Deborah Ann Campbell

Deborah Ann (Edgar) Campbell, 67, Rapid City, S.D. passed away Thursday, February 25, 2021.

Deborah was born in Fort Scott, Kan. on September 21, 1953 to Marion and Rose (Payne) Edgar.

Deb worked for the United States Postal Service for 24 years retiring on March 31, 2005. After retirement, she made the move to Martin to be closer to her kids and grandchildren. During her time in Martin, Deb home schooled Brandon and Cassandra which included many fishing trips, book reports and outdoor adventures. She also spent time working with the Kool Kids Club at the Bennett County Grade School in Martin.

She was known to have some of the best Halloween and New Year’s Eve parties for her grandchildren. Each one of the grandchildren had such a special place in her heart during their individual adventures to Disneyland. She had many fond memories of Charley’s princess lunch and losing her Gameboy.

In 2011, Deb moved to Rapid City, after extensive research on the area, to enjoy retirement since her kids and grandchildren did not need her on a daily basis “as much.” On October 31, 2014, Deb welcomed her first great-grandchild, Landon earning her the name, “Nana.” Then on April 24, 2016 arrived her second great-grandchild, Noah. With two great-grandchildren, Deb spent most of her time on adventures with them. On March 3, 2018, Deb was blessed with her first great-granddaughter, Avery.

In Deb’s spare time after parenting, grandparenting and great-grand adventuring she spent her time overtaking some fear of heights by doing a hot air balloon ride in 2018. Deb was a member of Canyon Lake Activity Center where she enjoyed playing cribbage, whisk, pickleball, the buffalo round up in 2019, and volunteering at the bake sales, community store and the annual rummage sale.

Deb loved her two companion dogs, Jette and Baby.

Deb was a loving and devoted mother of Manuel Blanco, Martin, and Roseshell (James “Tony”) Ward, Martin; she was a grandmother “Gma” to Cassandra Ward, Martin, Brandon Blanco, Rapid City, Charlotte (Charley) Ward, Martin, and any extra children these three brought home; great-grandmother “Nana” to Landon, Noah, and Avery; two stepgrandchildren, Jason Kirkie, Spearfish, and Kelly (Trombla) Harvey, Council Bluffs, Iowa; sisters: Alice, Linda, Ruth; and brother, Charlie (Carolyn).

She was preceded in death by her parents, Marion and Rose Edgar; and brother, Jerry.

Remembrance and visitation will be held on Sunday, March 7, 2021 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Kirk Funeral Home in Rapid City, S.D.

 Family and friends may sign Deb’s online guestbook at

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