Jean Marie Campbell

JeanSchoolPic20112Jean Marie Campbell, 54, seven year resident of Santa Fe, Texas and formerly a ten year resident of Houston passed away September 29, 2015. She was born January 19, 1961 in Houston to parents John D. Campbell and Bernice J. Campbell. She was a longtime member of Clear Lake Baptist Church. Jean was active in the running community, she enjoyed raising chickens, and she was a lifelong Girl Scout Leader.
She is survived by her husband, Bob Linza; daughters, Christina Itkonen and husband Jesse, Laura Campbell, and Joy Campbell; sons, Jacob Campbell and wife Alyssa and David Linza; sisters, Margo Gigee and husband Brian, Nancy Carlson and husband Mark; brothers, Tommy Campbell and wife Chris, Bobby Campbell and wife Sofia; granddaughter, Emmalynn Campbell; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, October 2, 2015 at Clear Lake Baptist Church, 15700 Space Center Blvd., Houston, Texas 77062.
A memorial service will follow at 5 pm with Pastor Glen Young officiating. Refreshments will be served after the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Jean’s name to The Bridge Over Troubled Water, P.O. Box 3488, Pasadena, TX 77501 or online at


  1. So very sorry for your loss, Bob. Thinking of you, my Friend and I am praying for GOD’s comfort, strength and healing during this difficult time for you and your loved ones.

    Bev Schulte
  2. she lives on in our hearts-such a special person, what a Blessing-sad to lose her presence, Bob, but her spirit remains, shining brightly-we are here for you, sir

    brother peter

    Crowder Funeral Home - Dickinson
  3. Jean was always so kind to me, especially when I was sick. When I picked up my packet for the race last March it had the words “We love you” written on it. I knew right away who wrote it. We’ve lost a dear lady!

    Bob Milligan
  4. Julanne and I are sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. We pray that God and others would provide comfort to you and your family during this difficult time.

    Julanne and Robert Lott

    Crowder Funeral Home - Dickinson
  5. Words cannot express the full feelings we have over the loss of Jean. Our hearts are heavy, and our reflections of Jean are bright. Fun, laughter, interesting conversations, wow. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family and the many wonderful “critters” she leaves behind. My love to you all.

    Beverly Dement
  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Bob. The running community has lost a shining star. I still remember my first days of marathon training and Jean was such a key part of the coaching back then-she inspired me to want to be successful.

    Gloria and Clay Hinton
  7. Sorry to hear of the loss of your wife. My prayers are with you and your family. God bless.

    Theresa Johnson

    Theresa Johnson
  8. I am so sad to hear this news. Jean was a staunch supporter of youth through Girl Scouts and as an educator. For many years she was the heart and soul (as well as the Director) of Camp Happy Girl Scout Day Camp. “Gadget”‘s sparkling personality matched her gold-sequined sneakers that she favored. She never said “we can’t do that” but rather “let’s try it!” She has influenced hundreds of youth in the Clear Lake area throughout the years.

    Blessings especially to Bob at this time. What a wonderful man to allow all the Scouting paraphernalia to accumulate in the house and garage each year. What a wonderful husband to purchase his wife a trailer for her birthday so she could easily transport her Scout Stuff.

    Hugs to Jacob, Laura and Joy at this time also. I pray that you will remember ALL of the good times and that you too are loved.

    I will miss you “Gadget”.

    June “Moneybags” Keller

    June Keller
  9. Jean was in our dance class at the NASA Gilruth with Bob. She was also a Running Coach in Clear Lake Fit Running Club when I was training for the marathon. She brought us eggs to eat from the farm that she and Bob have. She loved her chickens and gave them names. The dance instructor would always ask Jean to help her demonstrate some dance moves and Jean was always willing. She will be missed by the many friends and people she helped. My condolences to her daughters, Bob, and family.

    Garland Bauch
  10. I knew Jean through Girl Scouts and the many years of working at Bay Area Girl Scout Day Camp. I will never forget her love of life, her love for her family and her love of Girl Scouts. Jean was one of those people that connected with the girls so deeply and so profoundly that I am sure they have never forgotten her. Jean was a very special person and I am very sorry for your loss. I know she is smiling down on all of you right now and I know you will treasure the beautiful memories that you have of your life together. My deepest sympathies.

    Rebecca Clark
  11. We are shocked and saddened to hear the news of Jean’s passing. Our hearts go out to you and your family. We are forever grateful to Jean for her dedication to the Girl Scouting program and we honor her every summer as we continue the Camp Happy legacy she entrusted to us. Whenever we receive a compliment on our camp, we ALWAYS give credit to Gadget for its success. SHE made it what it is today. We are all better people because of HER!

    Domineque Westall
  12. We are so very sorry for your loss. Gadget was such a wonderful person, full of love and joy. We have such wonderful memories of Gadget, her daughters, and Camp Happy. We still have our special Gadget Gold Hat Swap. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Rest in peace our Girl Scout sister.

