Ann Kingman Weber Campbell, 74, passed away very peacefully on Friday 11 November 2016, at her home in New Windsor, NY.
Born 14 September 1942 in Homestead Florida, to Colonel Frederick and Katharine (Kingman) Weber, Ann was an Army 'brat' and world adventurer throughout her life, a bright force of nature and a walking encyclopedia, as well as a singer, actress, teacher, writer, pilot, horsewoman, skydiver, gifted psychologist, mother, wife, mentor, enduring friend, a leader among leaders, and much more.
As Kate and Fritz's youngest child, Ann lived an Army childhood around the world, including duty stations at The United States Military Academy at West Point, Fort Benning and Fort Bragg, and overseas including Japan, the Philippines, Paris, and many other stops. Her education and career were equally expansive, and continued lifelong: graduating from Pembroke University, she taught school and English, and eventually went on to earn a master's degree in counseling psychology from Central Texas College; she constantly continued her education, formally and informally, and was a graduate of the U.S. Army's Command and General Staff College.
On 5 November 1970, she married Mark Irvin Campbell and became an Army wife herself. The family continued its travels, service and adventures through Texas, Germany for several years, and to Mark's retirement in 1988. From there, they followed Ann's career from Germany to West Point to Italy to West Point again, where Ann retired in 2010. Mark and Ann reared three children together, embraced the military life, and faced all of life's challenges in ever-strengthening partnership and love.
Throughout her life Ann served, taught and inspired us all through her love, wit, ethics, concern for others, and her unrelenting curiosity and outstanding leadership. She left a memorable impression on everyone who met her and will be missed by a legion of loved ones.
Ann is preceded into Heaven by her parents, her son Christopher, her brother Fritz (Henry) and sister Katharine (Piffle). She is survived in deep love and gratitude by her husband, Mark, her brother, Will Weber, her son, Fritz and daughter-in-law, Kimber Campbell, daughter, Madison Campbell, and son, Mark and daughter-in-law, Lori Campbell. Ann also has eight awesome grandchildren carrying on in her indomitable spirit: Zachery, Benjamin, Katharine, Mark, Cameron, Dominick, Carey and Kelsey.
A memorial celebration of Ann's life – or several – will be planned in the coming months, to bring together in joy the countless people whom Ann touched, befriended, supported and loved in her life.
Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to a military or veterans service organization of your choice.