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Allison Claire Campbell

02/01/84 - 09/22/02

Allison Campbell
 by Paul Logan, Albuquerque, NM Journal Staff Writer

Allison Campbell, formerly of Albuquerque, was trying to decide what to
do with her life after graduating from high school earlier in the summer,
her family said.

Campbell, of the New Orleans suburb of Metairie, La, ws considering
several careers, including acting.  But a tragedy on Sept. 22 ended that dreams of the popular girl.

A teenage girl stabbed Campbell in the chest with a knife while they
were fighting over a boyfriend on a Mississippi River levee, according to
the The Time-Picayune.

Campbell, 18, died at Ochsner Foundation Hospital on Sept. 22 and was buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery, one of the oldest cemeteries in New Orleans.

Her funeral service was held on Tuesday, Sept 24, 2002 at Tharpe -Sontheimer-Tharpe Funeral Home, Metairie.

More than 200 of Campbell's classmates were among those who attended the funeral service on Sept. 24, said her uncle, Rick Stoneking, of Tijeras.
"It was amazing," he said.

Born in New Orleans, Allison Claire Campbell, later came to Albuquerque and attended Petroglyph Elementary and LBJ Middle school, he said.

Campbell moved to Louisiana to live with her father about four years
ago, Stoneking said.  She graduated with honors from East Jefferson High.
"She was a doll" he said.  "She was absolutely beautiful. Very
gregarious. She filled a room.  She was very confident."

Stoneking said that his niece was also a "go-to person," meaning people sought her advice because of her language skills and her intuitiveness.  Campbell came from a family of talented artists, including her mother, Marcy Boucher Stairwalt of Albuquerque, Stoneking said.

Her father, Mike Campbell of New Orleans, is a director for a video production company, Stoneking said, so Allison came by her talent naturally.

Catherine Behre, 17, a senior at Grace High School in Metairie, was
charged with second-degree murder, according to the Times Picayune.
Other survivors include stepmother Patricia Campbell of New Orleans,
stepfather Bill Stairwalt of Albuquerque, sister Lindsay Campbell of Metairie; stepbrother Christian Silbernagel of New Orleans, and aunt
Dierdre Boucher Stoneking of Tijeras.  She is also survived by many loving cousins and her dear high school sweetheart, Christopher Bergeron.  Allison will be  profoundly missed by all who knew and loved her.  She promised before her passing that she would always be only a prayer away.

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