Priscilla K. Cameron, nee Kivlin, age 82, of Canton, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, March 26th, 2023. She was born on February 18th, 1941, in San Antonio, Texas to John Donnelly and Minnie (Saur) Kivlin. She graduated from New Braunfels High School in New Braunfels, Texas in 1959.
After high school she became a stewardess with Eastern Airlines. She met and married an Eastern Airlines flight engineer, Richard F. Cameron, in New York City in 1962 and they were married for 57 years until his death in 2019.
Priscilla also learned drafting and bookkeeping after high school and earned a real estate license in Colorado in 1983. She was active in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) with her sons and the Girl Scouts of America (GSA) with her daughter. Even though the BSA didn’t officially allow female leaders until 1988, Priscilla became an assistant scoutmaster in about 1975. She volunteered extensively for various organizations including the Accra Women’s Club in Accra, Ghana, West Africa, the BSA in Florida and Colorado, the GSA in Colorado, the Longmont Newcomers Club, the Longmont Symphony Guild, the Longmont United Hospital Auxiliary, and the Mountain Mades craft group in Longmont, Colorado. She served as treasurer, vice president, and/or president in most of those organizations. In the Mountain Mades craft group, she crocheted more than one hundred yarn caps for newborn babies at Longmont United Hospital. She later volunteered and served as president of the Chandler Regional Hospital Auxiliary in Chandler, Arizona. She served several years as an election poll worker wherever she lived. If she wasn’t sacrificing blood, sweat, and tears in all of her volunteerism, she was literally donating gallons and gallons of blood as a life-long blood donor.
Priscilla and Richard travelled extensively and even lived full-time in motor homes for 7 years. She was a traveler, scuba diver, golfer, and pool player. She loved her home state of Texas and her adopted home state of Colorado. During her life she lived in 8 states and 2 countries. She traveled to all 50 states, 36 countries, and 6 continents.
Priscilla is survived by sons Glenn and David, daughter Virginia (McCormick), sisters Kathleen (Montague) and Penelope (Rhoads), brothers Michael and William, 8 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by husband Richard, parents John and Minnie, and son Donald.
Private family service to be held on Friday, March 31st at the Canton Regency. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Alzheimer's Association, the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, or the BrightFocus Foundation.
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