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“Camille was a delight to be around ... always smiling. She always asked me to play piano for her at Harrison Senior Center. It seems like only...Read More »
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“What a great personality and conversationalist. She loved talking about the military and the Navy. Going to miss this neighbor ”
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“I met Camille several years ago when she attended the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing Centennial Celebration. I visited her...Read More »
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“I didn't know Camille, but I knew and loved her sister (and my teacher) Romalita. Both of these women had a deep love for our country and inspired...Read More »
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“To Camille's family and her dear friend Lisa: Camille was a loving and generous person, she had a passion for helping those less fortunate than...Read More »
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Camille Hale April 13, 1929 - July 8, 2013 Camille Hale of Waco passed away Monday, July 8, 2013 at her residence. Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 12, at Oakwood Cemetery with Pastor Jim Jarrell officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 11, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey. Camille was born April 13, 1929 in Birmingham, Alabama to Charles and Idalee Hale. She graduated from Muskogee Central High School in Muskogee, OK and from Baylor University in 1959. She received her Certificate of Geriatric Nurse Practitioner in 1974. She served U.S. Navy Medical Corps, 1951-1955 and was a Korean War Veteran. She retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs in 1989 and worked as an educator, Staff nurse and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner in Marlin and Temple Veterans Hospitals for 23 years. She was a member of Texas Nurses Association District #10, Baylor University Alumni Association, Henry Downs Chapter National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, and was director of Hillcrest Professional School of Nursing from 1960-1965. Dorothy was a member of Austin Avenue United Methodist Church of Waco. Even recently, Camille worked with the Meals On Wheels and dedicated most of her life helping others. She was loved by everyone who met her. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sisters, Romalita Hale, whom she cared for until her death at home, and Jeanne Presley. Camille is survived by her two nephews, Charles Presley and Kenneth Presley, Jr. and their families; and her beloved friend and adopted daughter, Lisa Necker. Memorials may be made to Waco Center for Youth, 3501 No. 19th, Waco 76708. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our "Memorial Guestbook" at www.WilkirsonHatchBailey.com.