1926 ~ 2013|
Marjorie Jane Jones Campbell died peacefully after a brief illness on January 31, 2013, surrounded by her family.
Marjorie was born on November 6, 1926, in Salt Lake City to Walter Maughan Jones and Jane Adamson Leishman. She was blessed with five older brothers whom she adored. Marjorie attended East High School, graduating in 1944, and received a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Utah in 1949. She affiliated with the Chi Omega sorority at the University, and loved to spend afternoons riding her horse, Stony, along the foothills east of Salt Lake City. Following graduation, Marjorie worked as a reporter for the Deseret News.
Marjorie met her future husband, Lyle, while attending the University of Utah. Lyle was an engineering and business student who had completed his service in the Navy during World War II and was affiliated with the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Lyle joined the LDS church as a result of Marjorie's influence, and they were married in Salt Lake City on September 2, 1949.
During the ensuing years, Marjorie and Lyle had five sons and a daughter. Marjorie's life focused on her family. She was an attentive and untiring mother, even when it came to herding five small boys through the busy activities of their lives. Marjorie served as her ward Primary President, a member of the Stake Primary Presidency, and as PTA President during these years, and helped ensure that each of her five boys received his Eagle Scout award, served a mission, and married in the temple. Marjorie's only daughter, Elizabeth, was born with Downs Syndrome, and has been a treasure and inspiration to her family. Marjorie was a member of the Junior League of Salt Lake, the Assistance League, and Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. She loved interior design, and kept an immaculate house throughout her life. When her children were older, Marjorie found time to travel with Lyle in his business activities and to pursue her love of cooking at the Greenbrier School in Virginia.
Following Lyle's death in 2000, Marjorie's life was quieter, spending time with family, engaging in charitable activities, and reading. She was a loving grandmother to her 24 grandchildren and was thrilled with the arrival of her 10 great-grandchildren. The family is particularly grateful for the loving care provided to Marjorie by Marianne Waldrum, Lucy Beck, and Peggy Hill during more recent health challenges.
Marjorie is survived by her sons Scott Campbell (Susan), David Campbell (Stacey), Robert Campbell (Lisa), Patrick Campbell (Erin), and Paul Campbell (Debbie), by her daughter Elizabeth Campbell, and by her twin brother and best friend, Maurice D. Jones. She is beloved by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and will be remembered as a woman who gave her life completely to her family. We will miss her dearly.
Services will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2013, at the Salt Lake Cottonwood 11th Ward, 1830 East 6400 South, Murray, Utah. A visitation will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., with a funeral service at 12:00 noon. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please consider a donation to Primary Children's Medical Center.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Feb. 3 to Feb. 6, 2013