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MURIEL L. CAMPBELL Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home Muriel (Leavitt) Campbell was born September 27, 1932, in Bunkerville, Nevada, to Randy and Emma "Ilene" (Chamberlain) Leavitt, and died August 18, 2016, in Kennewick, WA. Muriel was the middle child of five children. She attended elementary school in Mesquite, Nevada, before the family moved to Meridian, Idaho, when she was 11 years old. She graduated from Meridian High School in 1950, and attended one year at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She worked as a secretary for several companies before she married. Muriel met Reid D. Campbell through a mutual friend. After one date, and several months of corresponding by letter, they were married in the LDS Idaho Falls, ID, Temple for time and all eternity. They made their home in Kennewick, WA, where they raised seven children. Muriel was a loving wife and mother with many talents. She was an amazing cook, a very talented musician with an excellent singing voice, and did beautiful embroidery, needlework, and quilting. She was an avid reader, and would devour virtually any written word she could get her hands on. Muriel diligently served and fulfilled many church callings in the LDS Church. Many of her callings were in the music program, Primary, and Relief Society organizations. She served a Stake mission in the Meridian, ID, Stake. She and Reid served at the Seattle, WA, Temple, and the Columbia River, WA, Temple, and served two full-time missions; one at the Family History Center in Salt Lake City, UT, and another at the LDS Employment Center in Kennewick, WA. Muriel was preceded in death by: husband, Reid; parents, Randy and Ilene Leavitt; sister, Pauline (Neil) Leavitt; brother, Virgil (Norma) Leavitt; brother, Elson (Anna) Leavitt; and son-in-law, Kenneth W. McGuffey. Muriel is dearly loved, and will be sorely missed. She is survived by: sister, Janice (Gary) Rose; son, David (Linda) Campbell; daughter, JoAnn (Ted) Claybrook; daughter, Marcia (Juan) Garza; daughter, Joyce McGuffey; daughter, Gloria Campbell; daughter, Sharon (Randy) Perkes; daughter, Nancy (Brad) Ekstrom; 16 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016, at 1:00 pm, LDS Church on 45th and Olympia, Kennewick, WA. Viewing will be held on August 26, 2016, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, Kennewick, WA. Interment will be at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, Kennewick, WA. The family invites you to sign their online tribute wall at www.muellersfuneral
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Published in Tri-City Herald on Aug. 24, 2016