Genevieve Laura Proctor Campbell

June 19, 1928 — July 3, 2014

Genevieve Laura Proctor Campbell

Genevieve Laura Proctor Campbell passed away on July 3, 2014 in Logan, Utah. She was born on June 19, 1928 in Klamath Falls, Oregon, the second child and only daughter of George Ward Proctor and Laura Fawn Smith Procter. The family moved to Emmett, Idaho when she was 3 years old. Genevieve had a happy childhood there and was surrounded by her grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. She always considered this a great blessing and foundation for the remainder of her life. On June 28, 1946 Genevieve married Don Arden Campbell in the Idaho Falls Temple and moved to Logan, Utah while her husband continued his education at the Utah State Agricultural College. It was in Logan that their first son, Linden, was born. The family moved to Palo Alto, California where Don continued his studies at Stanford and following his graduation moved to Richland, Washington and Gardena, California. It was during this period that their daughters Karen, Nancy, Susan and son Stuart were born. In 1961 the family moved to Orange California where their children grew to adulthood. After their children were grown they moved to Twain, California, Iona, Idaho, Rigby, Idaho, Lompoc, California, Ashton, Idaho, West Valley City, Utah and St. George, Utah where her husband Don passed away in July 2006. Following her husband's death, Genevieve continued in St. George, eventually moving to Ojai, California to be near her daughter Susan and son Stuart, and in May 2014 relocated to Logan, Utah to be near her daughter Nancy and her children. Following a stroke, Genevieve passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of July 3, 2014. Genevieve spent her lifetime in service to her family, in the communities where she lived and most especially in the Church she loved so much. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served tirelessly in every calling she had, including several times as President of the Primary and Relief Society organizations. She loved to sew and shared her talents by making clothing for her children, grandchildren and others. She was also very fond of flowers and tried to grow them everywhere she lived. Genevieve loved her family very much, the one she grew up in, the one she married into, and the one she raised as a mother. She strongly encouraged a love of reading, music and faith in her children. She also taught by example the importance of obedience to God's commandments and an unwavering devotion to the gospel of Jesus Christ. She was a woman of great faith and always tried to have a positive attitude. Genevieve and her husband served two formal missions for the LDS Church. First, in Raleigh, North Carolina and later in Salt Lake City, Utah as Family History missionaries. They later volunteered again at the Family History library in Salt Lake City. She remained interested in her family history research for the rest of her life and looked forward to joining and associating with all of her ancestors beyond the veil. She is survived by her children: Karen (Rick) Demarcus of Kailua, Hawaii; Nancy Campbell of Logan, Utah; Stuart (Kendra) Campbell of Mission Viejo, California; her brothers Dewey (Edith) Proctor and Robert (Sylvia) Proctor, both living in Oregon; 19 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Don Arden Campbell, son Linden Arden Campbell, daughter Susan Campbell Watson and granddaughter Chelsea Campbell. A family viewing will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, July 11, 2014 at the LDS chapel located at 1068 West Chandler Drive in St. George, Utah. A graveside service and internment will be held at 2:00 PM at the Tonaquint Cemetery, 1777 S. Dixie Drive, St. George Utah. Funeral services provided by SereniCare www.serenicare.com.
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