Bertha Campbell

The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO, Colorado

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


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