    Bethanie and Samantha Miller
  13. Jean was one of those vivacious few capable of bringing out a smile in everyone around her. She”ll be missed. My condolence to her Bob and the rest of her family.

    Susan Bell
  14. Jacob, Laura and Joy Campbell,

    I really wish I could be there this Friday but circumstances here will not allow it. My Mom has cancer and has recently moved in with us and needs constant care so I cannot leave her. Just know that my heart will be with all of you on Friday.

    Your Mom was definitely a one of a kind. Where do I start? Well, I guess with Lindsey. Lindsey would not be the independent person she is without your Mom’s help. She was a brilliant teacher and touched so many lives. She also made me a better person along the way. She was very clever in roping me into being her co Girl Scout leader and thank God she did. Because of that I have so many special memories. Camping for the first time in my entire life for one. I’ll never forget that night. We were laying on our cots and noticed the top of tent looked like it was moving. We turned on our flashlights and found a bazillion daddy long legs crawling in bunches all over the ceiling. I don’t think either one of us slept all night. Then there is the time I sat by the fire all day and melted my shoe. Or making taco pile up, which we had here last Sunday for lunch. Then there was the time we released all those ladybugs (look closely at the flowers I sent there should be a ladybug or two). One lady bug is cute but thousands were kind of creepy. And every time I have apple juice, I think about our camping trips. There are too many special moments, I could go on forever.

    This world will not be as bright without Jean here. I loved her and will miss her dearly. She raised two beautiful young ladies and a strong brave son and you should be proud of yourselves. I know she was proud of you.


    Susan Faul

    Susan Faul
  15. Jean was a special person. I had the pleasure of having Her and Bob in my ballroom dance class for a long time. She made us laugh and always cheered when one of her fellow students got it right! My sympathy to Bob and the the family in this sad time. She was truly a joy to be around.

    Kelly Felix
  16. I so agree with Susan Faul who said that Jean was one of a kind. Sweet, funny, bubbly, helpful, loving, giving, and irreverent! Harry and I are so sad… and our hearts go out to you Bob and all the family.

    Dena Sokolow
  17. See you again someday Sister. Love you.

    Craig and Woody

    Craig and Woody
  18. Jean inspired and encouraged so many people and I am blessed to be one of those who have had the chance to orbit in her circle. My last and most precious memories of Jean was when she was calling out the runner’s names as they crossed the finish line at the Kemah Toughest 10K. Jean was making the moment so important for those who were the last to come in. I can hear a chorus in Heaven saying, “Way to go Jean. You are awesome”

    Terry Frank
  19. Bob, my sincerest condolences to you and your family. We will all miss Jean’s infectious cheerfulness, especially when helping us push through a warm Seabrook Lucky Trail Marathon or Half Marathon. Thank you Jean. Now rest in peace. Regards, Anna M. Rodriguez, Houston, TX

    Anna M. Rodriguez
  20. Jaime and I are truly heartbroken about the loss of Jean. You and Jean have always been such great neighbors, your kindness and thoughtfulness and repeatedly helping with our animals while we were away has been greatly appreciated. It has always been a comfort to know that a friend and neighbor were nearby in the time of need. Please know that Jaime and I are here for you and your family with whatever you may need help with. Do not hesitate to call us. And Jean will be greatly missed. May God bless you and your family, today and always.
    Sincerely Jaime and Maria Guerra

    Jaime and Maria Guerrs
  21. Hey Bob, I just wanted to let you know that you and your entire family are in my prayers during this most difficult time. Hold on to God’s unchanging hand. I pray that the lord will keep you and yours close to his bosom. I know that he will bring you through these trying times. I’m here for you as well if you need to talk or whatever it may be……… please know that I am here for you my friend.

    L.J. Jones
  22. Joy and I are saddened and stunned to learn of Jean’s passing. Jean was always so “full of Life.” I’ll never forget the first night Jean and Bob came into our dance group class. Jean was “excited”; is an understatement. We had to encourage her to slow down with the rest of us. I enjoyed her as a dancer, she had a great heart for it, and her love for life and the natural things of goodness shown through. I hope someday, in that place over the hill top to see Jean dancing, and of course that impishly wonderful smile. God Bless us all, until that someday.

    Our sincere sympathy goes out to all those she leaves behind.
    Daniel C. and Joy Grise

    Dan N Joy Grise
  23. I was shocked and saddened when I heard the news about Gadget. It is because of her that I continue to volunteer my time to Camp Happy every year. She was so gracious to me my first year volunteering at Camp Happy she even gave me my camp name! She was the heart and soul of that camp and she always will be the reason for its success. She taught us all to look beyond ourselves and give back to the girls. I am a better person for having known her. God bless you Jean I know you will be sorely missed by so many.

    Barbara Matthys
  24. God bless Gadget to you and yours…so sorry to hear of a fantastic woman leaving us. Y’all are in out hearts and prayers!

    Cheryl O'Rourke alias "Patches"
  25. I will miss you aunt jean

    Tanner clark

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