Judith S. Campbell, a retired commodity futures broker, died of multiple sclerosis Monday at her Parkton home. She was 61.
Judith Sheffield was born in Baltimore and raised in Rosedale. After graduating from Overlea High School in 1969, she earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from what is now Towson University.
While living in Denver, Mrs. Campbell became a licensed commodity futures broker. In the 1970s, she joined Campbell & Co. in Baltimore, which had been co-founded by her husband, Kevin B. Campbell, in 1972.
She was one of the first women in the country to be licensed as a commodity futures broker, Mr. Campbell said.
Mrs. Campbell retired in 1997.
Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1988, she began teaching as a holistic health care consultant and established Health Awareness, a nonprofit whose mission is to educate the public about holistic treatments, such as acupuncture and meditation, as a complement to conventional medical treatments.
In 1996, she was hired by St. Joseph Medical Center to establish the Center for Health Enhancement, one of the first hospital-based holistic wellness centers in the country.
She also founded two nonprofits, the Campbell Foundation for Children and SpiritWorks.
Mrs. Campbell's hobbies were horses and bird watching. She also was an avid reader and enjoyed listening to popular music.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lemmon Funeral Home, 10 W. Padonia Road, Timonium.
In addition to her husband of 32 years, Mrs. Campbell is survived by a son, Justin Campbell of St. Cloud, Minn.; a daughter, Alison Miller of Freeland; a stepdaughter, Andrea Proffitt of Sykesville; a brother, Richard Sheffield of Winchester, Va.; a sister, Deborah Keller of Ocean Pines; and a grandson. An earlier marriage ended in divorce.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun