Alice Edna Steele Campion, the mother of Hesperus resident Tom Campion, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, in Sandpoint, Idaho. She had just turned 103. Mrs. Campion was the last living grandchild of Longmont pioneer John Dunsha Steele.
She was born to J.D. and Blanche Steele on Aug. 11, 1909, in Altona, a small community west of Longmont. She was one of eight children. Mrs. Campion lived most of her life in the homestead her grandmother built in Altona. She moved to Montana in 2000 to live with her daughter Donna Platt.
In February 1929, she married Charles H. Campion in the Longmont area.
Most of her life, she was a caregiver for various people in her home and also enjoyed caring for her home, garden and flowers.
Mrs. Campion was a member of the Hygiene Methodist Church, Altona Grange and the order of the Eastern Star. She sang with the Sweet Adelines. She loved crafts of all types while she could see. Mrs. Campion was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Charles Campion; and infant daughter Betty Jo Campion.
In addition to her son, Tom Campion of Hesperus, she is survived by her daughters Phyllis Carlson of Florence, Ariz., and Donna Platt of Heron, Mont.; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, in the Heron United Methodist Church. Burial of the ashes will take place at a later date in Longmont.