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Betty Campbell

August 19, 1935 — July 14, 2023

Betty Campbell

Betty Lorraine Jackson Campbell was born on August 19, 1935 in Jacksonville, Illinois to Edward Jackson and Elizabeth Black Jackson. She graduated from Winchester High School, Illinois in 1953. She worked in Springfield, Illinois at the Capitol Building as a stenographer. An interesting historical fact of this experience was having the FBI come and review voter records to identify communists. She married the love of her life, Cecil Louis Campbell on September 19, 1954.

Betty is survived by her children, John Louis Campbell and his wife Linda (Carlos);  Stephanie (Brian) Damolaris Wheeler and Julia Ann Amatore Jacobus, her grandchildren, Daniel, Harrison and Fletcher Campbell, Rachael (Nick) Hartley, Benjamin (Madelyn) Wheeler, and David Wheeler.

Preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Cecil Louis Campbell; her parents Edward Jackson and Elizabeth Black Jackson Peters; her sister Marcella Ann Jackson Damolaris; her brother Robert Burk Jackson;  and her nephew Louis Steven Damolaris.

Betty and Cecil lived in Jacksonville for the first year of marriage. In 1955, they moved to Chicago where Cecil  accepted a position at a trucking company. He soon found a better job at Max Factor, where he worked until he was drafted in 1958. Betty joined Cecil in Texas in Fall of 1958. They returned to Chicago in November of 1959. They soon settled in Melrose Park, Illinois and lived there until 1964 when they combined homes with their brother-in-law to help care for the three children, Julie 10, Louis 6, and Stephanie 4, after the death of Betty’s sister and best friend, Marcella Jackson Damolaris. On February 17, 1965 they welcomed their son, John Louis Campbell in the family. Betty and Cecil bought a house in 1969 in Bensenville, Illinois. In September of 1970, Betty and Cecil welcomed Louis, 12, and Stephanie, 10, into their home after the death of their father. Cecil’s work at Max Factor took them to Raleigh, North Carolina from 1983 until 1987, when they returned to their beloved Utah. 

Betty held many interesting secretarial positions through her life, including working for Kirkland Law firm in Chicago, secretary for the Bensenville Chamber of Commerce, and executive secretary at Amoco Oil Company in Salt Lake City.

Betty enjoyed fishing, stamp collecting, sewing, gardening, canning, decorating, and family genealogy. Betty began reading and studying the bible in 2014 and was baptized in November of 2015 and active in the Salt Lake Christian Church. In lieu of flowers, friends and family are encouraged to contribute to the Salt Lake Christian Church.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 22 at 11 am at Goff Mortuary at 8090 State State, Midvale, Utah 84047.

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