OSSINING, N.Y. -- Josephine (Jody) Peabody Campbell died Monday, April 11, at Cedar Manor Nursing Home in Ossining of natural causes after a long period of incapacitation following an auto accident in 2005.
Marks was born in New York City on Jan. 3, 1952, to Lionel Peabody Marks and Jane Ann Parker Marks. She married Douglas Campbell Jr. in 1980.
She is survived by her husband and their two sons, Douglas Hutchinson Campbell and Andrew Peabody Campbell, both of White Plains;, and her sisters, Jennifer Marks of Alexandria, Va., and Joan Southwell of Sierra Madre, Calif.
She grew up in Larchmon and graduated from the Rye Country Day School. She received a bachelor of arts degree from Purchase College and a certificate of landscape design from the New York Botanical Garden, in the Bronx.
Campbell ran her own landscape design business, Adventures in Landscaping, until the accident. She also served as chairperson of Historic Preservation of the New York State Public Affairs Committee for the Junior League, where she initiated and led the successful lobbying effort resulting in the Hudson River Greenway Bill of 1991. The bill provides for the local community planning of parks along the Hudson River to link up together into a string of trails from Battery Park City in New York City to Albany, New York.
Memorial Services will be held in the first week of June at St John's Episcopal Church, 4 W. Fountain Square in Larchmont.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The St. Stephen's Church Organ Fund. Donations should be sent c/o Charity Lunder to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church 50 Bedford Road, Armonk, New York 10504, or clearwater.org .