Obituary: Janice Irene (Coverdale) Campbell

Proud grandmother, was active in special needs community

Janice Irene (Coverdale) Campbell, of Sudbury, Massachusetts, died on September 2 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, following a brief illness. She was 77.

Janice was born in Muncie, Indiana on March 20, 1945, daughter to the late Irving and Irene (Kerr) Coverdale. She spent her youth growing up in Glendora, California, where she attended Glendora High School. Subsequently, she earned her associate’s degree in business from Citrus College in Glendora. She was also a member and honored queen of Job’s Daughters International. After marrying Dennis Campbell, Sr., the couple moved to Claremont, where they raised a family before she relocated to Massachusetts.

For some years, she was a loan processor for a bank, but she took the most pride in her job as a stay-at-home mother to her four children, and later to her daughter Pam’s special needs son, Dylan.

Her life was centered around her children, grandchildren, animals and the special needs community. “She was an incredible mother not only to her own children, but was regarded as a second mother to so many of their friends,” her family shared. “She was most happy when all of her children and grandchildren were together with her. She will be forever remembered as a kind, warm, giving and beautiful woman.”

She was the cherished mother of the late Pamela Meyers, Dennis Campbell and his wife Teresia, Kimberly Scott and her late husband Robert, and James Campbell and his wife Heather. She was the proud grandmother to Adrian Meyers, Dylan Meyers, Dennis Campbell III, Dacey Campbell, Tripp Campbell, Finley Campbell, Sloane Campbell and Tucker James Campbell.

Relatives and friends will celebrate her life during a memorial service on Friday, October 14 at First Parish in Sudbury, Massachusetts.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in the name of Janice or her grandson Dylan Meyers by check to Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children, c/o Board of Trustees, 3 Randolph Street, Canton, MA 02021.

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