Camille Louise Call-Garcia, our beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend, joyously journeyed to heaven on June 19, 2010. She knew her time on earth was ending soon and when that time came, she hung around just long enough for family and close friends to kiss her goodbye.
Camille was worn out from the epilepsy that ravaged her mind and body for the last four years of her life. Though she hesitated to leave Sam, and her two young boys, her vibrant spirit could just not stay any longer in a body that kept her from fully participating in life. Camille blessed the family of Richard DeYoung and Marilyn Tiller Call with her birth on October 3, 1978. She was born deaf and loved her life as part of the Deaf community. Her life was short but her accomplishments were amazing, she was never just ordinary. Camille did not tolerate being bored, she was curious about everything. Her hobbies included: camping and boating with her family, snow skiing, water skiing, rollerblading and scrap booking.
Camille had a great time growing up in both Riverton and Taylorsville. She had wonderful hearing friends who learned sign language in both neighborhoods. Her life long Deaf friends and their families were always precious to her. Camille graduated from Cottonwood High School with honors in 1996. She was included in Who’s Who of America’s High School Students all three years. She graduated from Utah State University in 2000. During her college years she served as Miss Deaf Utah. She attended the Miss Deaf America Pageant three times, first as a contestant and later as a chaperone. She next served an LDS mission to Portland, Oregon and loved the Deaf community there.
Her work life included teaching at the Missionary Training Center at BYU, mentoring families with deaf children and serving as an ASL instructor for Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind. She served in Relief Society presidencies and Young Women’s presidency for LDS Deaf Wards. Her crowning achievements; however, were her marriage to Samuel Garcia, Jr. in the Salt Lake Temple December 28, 2002, and giving life to two special sons, AJ (Alberto Jordan) Garcia (4) and Ashton Samuel Garcia (3). She will continue to love and guide them from above. Camille is survived by her husband and sons; parents; brother, Jason Richard (Jessica) Call; parents-in-law, Samuel Sr. and Gloria Garcia; sister-in-law, Edith (Jared) Twitchell; nieces: Kaya and Khayla Call, Regina Twitchell; nephews: Alex, Brayden, Hunter and Tanner Twitchell; grandmothers, Louise V. Tiller and Ann D. Call; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by her sister, Ashley Ann Call; grandfathers, Earl W. Tiller and Everett H. Call; and special aunt, LouAnn Call-Wilson, who are rejoicing in her arrival.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 24, 2010, 11:00 a.m. at the Salt LakeValley 2nd Ward, 6250 South 2200 West where viewings will be held Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 6-8 p.m. and Thursday at the church, 9:30-10:45 a.m. Interment, Elysian Burial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made for her dear children at any Zions Bank to the Camille Call-Garcia Donation Fund. Arrangements under the direction of McDougal Funeral Home.