Our sweet mom, DiAnne Fry Campbell was born May 7,1938 in Ogden, Utah and passed away there on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at Intermountain McKay Dee Hospital at the age of 82, after a short illness.
Her earliest years were spent in Layton among great friends, and she proudly considered herself an alumni of both Davis, and after moving, Morgan High School. She was more than happy to sing and cheer either school song upon request. It was in Morgan that she met and married her eternal companion Glen Tucker Campbell on September 28, 1956.
They raised their family in Bountiful where their lives were filled with good friends and neighbors. In fact, neither of them ever met anyone casually who didn’t become a lasting friend. She served faithfully in many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but especially loved teaching and mentoring the youth. Our home was always filled with people, fun, and food. After moving to South Weber 20 years ago, they kept all the old friends, and just made a whole bunch of new ones.
Mom loved traveling and never turned down an opportunity for a road trip just about anywhere. She enjoyed sharing vacations with family and treasured friends, and as the best grandparents in the world, took their “grands” on annual trips with all their cousins, developing loving and lasting relationships between them. She was a constant cheerleader for softball, soccer, theatre, and recitals for three generations of family members.
She took up painting after retiring and enjoyed classes both in Davis County and in St. George where they have a second home full of many family memories. Mom and dad served an honorable church mission in Riverside, CA where they made new lifelong friends. As the matriarch of all things “family” she has consistently worked at keeping extended relatives in touch with each other. Both she and dad have taught us the value of hard work and service as they are the first to jump in and help when needed. They have been constantly active in their 80’s which has made the past 3 months as mom’s illness progressed even more heartbreaking.
Mom leaves behind those who meant the most to her. Her husband of 64 years (Glen), children, Teri (Tom) Cowan, Jeffrey (Karen) Campbell, Craig (Denise) Campbell, and Paige Deem. 11 grandchildren who adore her, 9 great grandchildren, her big sister Nadine Spencer and her baby sister, Susan Shifflett, beloved nieces and nephews, along with a large extended family.
Awaiting her on the other side are her father, her mother, who passed when mom was only 13, and three big brothers who she has desperately missed, but who can surely count on her continued work on their characters upon her arrival. Many other loving family members will welcome her with open arms as well.
A special thanks to the nurses who cared for our mom and to all those who have supported our sweet dad and our entire family during this very difficult time. We are grateful for your love and support.
A viewing will be held on Saturday, August 22 from 10:30-Noon at Russon Brothers Mortuary at 1941 North Main St in Farmington, with a private graveside service at the South Morgan Cemetery immediately following. Social distancing and mask requirements will be observed at both.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Davis Arts Council in mom’s name where she and dad served as volunteers faithfully for 16 years. www.davisarts.org/donate