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“Denise,I had no idea that Karen was your mom. We have happy memories of her leadership when our kids were at Estes and Roberson. She was a gifted...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry. We know that she is now healed and at peace. ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Elaine Arthur - Fairview, NC

“My heart is saddened by Dr. Campbell's passing. I worked with her in Asheville City Schools and admired as well as respected her knowledge and work...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Rocky,I am saddened to hear of Karen's passing. I enjoyed working with her at TC, and getting to know you and the kids. She was an exemplary leader...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry to hear of Karen's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.Terry McCracken ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Terry McCracken - Waynesville, NC

“I had the privilege and pleasure of working with Karen at Estes. She was a gifted educator and administrator: knowledgeable, tough, fair. What a...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Jackie Mangum - Arden, NC

“To all the Campbell Family,So sorry for your loss. Karen was a very special person to all our family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Cyndi and Fred Schachter - Hubert, NC

“Rocky, so sorry to hear of Karen's passing. So many fond WCU memories with you guys. She was one of the best and will be sorely missed. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: E.V. Gouge - Black Mountain, NC

“So sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love to all. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Pamela Smith - Madison Heights, MI

“To Dr. Campbell's Family,I truly admired Karen and her abilities as an educator and administrator. She encouraged me to enter administration. I am...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Sharon Conner - Asheville, NC

“Très émue à l'annonce du décès de Karen,je vous prie d'accepter mes condoléances sincères et l'assurance de...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Annie Bouffet - Grambois France, KS

“So sorry for your loss. Our loving God promises to soon, .... open your hand and satisfying the desire of every living thing.- Psalm 145:16. This...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: SA

“In loving memory of the most extraordinary mentor and friend I could have ever had in life. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Anne Bouffet

“Denise, Russ, Rocky, Scott, Diana,No words can express my sorrow. You are all in my thoughts and while you go through this difficult moment, I hope...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Anne Bouffet

“Jim, Russ and DeniseWe are sorry to hear of Karen's passing. We have good memories of her and the family over the last 35 years. She will be missed....Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Bruce Young - Fletcher, NC


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Dr. Campbell was born on July 26, 1941 and passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016.

Dr. Campbell was a resident of Asheville, North Carolina at the time of her passing.

Karen graduated from Valley Springs High School. In 1961 at age 19 she graduated with a degree in Business Education from Western Carolina University. She received a Doctorate in Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1987.

She was married to James.

A funeral service will be held on Monday November 28th at 11:00 AM at Trinity Episcopal Church in Asheville with a reception in Tuton Hall following the service. A visitation will be held on Sunday from 4 to 6 pm at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian in Arden.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Dr. Karen Campbell Memorial Fund in care of Buncombe County Schools Foundation 175 Bingham Rd Asheville NC 28806.

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