Camille Catterton Odom
Departed in Melbourne, Florida on August 24, 2018
Camille Catterton Odom died on August 24, 2018, after a brief illness. Born in Melbourne on November 23, 1954, Cam graduated from Melbourne High School in 1972 and attended business school in Jacksonville before joining Harris Semiconductor, where she worked in Human Resources for some 30 years before retiring. It was also at Harris that she met Ray Odom, whom she married on October 16, 1982. Ray and Cam, Ray-D-O and Camio, shared many great years together before his untimely passing in 2009.
She made friends as easily as she laughed (and she laughed a lot). She loved music and playing in the Mel Hi Band, and later in the Melbourne Municipal Band, which was directed by her father. And more than music, she loved clothes, and more than clothes, she loved jewelry. But more than all of that, more than the sun and the moon and the stars, she loved her JJ — her daughter, Jennifer, who was the light of her life and who cared for her right until the end in every imaginable way that a child can care for a parent.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ray Odom, and her parents, A. V. “Chick” Catterton and Claudia Catterton. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Odom (Max); stepson, Brian Odom; brother, Van Catterton (Jody); sister, Candace Nile (Thomas); niece, Melissa Martin (Ben); Ray’s mother, Ethel Odom, and his family in Central Florida; and more good, special friends than any normal person might expect to have in ten lifetimes. There wasn’t nobody like our Camio.
The funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 30th, at 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 110 E. New Haven Avenue, Melbourne, followed by a brief graveside service at the Melbourne Cemetery. Donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation. The family is being served by Brownlie Maxwell Funeral Home.