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Mary Anne Baldwin Campbell

Mary Anne Baldwin Campbell

IRVINGTON—Mary Anne Baldwin Campbell of Irvington passed away peacefully on November 3, 2023, at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury.

Mary Anne was born on February 8, 1935, in Richmond to Dewitt and Helen Baldwin of Mechanicsville. She was the youngest daughter of six children.

Mary Anne is survived by her brother, Hudnall Baldwin and wife, Gerry; five children and their spouses, Huntley and Mayte Campbell, Spencer and Laura Campbell, Latane and Betsy Campbell, Anna Page Campbell, and Morag and Kevin Rosa; 10 grandchildren, Griffin Campbell, Ian Campbell, Cole Campbell, Huntley Rosa, Caroline Campbell, Elizabeth Rosa, Graydon Campbell, Landon Campbell, Colin Campbell and Nicolas Campbell; three step-grandchildren, Emma Griffith, Ashley Griffith and Jimena De La Torre; and countless nieces, nephews, cousins and their children within the Baldwin and Campbell families.

She lived a beautiful 88 years that was a testament to fortitude and grace throughout all circumstances. Growing up she adored country life at the family farm on Atlee Road, where extended family and friends gathered. Her parents afforded her a happy childhood filled with adventure and hard work. Her world revolved around her horses. Summers during her teenage years were spent in Waterview, at the family cottage on the Rappahannock overflowing with visitors enjoying the treasures of river life.

She graduated from John Marshall High School in 1952 and attended Mary Washington College before marrying William Wallace Campbell of Hanover in 1955. Mary Anne cherished the extended Campbell family for the remainder of her life.

In 1970, she moved to Irvington with her five young children. She purchased and restored The Oliver House on “The Lane”, which became the focal point of her family’s life. Through the mentorship of Mr. Jim Carter, she became a successful realtor; a career she adored. She ran the Irvington office for Jim & Pat Carter Real Estate for nearly 38 years. She believed passionately there was no finer place to live than the Northern Neck. She delighted in sharing this community with the many friends she made through her years as a realtor. 

Mary Anne was a gracious, Southern lady, full of love, kindness and wisdom. She enjoyed her time sailing and relished summer regattas as a member of the Rappahannock River Yacht Club. She was a wonderful cook and consummate dinner hostess. She loved gardening. Her home was an ever-inviting harbor of great meals and hospitality for children and adults alike. Her Christmas Eve parties were legendary. She was a devoted resident of the Town of Irvington and started the tradition of the U.S. Air Force Heritage Band Concert during the July 4th celebrations.   

She was affectionately known to her family and grandchildren as “TaTa” or “Totsie.” Upon the loss of her cherished sister, Virginia Ladendorf, in 2011, she assumed the role of matriarch of the extended Baldwin family. She was a faithful mother, sister, aunt and cousin. She loved her family. 

To honor Mary Anne, in lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to Chesapeake Academy, P.O. Box 8, Irvington, VA 22480. Mary Anne’s children were alumnae of Chesapeake Academy where indelible friendships were made.

The family wants to express appreciation to the amazing team at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury and for the dedicated care of their mother during her short time in the Health Center.

A memorial service to celebrate Mary Anne’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 11, at Historic Christ Church in Weems, with a reception to follow. Note: Historic Christ Church is not heated. Please dress accordingly.

Rappahannock Record Staff
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