Ellen Camp, Idaho, July 15, 2016

Ellen Camp died July 15, 2016 in the late afternoon. She was born Jan. 27, 1922 in Grand River Township, Adair County, Iowa, the fourth of five children born to Carl and Alma R. Childs. She attended a rural school and graduated from Greenfield High School in 1939. 

She moved to San Diego, California, in 1940. Her work experience included jobs with Standard Parachute Factory, Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Company, and the San Diego Baseball Club. In 1958 she joined the staff of the San Diego Unified School District where she held the positions of  Junior College Bookstore manager and later a high school financial secretary. She retired in 1978 with 20 years service. During these years she attended Grossmont Junior College in El Cajon, California, and graduated with an AA degree in 1976.

She was united in marriage with Raymond Camp in 1942 in La Jolla, California, and they became the parents of two children, son Lawrence and daughter Linda. They lived in Lakeside, California, for many years before moving to Naples, Idaho, in 1977 and later to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, in 1988. She moved to Colorado, California, and Texas before returning to North Idaho in 2014. Since then she lived in Post Falls, Idaho.

She is survived by son Lawrence and wife Connie of Castro Valley, California; daughter Linda Birdsong of Post Falls, Idaho; two grandchildren, Sarah and Lucas Camp; and four great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers (Harold and Dean), two sisters (Reva and Belva) and her husband (Raymond) who died in May 2007.

A graveside service will be held in the Greenfield Cemetery on Sept. 24, 2016 at 10 a.m. 

Arrangements are by Steen Funeral Home.

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