The Curry Coastal Pilot

Golda Campbell, 66, of Brookings, was promoted to heaven, unexpectedly, Feb. 19, 2012, in Roseville, Calif., from complications following knee surgery.

She was born Jan. 19, 1946, in Sacramento, Calif., to John and Juanita Campbell.

Golda was employed more than 30 years at the Sacramento Bee.

She retired in 2009 to her little cottage by the sea in Brookings, to be near her best friends of more than 30 years, Dave and Tammy Tanner.

Golda was an avid whale watcher. Her passion was learning all she could about humpback and gray whales. She had waited to get a dog until she retired, so once in Brookings, she adopted "Stella," who would become her constant companion.

Golda will be missed by her son Benjamin, his wife Jennifer and children; nephew and "adopted son" Paul, his wife Tammy and children, nephew Tim Campbell; as well as seven grandchildren; many cousins; and many friends andndash; old and new.

Everyone who knew and loved Golda is invited to attend a celebration of her life at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at the Brookings Event Center, 800 Chetco Avenue, in Brookings.

In Roseville a service was held Feb. 28. Arrangements were under the direction of Lambert Funeral Home, in Roseville.

Submitted by friends.