Bertha Campbell |

Bertha Campbell

Renowned Educator Bertha Campbell, 95, of Basalt died March 27 in Aspen.

Bertha’s career included multiple university professorships, directing New York state’s Bureau of Child Development, and various roles advocating early childhood education in the Roaring Fork Valley and around the world.

Born Bertha Dembowski in Rochester, N.Y., she was married to Boyd Campbell until his 1976 death. She’s survived by sons Bob Campbell of Glenwood Springs and Bill Campbell of Basalt, Bill’s wife Linda, and their children, Julie and Eddy.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Bertha Campbell Education Fund. More information is available at

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User