Hebron, New York – Carol M. Campbell, 81, of Hebron passed away peacefully with family by her side on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, at Glens Falls Hospital.
Carol was born Oct. 9, 1939, in Ballston Spa and was the daughter of the late Edward and Irene (Latham) McNutt. She attended Saratoga High School. Carol was the matriarch of Carolray Farm. With her strong religious beliefs, a loving heart and an unwavering dedication to family and farm, she guided the daily operations. Through her commitment the farm was awarded Dairy of Distinction for more than 20 years, which she was very proud of. She also worked as the Town of Hebron tax collector in the 1970s.
Friend or foe, neighbor or stranger, you were always welcome to sit at the table and partake in one of Carol’s home-cooked meals. From requests for homemade strawberry shortcake and fresh blueberry pancakes for the milk tester, to breakfast for the school bus driver, she was always ready for the task.
Carol was the quintessential 4-H leader. Over the years she formed several 4-H clubs including the Clover Buds, Junior Farmers and Hebron Dairyman. She truly believed in the 4-H motto “To Make the Best Better.” Carol spent many years volunteering at the Washington County Fair. In her early years she enjoyed riding in and attending local horse shows. Later in life she focused on crafting and growing all varieties of plants. She was member of the Hebron United Presbyterian Church and also attended Argyle Presbyterian Church.
In addition to her parents, Carol was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Rea D. Campbell, who passed away Nov. 20, 2018; a sister Elizabeth Huffmire; a grandson Bradley Campbell; and daughters-in-law Molly Campbell and Gabriela Campbell.
Carol is survived by her children John Campbell of Weldon, California, Dennis (Vicky) Campbell and Brian (Mary Kay) Campbell, all of Hebron; grandchildren Mathew Campbell and his significant other Ariel Garland of Hebron, Kelsey Campbell and her significant other Bo Brummagyn of Hartford, Emily Campbell of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Kyle Campbell of Hebron; sister-in-law Anna Young of Cohoes, nieces and nephews Craig (Joanne) Knickerbocker Jr. of Middle Grove, Kim (Karen) Knickerbocker of New Windsor, New York, Ellen Drumm of Washington, DC, Jeffrey (Mary) Bradt and Susan (Tom) Dion all of Cohoes; and a former daughter-in-law Pamela Armstrong of Hartford.
Funeral services will be held in the spring at Evergreen Cemetery in Salem.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cornell Cooperative Extension, 415 Lower Main St., Hudson Falls, NY 12839.
To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.gariepyfuneralhomes.com.
The family is being assisted by the McClellan-Gariepy Funeral Home in Salem.