Havana, Fla., farrier Kaitlyn Benner Campbell passed away from injuries suffered in a car crash. She was 37.
Campbell was a member of the International Association of Professional Farriers and the American Farrier’s Association.
“She has always been very gracious for the time spent and went out of her way to make sure I felt appreciated,” wrote Sydney McAtee, who has organized a fundraiser for Campbell’s young family. “She was marketing and getting a great reputation in Tallahassee and surrounding areas and was always very hardworking. Her farrier career was expanding daily.”
Campbell placed a priority on continuing education by attending events such as the International Hoof-Care Summit and the AFA Convention.
“I met Kaitlyn last year at the International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati,” says Dave Farley, a Wellington, Fla., farrier who mentored Campbell. “Soon after, she visited us, stayed at our home and spent time shoeing. She was so determined to learn as much as possible and reach her goal of becoming a successful farrier.”
Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 15 at Bevis Funeral Home, 200 John Knox Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32303. A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 16 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 4665 Thomasville Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32309. A reception will follow at noon in the Community Center at Good Shepherd.
Campbell is survived by her husband Nicholas and two young children. A fundraiser has been started on Go Fund Me to assist with medical expenses.