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Camille (Nelson) Shade

Posted 2021-04-05 by mhenderson
Published in The Arizona Republic from Apr. 2 to Apr. 4, 2021 -
Phoenix, Arizona -

Camille (Nelson) Shade, age 82, passed away on March 26, 2021 with her
husband and 2 daughters by her side. She was born in Dallas, TX in
1938 to Joe Lacy Nelson and Nellie Era Nelson. She married Adin W.
Shade, on July 6, 1957. Camille and Adin lived the next 63 years
dedicated to raising their two daughters, Lynda and Lisa. Her daughter
Robin preceded her in death in 1961.

After Camille's father died in World War II, she and her mother moved
in with Camille's aunt Geneva and cousin Wanda. The four lived
together as a close-knit family. Camille was a graduate of the first
class at Camelback High School. She then married Adin at age 18. They
moved from the Phoenix/Scottsdale area to Safford, AZ in 1971 and
remained there for 13 years. They then returned back to the
Phoenix/Scottsdale/Mesa and Cave Creek areas later in life. In
addition to being a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Camille
worked for several businesses over the years including New York Life,
Air Research, Gila Valley Clinic, Banner (Good Samaritan) Hospital,
and other noted hospitals and physicians. Her final home was at
Heritage Assisted Living in Carefree, AZ.

Camille loved life and had a vast knowledge of many subjects. Her
personality shone in her love of books (especially history such as
WWII, crime stories, Royalty and ancient mysteries). She was keen in
her ability to "always know the answer". She always had great advice
for her children and grandchildren. Camille would persevere in just
about any situation and everyone who knew her loved her. We all loved
her smile, laugh, songs and stories. She had great beauty, both
physical and inner.

She is survived by her devoted and caring husband Adin; children Lynda
and Lisa (Bruce); grandchildren Andrew (Cori), Deborah (Brandon), and
Kaitlyn (Jordan); great-grandchildren Sean, Gabe, Lincoln, Shelby and
Ruelynn. She will be greatly missed by all.

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