Johnnie D. Campbell Perry Vogt – August 23, 2011

Johnnie D. Campbell Perry Vogt, 90, of Amarillo passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2011.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at the First Christian Church with Regi Fowler officiating.  Private burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Military Rites will be by DAV Chapter 26.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Johnnie was born on April 21, 1921 in White Deer, Texas to Fred and Tuny Campbell.  She attended school at West Texas State Teachers College, now known as West Texas A&M University.  After teaching in El Paso, Texas, she enlisted and served in the Army from 1943 to 1945.  While stationed in Illinois, she was one of a group of eight trained as physical therapy aides for the Army, after which she assisted in an Army general hospital working with WWII wounded.
While living in Denver, Colorado in 1946, she taught a basic course in finance at Lowry Air Force Base.  When that assignment ended, she moved to San Bernardino, California to teach school.  She returned to Amarillo where she ran a nursery school out of her home.  She then became the director of the nursery and nursery school at Northwest Texas Hospital.
Her teaching career in Amarillo began in 1956 as a special education teacher.  Subsequently, she taught English at Dalhart Junior High School.  She returned to Amarillo and taught special education at Bowie Junior High School and then at Caprock High School where she taught life skills and preparation for entering the work force in special education classes.  She retired in 1981 and was a member of the Texas Retired Teachers Association and the Lambda Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary organization of women educators dedicated to educational excellence, altruism, and world understanding.
She was active in her church, First Christian Church of Amarillo, teaching Sunday school to both adult singles and couples for over 20 years.  She also sang with the Senior Happy Timers and was part of the bell choir.
She married Leo Vogt in November, 1985.  While living in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, the Vogts helps start an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity helping to build six houses there.
She is preceded in death by brothers, Melvin and Herbert Campbell, and sisters, Juanita Campbell Skelton, Mary Beth Campbell Gordon, Burnell Campbell Judkins and Helen Campbell.
She is survived by four daughters and their spouses/partners: Trudi Terry and Irene Dickerman of Ashburn, Virginia, Patti Marcoe and David Gyles of Fort Collins, Colorado, Sandy and Steve Williams of Amarillo, and Linda and Reggie Black of Fort Collins, Colorado; five granddaughters, Randi Mack and husband Kevin of Annandale, Virginia, Sandi Terry of Orange, Virginia, Jennifer Ehrhart of Amarillo, Erin Kujawa Black and husband Alan of Loveland, Colorado, and Sarah Williams of Amarillo; six great grandchildren, Riley and Campbell Kujawa Black of Loveland, Colorado, Tucker and Sydney Mack of Annandale, Virginia, and Lauren and Megan Ehrhart of Amarillo; a nephew, Joe Frank Skelton and wife Deanna of Bellvue, Colorado; nieces, Nancy Judkins and Peggy Gallagher, both of Fort Collins, Colorado, Anita Wyrick and husband Bill of Smithville, Virginia, and Mary Ann Benning and husband Carl of Dallas, Texas.
The family wishes to thank all those who gave Johnnie such loving care at the BSA Hospice in Amarillo and suggests memorials be made to BSA Hospice, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo Texas 79105, or Martha’s Home, 1204 West 18th Ave., Amarillo, Texas 79102, or to First Christian Church Children’s Ministry, 3001 Wolflin Ave., Amarillo, Texas 79109.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening at the funeral home.

0 Replies to “Johnnie D. Campbell Perry Vogt – August 23, 2011”

  1. Dear Family; Johnnie Dean was a woman that just caused me to smile by being in her presence. She seemed to radiate joy to others around her. I know that this time of sorrow is difficult and that she will be missed deeply. My prayers are with you as you celebrate her life and all the lives she touched.

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