Elizabeth Joanne 88 departed this Life November 2, 2019. Born January 28, 1931. Private Cremation. Arrangements by Joseph A. Scarano Pines Memorial Chapel 9000 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, Florida. Our thoughts and prayers goes out to the family.
Elizabeth Joanne Campbell (née Rickenbacker), 88, of Pembroke Pines Florida passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019 in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Elizabeth was born January 28, 1931 at her grandparents’ farm outside of Columbus, Ohio, to her loving parents Juanita Patton and Frederich Rickenbacker. She is preceded in death by Joseph Anthony Campbell, her husband of 66 years. Elizabeth was the loving mother of Carol Campbell Cabrera (Miguel), Joseph Campbell, Jr., the late Nancy Campbell Mittler (Ronald), and Marilyn Campbell. She was the cherished grandmother of Linda Spare Carter (Bill), Anne Cabrera, Michael Cabrera (Katy), Charles Cabrera (Theresa Kereazis), Caroline Cabrera (Philip Muller), Reese Carter, Will Carter and Ben Carter, and great grandmother of Gabriel Cabrera, Alexander Cabrera, Jacob Wright-Cabrera, Arlo Cabrera and Simone Cabrera. She was sister to the late Jonathan Rickenbacker and the late Virginia Rickenbacker Daugherty.
Elizabeth liked to say she was “born on a damn dairy farm.” In fact, she was born premature on her grandparents’ damn dairy farm, and kept warm in the bun warmer above the oven. When she married her husband Joseph at the age of 19, she found that her birth certificate read “Baby Girl Rickenbacker,” as the paperwork was filed before the family knew if she would live long enough for a name. She lived and was given a queen’s name, but she preferred to go by Jody. So that together, she and her husband were Joe and Jody, a matched set. Their love was one for the ages. Upon a foundation of mutual love and respect, they built a family. To her children, and around the neighborhood, Jody was known affectionately as “killer;” she was not to be trifled with. Her grandchildren knew a softer side of her; she was quick with affection and always gave four cookies—two for each hand. She loved to tell stories about her work as a registrar for Miami Dade Public Schools, and her travels around the Americas. She enjoyed tennis, scrabble, singing, playing piano, Friday night pizza, and hiking on Beech Mountain in North Carolina. She most loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church on Friday, November 8 at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements by Joseph A. Scarano Pines Memorial Chapel. Pembroke Pines Florida. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to WLRN.