Ann Reynolds (Reynolds) Campbell Obituary
Ann Perry Reynolds Campbell (born 6/11/1937), of Williamston, MI, fought cancer to a draw on September 27, 2021, surrounded by family. Ann embraced life, squeezing out every drop of happiness and soaking up every ray of sunshine she encountered. Born in Woodstock, CT, to Jotham Gay and Susan Sumner Reynolds, Ann is pre-deceased by her parents and brother Joe.
She was the ninth generation of her family to grow up on Lyonsdale Farm in Woodstock. She attended and graduated from Woodstock Academy, and moved to Richmond, IN to attend Earlham College. Ann met Fred Campbell at Earlham when she was managing the student cafeteria and Fred applied for a job in the kitchen.
They married in 1960, after graduating from Earlham, and enjoyed living in many states during their 61 year marriage. Ann’s inquisitive mind and natural sense of humor led her to enjoy employment ranging from educational research helping to design the original Head Start Programs at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock; to serving as purchasing director for the Michigan Cancer Foundation in Detroit; to working in hardware stores; and her starring role as a simulated patient in the medical, nursing and veterinary schools at Michigan State University. Ann’s creative passions and innate joy led her to make friends everywhere she lived, and to be an active community volunteer.
Ann was an Advanced Master Gardener, through the MSU extension program, and couldn’t pass a garden without pulling weeds. Ann was also a Master Thrifter whose turn signal automatically started blinking for a yard sale. During the last 20 years while living in Williamston, MI, Ann participated in Shagbark Questers historical society; restoration of the one-room Branch School; garden clubs at the local, state and national levels; Williamston Kiwanis, many Red Cedar Jubilee celebrations, the Williamston Depot Museum, food bank and more.
Ann is survived by her loving husband Fred Campbell, son Craig Campbell (Peggy), daughter Judi Lintott (Richard), and four adult grandchildren, Ian Campbell, Griffin Campbell, Emily Lintott and Susan Lintott. A celebration of Ann’s life, along with dedication of a community memorial garden to be created in her honor, will be held in early summer 2022. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ann’s name to Ann Campbell Memorial, Williamston Area Beautification Fund, PO Box 116, Williamston, MI 48895.
Friends may contact local Woodstock family members at The Christmas Barn on Rte. 169.