Melba Jean (Watson) Camp, 86, of Broken Bow passed from this life to her eternal rest March 21, 2020. She was born November 29, 1933 in Plainview, Tx to Claud and Opal Ruth (Clements) Watson. Jean grew up in the Broken Bow area and graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1951. Jean was a longtime, faithful member of the Church of Christ.
Jean moved to OKC after graduation and worked for a time before returning to Broken Bow and meeting her tall young country boy, Floyd Camp. They were united in marriage March 17, 1958, spending 58 loving years together. In the early years of their marriage, Jean and Floyd returned to OKC to work, Jean on special projects for the ODHS and Floyd at the OKC Stockyards. Saving their money, they returned to Broken Bow a few years later and bought a small farm in Broken Bow. It is there that they spent a lifetime making wonderful memories, farming, raising cattle, produce, and their four children.
Jean was truly a Proverbs 31 wife, mother, grandmother (Nanny), great-grandmother, friend and Christian example. She loved unconditionally, prayed often, and placed her husband and family above herself. Jean believed to have a good life meant loving God and being obedient to his will, loving each other, and being content. Her home was always well kept and inviting. She enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing, and helping Floyd do what needed to be done on the farm. Jean spent a great deal of time reading to, cooking for, and playing with her grandchildren, making each one feel important and special. At the end of the day, when her chores complete, she always took the time to sit with her family on the porch (summer) or by the fireplace (winter) to listen and visit. As the children grew up, Jean and Floyd contracted with Pilgrim’s Pride to provide eggs for hatching. Like everything she did, Jean found satisfaction in providing thousands of clean, well-graded eggs each week for the company. Jean’s meek and quiet spirit has left a lasting impression on her family and all those who knew her.
(Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. Prov. 31:10)
Jean is preceded by her parents, Floyd Camp (husband), John Camp (son), Adam Ebert (grandson), Mary Jo Brasher (sister), and several sisters in law and brothers in law, nieces, nephew, and cousins.
Those forever cherishing her memory are daughters and spouses: Kara Jean Camp (Kevin Moore) of Elmore City, OK, Melissa Harcrow (Mike), and Melinda Moyer (Tim) all of Broken Bow.
Grandchildren: Tyson Ebert, Kendra Hamilton, Amber Camp, Jonathan Camp, Amy Owens, Jenifer Camp, Sara Camp, Michayla Harcrow, Micah Harcrow, Jay Fuller, Ember Moyer, and Colt Moyer.
Great-grandchildren: Toby, Shay and Alexis Ebert, Landon and Rebel Hamilton, Teagan, Langston, and Harrison Owens, Glory Cape, Jayden Camp, Drake and Thea Jarvis, Reighlyn and Olivia Crawler, and Elijah and Sophia Adams; as well as, several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Special care givers: Thelma Kaniatobe, Stephanie McKinney, Carla Pruitt, Barbara Fogg, Sherry Hendon, Jessica Pruitt, Valerie Franklin, Caitlin Crosby, Betty McKinney, and the Broken Bow Nursing Home staff.
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