Camille A. Brown (née Baldwin) passed peacefully on May 22, 2023, at the age of 86.
She was born in Milwaukee on December 16, 1936 to John Edward Baldwin and Geneva Williams Baldwin.
Her 34-year career at MPS began with teaching. After earning a Master’s in Secondary Education from Cardinal Stritch College and entering a doctoral program at UW-Milwaukee, she served in Assistant Principal and Principal positions before taking administrator roles as Director, Alternative and Vocational Education, and Director, School System and Personnel Needs.
Stylish and energetic, she was often spotted running briskly (and with considerable agility) down school hallways wearing St. John’s knit suits and coordinating heels. Aside from keeping up with kids, she played tennis, rollerskated at Johnson’s Park, and always phoned her family before leaving the office to inform them of Kopp's frozen custard flavor of the day.
After retiring in 1994, she watched professional tennis matches at Indian Wells, traveled the world with family and friends, sang in the church choir, stayed active in the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, and made delicious bialys from scratch.
In 2003, she relocated to a house in Henderson with a tree-shaded backyard. Feral cats seeking shelter from the desert heat quickly grew enamored of the upbeat lady who spoke kindly to them and always had treats to share. She spayed, neutered, and rehomed the entire colony, save for a handful of cats that chose to live out their remaining years under her loving watch (the last survivor is nineteen and thriving).
She is survived by daughters Tracey Davis (Buford) and Karen Brown, sister Nancy Simmons, one grandchild, and many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She will be laid to rest on Saturday, June 3rd, at Arlington Park Cemetery, 4141 S. 27th Street, Greenfield, WI 53221, at 10am. A Henderson-based memorial service is pending.