Most of us hope to leave something for our heirs or our friends, but imagine leaving a park for an entire community! This is what has recently taken place in Los Olivos when the small corner lot adjacent to the flag pole was named “Lavinia Campbell Park” in honor of Lavinia Campbell.
In 1928, Lavinia married Roy Allen Campbell (1905 – 1971) in Huntington Beach. Roy was the tenth of eleven children born to Lillie Dell Hoyt and stage driver Lige Rueben Campbell; Lige came to the Santa Ynez Valley in 1899. For much of their married lives, Roy and Lavinia lived in Long Beach, California, where Roy worked in the oil fields. They had two children Barbara Ramella and Roy A. “Tony” Campbell.