Dagne Porietis Camp, age 78, passed away on February 24, 2016 in Hurricane, Utah. She was born in Riga, Latvia on August 16, 1937 to Teodors Janis and Emma Porietis.
In 1954, Dagne emigrated with her family to the United States. She was educated in the Minneapolis area and received her Master’s Degree in Education. Dagne was a Special Education Teacher for children with disabilities.
Dagne met her husband, Louis Camp, in Washington D.C. Prior to their marriage they exchanged letters daily for 2 years until Dagne eventually ran out of ink and they decided to marry. They were married in Minneapolis on October 5, 1963.
Dagne and Louis loved to travel extensively. Dagne never met a stranger and could engage in conversation easily. She loved to gamble, was an avid reader and animal lover.
She is survived by her husband, Louis Camp of Hurricane, UT, her beloved cat (Mimi) and a sister, Aina Rozenbergs of Minneapolis. She is preceded in death by her parents and a twin sister, Rita Kalnins.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah.
A Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Spilsbury Hurricane Valley Mortuary, 25 N. 2000 W., Hurricane, UT. Celebration of Life to follow the service at The Sky Mountain Clubhouse. Friends may pay their respects to the family prior to the Services from 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Graveside services will take place at a later date in Minnesota.