On October 23rd, Riverside County Superior Court Judge, Victoria Cameron died peacefully after a 16 year battle with ovarian cancer. Her family was by her side.
Victoria was born in Washington D.C. where her father, Vic Daumit was a well known dancer. Her mother Betty was also a dance teacher who eventually became a stay-at-home mother. Victoria had two sisters, and a brother. The family remained in the D.C./Maryland area throughout her childhood. In 1993, Victoria and her husband, Dr. Ronald Cameron moved to Palm Desert, CA.
Once settled, Victoria began attending California Western School of Law in San Diego. She completed the three year course in only two years. Soon after, Victoria was hired as prosecutor, first for the County of San Bernardino, then for Riverside County. Victoria excelled as a prosecutor, receiving numerous awards and accolades. In 2007, she was named Felony Prosecutor of the Year. Her assignments included sexual assault and child abuse, homicides, gangs and death penalty cases.
In 2010, her ultimate goal was reached when Governor Schwarzenegger appointed Victoria a Superior Court Judge. Judge Cameron served the people of Riverside County in the Indio Courts presiding over criminal cases until very recently.
Judge Cameron was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Ronald Cameron. She is survived by her children Robert Cameron and Tara Elizabeth (Liz) Brandt; her grandchildren Jacqui, Nathan, Ella, Isley and Marcus and her siblings, Kathy Babbis, Barry Daumit and Denise Puricelli.
A memorial service will be held in her memory on November 17th at 11:00am at St. Garabed Armenian Apostolic Church of the Desert at 38905 Monterey Ave. Rancho Mirage, CA 92270.
Victoria had requested that attendees not wear mourning attire. This will be a "celebration of life”.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital (stjude.org/give).