Ruth Ellen Campbell, age 82, of Greeley, CO, passed away on Aug. 31, 2017, in Greeley, CO. She was born to Earl and Grace (Snyder) Pentecost on Jan. 2, 1935, in El Dorado Springs.

Ruth Ellen was a true artist and sold her work at art festivals. She also gifted many friends and family members with her paintings.

She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church and shared her faith through service and many acts of charity.

She loved her family and enjoyed her role as wife, mother, and especially “Granny.”

Ruth Ellen is survived by her husband, Oren; children – Deborah Campbell, David (Marry Lou) Campbell, and Rebekah Campbell-Green; grandchildren – Melissa, Shawn (Mary), Adriana (Nate), Ian and Taylor; four great-grandchildren; and brother, John Pentecost.

Ruth Ellen was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings – Ellis, Harry, Barbara and Grace.

The family of Ruth Ellen is bringing her home to rest in El Dorado Springs where she was born and raised. A memorial service for Ruth Ellen will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, in the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery. The family will host a luncheon and reception in the El Dorado Springs Civic Center, 135 W. Spring St., at noon, following the memorial service. Family and friends of Ruth Ellen are invited to both the memorial and the reception. Oren and the children are looking forward to sharing the stories of her life with those who knew her.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.

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