PLANO, Texas - Camille Zeringue Salins Klein, 59, died May 5, 2003, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, following a lengthy illness.
Born June 1, 1943, in Donaldsonville, La., daughter of Evelyn Amedee Zeringue and the late Leon J. Zeringue Sr., she attended Catholic schools in Donaldsonville and graduated from the Hotel Dieu School of Nursing in New Orleans, La. She was a registered nurse for 40 years, both in Louisiana and in Dallas. A talented seamstress skilled in needleworking, quilting and knitting, she was a founding member of the Newcomer Friends of Greater Plano and of its related quilting group. She served with the Stephen Ministry of Christ United Methodist Church in Plano. Over the years, Camille also held memberships in professional associations of the nursing field.
On April 19, 1973, she married Jeffrey R. Salins who preceded her in death in 1998.
She and James M. Klein of Plano were married June 19, 1999, and he survives of the home.
Survivors in addition to her husband and mother include: two daughters and sons-in-law, Monica Salins and Alphonse J. Gruntz III of St. Rose, La., and Nicole Salins and Eric C. Stumpf of Norco, La.; two stepdaughters and one stepson-in-law, Sarah Klein and Noah D. Masterson of Seguin and Ashley E. Klein of Tucson, Ariz.; one stepson Andrew C.M. Klein of Plano; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara Zeringue and Paul C. Brou, Elaine Zeringue and James E. Abadie Jr. and Karen Zeringue and Michael LeBlanc; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, J. Michael and Anita M. Zeringue and Leon J. and Sue Howard Zeringue Jr. Camille was a cherished grandmother, known as "Cammy" to her grandchildren: Alex J. Gruntz, Allysa N. Mauk, Cameron D. Mauk, Alexandra C. Stumpf, Savanna L. Stumpf, and Jacob R. Stumpf as well as by numerous nieces, nephews, and her godchildren. She is also survived by in-laws Mr. And Mrs. Elmer Sherman of Haines City, Fla., and Mr. and Mrs. Elze Graham of Sikeston, Mo.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Luis Pineiro and the fourth floor staff of Collins Hospital, Baylor Medical Center for the care and support given to Camille and her family.
A memorial service to celebrate Camille's life was conducted Wednesday at Christ United Methodist Church in Plano.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. Friday until time for a funeral Mass at noon at St. George Catholic Church in Baton Rouge, La.
Graveside services will follow at St. George Catholic Cemetery.
Camille will be alive in our hearts always, and we will forever treasure her memory.
Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home of Dallas is in charge of arrangements.