that Ethel was a tireless worker at Aldersgate in the beginning years of the church, and maintained her membership and continued her support after she left Juneau in 1995. The church kitchen is named in her honor.

She enjoyed cross stitching, working on the computer and activities with United Methodist Women.

She was an active member of Glen Burnie United Methodist Church in Glen Burnie, Md., the United Methodist Church of Unalaska and Davidsonville United Methodist Church in Davidsonville, Md. She was also a member of the Glen Burnie chapter of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Campbell and her son David Campbell.

She is survived by her five sons Robert (and Cynthia) of Georgia, Richard (and Lynn), the Rev. John (and Bonnie), Mark and Michael (Marjorie) Campbell, all of Maryland; daughters Eileen Gibson (and Charles) of New York and Nancy Azeezs (and Sam) of New Jersey; 16 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Services were held in Davidsonville last week. A memorial service will be held at Aldersgate United Methodist Church at 3 p.m. today

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 33491, Juneau, AK, 99803.

Ethel May Campbell

Former Juneau resident Ethel May Campbell died Aug. 15, 200, in Juneau, while in Alaska visiting friends. She was 84.

She was born April 26, 1916, in Washington, D.C. She moved to Juneau in 1986 with her son, the Rev. John Campbell, and his family.

John Campbell was the first pastor at the church, and friends wrote that Ethel was a tireless worker at Aldersgate in the beginning years of the church, and maintained her membership and continued her support after she left Juneau in 1995. The church kitchen is named in her honor.

She enjoyed cross stitching, working on the computer and activities with United Methodist Women.

She was an active member of Glen Burnie United Methodist Church in Glen Burnie, Md., the United Methodist Church of Unalaska and Davidsonville United Methodist Church in Davidsonville, Md. She was also a member of the Glen Burnie chapter of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Campbell and her son David Campbell.

She is survived by her five sons Robert (and Cynthia) of Georgia, Richard (and Lynn), the Rev. John (and Bonnie), Mark and Michael (Marjorie) Campbell, all of Maryland; daughters Eileen Gibson (and Charles) of New York and Nancy Azeezs (and Sam) of New Jersey; 16 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Services were held in Davidsonville last week. A memorial service will be held at Aldersgate United Methodist Church at 3 p.m. today

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 33491, Juneau, AK, 99803.



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