Life of Sandra Lee Campbell
(1949 – Living)
by James A. and Sandra L. Campbell
Sister of James Alan Campbell
Campbell Tree and Sheet #1
Hearin Tree and Sheet #2
Andrews Tree and Sheet #3
Mims Tree and Sheet #4
Sandra Lee Campbell was born in Tampa, Florida on February 12, 1949 where she spent her pre-school years. Her father, Julius Aldwin “Joe” Campbell, worked most often as a construction superintendent, and her mother, Irma Ledonia Andrews (Campbell), worked most often as a secretary. She had an older brother, James Alan, and two younger sisters, Jo Ann and Sharon Lynn. Her family moved to Colorado in 1952 where she spent her elementary school years. They first lived in Arvada for a few months then moved to Lookout Mountain west of Denver. They then moved to the Denver suburb of Lakewood where she attended Wadsworth Elementary School until 4th grade. In 1958, they moved to Frisco City, Alabama where her father owned a cabinet shop, and where her mother’s cousins, the Kilpatrick’s lived. After a few years there, the family moved to Huntsville, Alabama where her father worked for a construction company and her mother worked for Boing on the Apollo Moon Landing. She graduated from Lee High School in 1967. She graduated from University of Alabama in Huntsville in 1971 with a BS Degree in Biology. She attended 2 years of Graduate school there.
She married Phillip Cyrille Monfette in Huntsville on July 7, 1973. She met Phil at the University of Alabama. Phil joined the Air Force in 1971 while in Graduate school also and began pilot training flying the F-4 Fighter. They were married when Phil finished pilot training and the first assignment was Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. In 1978, Phil separated from the Air Force and they went into business for themselves as Mountain Stoveworks, then building several homes for resale. They built a home in the mountains near Cloudcroft in 1979. They had two girls, Marie Josephine Monfette born October 2, 1979 and Cheryl April Monfette born April 12, 1982. Sandy began working at the Cloudcroft Elementary School teaching Elementary Computers to students from Kindergarten through 6th grade from 1987 until 2008. Sandy retired from the school and they started a business selling water storage tanks and continue to operate that business now. After her father died in 1978, her mother moved to be with them in New Mexico where they built her an A-frame house nearby. Marie married David Eric Nix in 2003 and had three children, Kolby, Whitney, and Lucas. Cheryl married Matthew Spurgeon in 2006 and remarried Tomas Romero in 2011. Cheryl and Tomas had two girls, Brooklyn and Lily. Both girls live in Albuquerque, NM.
Irma passed away in 2005 and Sandra and Phil still live in the mountains of Cloudcroft.