In Loving Memory of Elizabeth F. Camp

July 31, 1922
Jamesburg, NJ
February 22, 2019
Stratford, CT
Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824

Service

Black Rock Church

Memorial Service

3685 Black Rock Tpke,
Fairfield,
CT 06825

Saturday, March 2, 2019 10:00 a.m.

Cemetery

Family Gathering

Charity

Gideons International

P.O. Box 140800,
Nashville,
TN 37214-0800



Elizabeth F. Camp

Elizabeth F. Camp, age 96, beloved wife of the late Lawrence Camp, went to be with her Lord Friday, February 22, 2019. Lovingly known as Betty, she was born in Jamesburg, NJ, the daughter of the late William and Mabel Firestine. Betty graduated from St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in New York City and served in U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II. She was employed by Bridgeport Hospital, Van Doren Nursing Home and 3030 Park Health Center. Betty was an active member of Black Rock Church for 56 years where she started an organization called Sew and Sews which made quilts for the Cambodian families coming to this country and later made quilts for the church missionaries. She also knitted over 500 baby sweaters. At Black Rock Church, Betty served as a Sunday school teacher, Girl’s Guild member, sang n the church choir, was a Pioneer Girls leader for 40 years and a faithful member of the Young at Heart Senior Group. She was very active in the Professional Nurses League of Fairfield, the Red Cross blood bank, served on the Board of Directors for Pivot Ministries, and a member of the Gideon’s Auxiliary. Betty was a leader in the Bible Study Fellowship, the Christian Women’s Club, the New England Congress and taught Women’s Bible Study for 36 years. Deeply devoted to missionary work, she cooked for 12 Missionary Work Trips in the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Guadeloupe, Mexico, Jamaica, Guatemala, Niger and Vienna. Predeceased by her two sons, Peter Camp and William Camp, she will be deeply missed by her children: Betsy and Tom Skirzyniski, Judy and Steve Marsh, Gail and Duncan Brown and Douglas and Sue Camp; 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a niece Laurie Waugh.She was predeceased by a young brother, William Firestine and a sister, Jane DeGroat. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Black Rock Church, 3685 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield. In lieu of flowers friends may consider a donation in Betty’s memory to Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit www.SpearFuneralHome.com

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  1. Mrs. Camp, (I was never able to call her anything else, because she was like a second mother to me), was a very special lady and mother. She always opened her home to all of us when we were teenagers. She often invited us for dinner at the spur of the moment always the gracious host. My husband was best friends with her oldest son Peter. They would often take part in crazy shenanigans and would occasionally get found out. Mrs. Camp would never get upset and would laugh at what they thought they would get away with! She was an amazing lady who I loved like a mother. I am happy to know that she is now back together with her husband and two sons and what a great reunion it must be for them all to be together again. My sincerest thoughts and prayers are with the family as you grieve this loss yet know that you will all be together once again in the future.

  2. Such missed feelings because will miss her, but her time now to be with the Lord. She was like a second mother to me for 46 years. Betsy, her daughter, is my best dearest friend for the 46 years. We met in nursing school. Many trips to CT and womens confetences… such wonderful memories. Rest in peace… you were a good servant for the Lord… well done, well done.