Virginia “Ginger” Campbell


A Celebration of Life for 71-year old Virginia “Ginger” Campbell will held Wed, Dec 22 at the Holiday Inn Express in Chadron, NE, from 1:00 to 4:00. A time of sharing begins at 2:00.

All proceeds from any donations will go to your choice of 3 different organizations: The Chadron American Legion Post 12 Honor Guard, Dawes County Historical Museum, or Live Action (a Pro-Life Organization).

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Virginia “Ginger” Campbell was born March 13, 1950, to Sterling and Eula Redfern. She passed away Dec 5, 2021.

Ginger was welcomed at birth by her parents and her older sister, Barbara Jean. She grew up spending time outside with her animals and spent countless hours with her cousins who were as close to her as sisters. 

She met her future husband Stan in middle school, being the only girl in her class, and they dated through high school. 

After graduation, Ginger attended NCB in Rapid City, where she would become part of the Magnificent 7 – friends who would remain connected for the rest of their lives.

She and Stan finally married in 1973 and they enjoyed the first part of their marriage in Hawaii until Stan was stationed elsewhere. They settled in Chadron and welcomed their daughter, Jenifer, in 1976 and then a son, Russell, in 1978. 

They moved to Colorado for a few years when Stan obtained a job at Continental Airlines. The family enjoyed many trips and adventures together.

The family made their home in Chadron for the last time. Ginger worked at the Chadron Record as a graphic designer for several years and after retiring enjoyed working from home as editor of the Dawes County Museum’s Golden Age Courier.

Ginger was a believer in Jesus Christ and took comfort in her faith throughout her life. 

All those who came into contact with her were beneficiaries of the creativity and love she put into whatever she did.

She loved baking angel food cakes with fluffy frosting, a specialty of hers, for her family. She was also known for her potato salad, grape jelly, butterhorns, homemade candy and pies, most recipes having been passed down from her mom. 

Away from cooking, Ginger enjoyed quilting, making pillows, patching, fixing, and altering numerous things for kids and grandkids. She also loved making jewelry and thinking up creative projects to do with her endless supply of denim.

Ginger was preceded in death by her parents, Sterling and Eula, and older brother Donnie. 

She is survived by her husband Stan, daughter Jenifer (Tim) Tidyman, son Russell (Gina) Campbell, 2 grandsons, 8 granddaughters, and 1 great-grandson.

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements for Ginger Campbell