Theresa Anna Campagna
April 07, 1931 - June 12, 2010
Thank you Mom, for all the love, laughter, grace, and wisdom.
Theresa Anna Campagna passed away peacefully on June 12, 2010 with her children by her side. She was born April 7, 1931 in Twin Lakes Michigan to Alexander & Margaret Mezo. She lived in the Detroit area before moving to Western Michigan where she met her husband Carmen Campagna. They were married on April 3, 1948, and moved to the Seattle area in 1953 settling in Mountlake Terrace where they raised their family of 5 children. Theresa was active in the American Legion Auxiliary, S. Al Wilcox Post 234, where she was a lifetime member. She held several leadership positions and volunteered many hours with the Auxiliary and with Eight & Forty. Theresa also spent many hours at Bethesda Lutheran Church organizing the social hour after Church service and providing flowers from her garden for the alter. She was an avid gardener, and enjoyed cooking, reading, and entertaining. She introduced her grandchildren to Theater and music, taking them to plays and concerts. She also spent many hours attending concerts her grandchildren performed in. Another of her passions was travelling which she did extensively, travelling throughout the United States and Europe with friends and family. Theresa was predeceased by her husband Carmen Campagna, daughter Cathleen Smart, son Steven Campagna, parents Alexander and Margaret Mezo, and sister Margaret Peterson. She is survived by sons David (Debbie) Campagna, Robert (Sherry) Campagna, daughter Carolyn (Larry) LaFave, and daughter-in-law Gail Campagna. She also leaves behind 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
A celebration of Theresa’s life will be held Thursday, June 24th, 1:00 pm at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 23406 56th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace. A reception will follow.
Donations can be made in Theresa’s honor to Hospice & Home Care of Snohomish County, 2731 Wetmore Ave #52, Everett, WA 98201.
Just as the Wave Cannot Exist
Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me. It is an uncomfortable doctrine which the true ethics whisper into my ear. You are happy, they say; therefore you are called upon to give much.
Looking into the portals of eternity
Looking into the portals of eternity teaches that the brotherhood of man is inspired by God's word; Then all prejudice of race vanishes away.