Lorraine Z. Campbell

Lorraine (Zwart) Campbell passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord on January 21, 2019 in Arroyo Grande, California at the vibrant age of 94. Lorraine was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the first of six children to Peter and Alice Zwart. She enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII and later returned to Japan as a member of the U.S. State Department working under the command of Gen. Douglas McArthur. While in Japan, she met former U.S. Navy Radioman, Walter Campbell and they married upon their return to the U.S. Lorraine and Walter subsequently settled in Southern California where she spent the next twenty years as a determined, devoted, unselfish, and loving mother to her four daughters. She later went on to pursue an AA degree at Chaffey College and became a library technician. Lorraine was an avid reader of Zane Grey and loved watching western movies and television films. In retirement, she and Walt moved to Carson City, Nevada where they enjoyed 20 wonderful years of exploring and traveling through many of Nevada's historical western territories. Her beloved husband, Walter, passed away in 2006 at which time Lorraine moved to Solvang, California to be closer to her four daughters. She enjoyed wonderful friendships, closeness to her family, and loved her weekly bingo games. She later moved into a retirement community in San Luis Obispo County. Lorraine is survived by her daughters, Bonnie Woodson of Arroyo Grande, CA and Sue Miller Born (Charlie) of Redding, CA; her “best friend”, Larry Marino of Cambria, CA; her granddaughters, Alicia Huddy (Alan) of Buellton, CA, Amie Woodson (Greg Yocum) of Paso Robles, CA, Lindy Miller Castro (Danny) of Berkley, CA; and her grandsons, Jason Haldeman (Nancy) of Big Bear Lake, CA, and Chris Miller of Portland, OR. She was blessed with five great-grandchildren (Mason, Ginger, Jasper, Bristol and Quinn)—with another due in April. She leaves behind her cousin Mary Lou Herman of Wisconsin; two loving brothers, Wayne and Jack Zwart of Wisconsin; her sister-in-law, Donna Zwart of Wisconsin; and many of many other loving family members.. She was preceded in death by her wonderful husband, Walter and her two youngest daughters, Jane and Sandra. Thanks go out to the loving and caring owners and staff at Oak Park Manor in Arroyo Grande for making her final year so comfortable and dignified. Arrangements are being handled by Loper Funeral Chapel in Solvang, CA. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Lorraine's favorite charities were U.S. Marines Toys for Tots; St. Jude Research Hospital for Children; and The WWII Women Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Our final goodbyes are with heavy hearts and our thanks are for your wisdom, integrity, support, and undying love. “What we have once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us” (Helen Keller). Happy trails to you, Mom….until we meet again.

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