Luisa Campos

1933 – 2023

Luisa Campos, 90 years of age, passed away on Friday, July 7, 2023, in the comfort of her home in Santa Barbara, California. Luisa was born in 1933 in Acámbero, Guanajuato, Mexico, to the late Herón Sánchez and Soledad Moreno. 

As a young immigrant adult, Luisa traveled through Texas, including California specifically Brawley, El Centro and the Imperial Valley. Luisa finally settled in Santa Barbara California, where she met the love of her life, Eliseo Campos Sr.

Luisa married Eliseo Campos Sr., on February 26, 1960, and five children were born from their wedded bliss. 

Luisa was a lifelong supporter of education and worked or volunteered periodically throughout various Santa Barbara County Schools spanning several decades.  Her love for children led her to most recent work as a Playground Supervisor at Cleveland School until the age of 87. She touched the lives of thousands of students across many generations. 

Luisa enjoyed walking throughout Santa Barbara; going to yard sales; tending to the various birds she cared for through the years; feeding the blue jays on her porch; enjoying the abundant trees, flowers and plants in her garden and trips to Trader Joes. 

“MOM”, as her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren affectionately called her, was the best grandmother, great grandmother and it was her greatest joy. 

Luisa was preceded in death by her husband Eliseo Campos Sr. and her son Eliseo Campos Jr.

Luisa is survived by her four children, Angelina Campos, Juan Campos, Santiago Campos, and Jo (Campos) Randall; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. 

Services for Luisa Campos will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish located at 227 N. Nopal Street, Santa Barbara. The Rosary will be on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. and the Mass will be on Thursday, July 20, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. The graveside service will follow the mass at Santa Barbara Cemetery, located at 901 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Luisa to CALM at 


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