Cynthia L. Campbell


HIGHLAND, Calif. - Cynthia Lee (Johnson) Campbell, 66, of Highland, Calif., formerly of Mendota, died unexpectedly on July 5, 2018.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 28 at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 3646 Coldwater Canyon Ave., Studio City, CA 91604.

Cyndi was born Nov. 11, 1951 in Rockford to Everett and Josephine (Grabania) Johnson.

Survivors include her son, Aaron Campbell (Kelly Vogt-Campbell) and grandsons, Everett (13) and Owen (6) of Sherman Oaks, Calif.; two sisters, JoAnne Juettner of Phoenix, Ariz. and Cyndi’s twin, Christy Crum of Orlando, Fla.; four nieces, Vanessa Juettner of Oshkosh, Wis., Claire Juettner of Scottsdale, Ariz., Megan Crum Nelson of Orlando, Fla. and Tara Carroll of Raleigh, N.C.; and five great-nieces and nephews.

Cyndi graduated from Mendota High School in 1970 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Northern Illinois University in 1976 in order to pursue a career in nutrition. In 1983, she moved to Lake Charles, La. and helped to open Humana Women’s Hospital. As director of food service, she was particularly proud of forming support groups for people living with eating disorders. Her years in Louisiana sparked a passion for Creole food and culture - she often would tell the story of her first (and only) alligator hunt on the bayou. In later life, she lived in the San Francisco Bay Area and studied art and interior design at UC Berkeley. Her lifelong love of craft-making grew into an artistic practice that included painting and continually remaking her environment. She loved travel, cooking, and most of all, spending time with her family, especially her grandsons whom she adored. She delighted in waking early on Christmas morning to stuff stockings. She could take a simple plant cutting and nurture it into a thing of true beauty. Above all, she was a kind and loving person.

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