A graveside service will be held at Greenlawn Southwest, 3700 River Blvd., Bakersfield on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the First Assembly of God, 4901 California Ave. in Bakersfield on Saturday, March 3 at 3 p.m.
Mary Ann Canada was born in Healdton, Oklahoma on March 10, 1931.
She passed to her eternal reward on Saturday February 25, 2012 at the
Heart Hospital in Bakersfield, California. She was born to Graley (Bob) and
Florence Jane Canada. Two years later her family made to move to
Mary Ann went from elementary school through High School in Lindsay.
She graduated from Lindsay High School in 1949. She attended Southern
California Bible College, now Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California.
Mary Ann married Norman Campbell August 2, 1952 in Lindsay, Ca. They
moved to Eugene, Oregon after the honeymoon. While living in Eugene,
Mary Ann became the director of Eugene’s Christian Kindergarten.
Mary Ann and Norm moved to Redwood City, California in 1954. She went
to work for Johnson & Johnson. She became the head of her department
in Menlo Park, California. They later moved to Bakersfield, California in
1955. She worked for Mobile Home Corporation, a construction company.
In 1958, Mary Ann attended the Presbyterian Language School in San
Jose, Costa Rica and became fluent in Spanish. In 1959 they moved to
Bogota, Colombia. She became the Assistant Director of the Colombian
Bible Institute. While in Bogota, she started numerous Boys & Girls
In 1963, Norm & Mary Ann moved to Mar Del Plata, Argentina. She also
lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She taught classes on the Gospels at the
River Platte Institute, in Buenos Aires. Today, some of her former students
pastor churches of five, ten, and twenty thousand members. She served
on the national Women’s Ministries board. Mary Ann served as the
secretary for the International Correspondence Institute for Argentina.
In 1975, Norm and Mary Ann moved to El Centro, California to pastor at
First Assembly, in 1979 at Tulare, California at Bethel Assembly of God and
Taft, California in 1983 to pastor at First Assembly of God. During her time
in Taft, Mary Anne worked for Judy Miller Bookkeeping.
In 1988, they returned to Latin America and lived in Quito, Ecuador for 8
years from 1988-1996. She traveled through out Latin America where she
helped to influence the lives of couples, wives and children. She then
returned to her beloved Bakersfield in 1996, where they attend First
Assembly of God.
She is survived by: her husband, of fifty-nine years, Norman Charles
Campbell of Bakersfield, California.
Three sons and one daughter: Dan & Janell of Laguna Hills, California; Jeff
& Kathleen of Hacienda Heights, California; Kathryn & Eric Cooper of Taft,
California; John & Rina of Fresno, California.
Eight Grandchildren: Andrew, Scott, Jared, Elizabeth, Michael, Faith, Rex,
Three Great Grandchildren: Hannah, Luke, & Soraya.
Two Sisters: Eve Lee Mainord & Dolores Moneymaker of Porterville.
Four Nephews: Jerry Mainord, Michael Moneymaker, David Moneymaker,
and Tom Moneymaker.
Schedule of services:
Graveside Service - Greenlawn Southwest, 2739 Panama Ln., Bakersfield,
Friday, March 2, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. Viewing at 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Memorial Service - First Assembly of God, 4901 California Ave.,
Bakersfield, Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.
In Lieu of flowers - Please donate to the Wycliffe Bible Translators, P.O.
Box 628200, Orlando, FL 32862-8200: For Andrew Campbell