Jay Junior Campbell passed away on January 3, 2020 in Holladay, Utah. He was born in Burley, Idaho on December 29, 1924 to Chesta Marie Rasmussen Campbell and John James Campbell. He served in Europe in the United States Army from July 22, 1943 to April 27, 1946. While in the Army stationed in Berlin, Germany he met and married Sgt. Anna Beth Jensen from Mink Creek, Idaho. They are the parents of seven children.
Jay graduated from Burley High School (1943), Ricks College with a BA in Music (1950), University of Utah with an MS in Music (1951) and an Ed.D. in Educational Administration (1957). He was Chairman of the Division of Fine Arts at Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado from 1953 to 1966. He was appointed Deputy Superintendent of Schools, Utah State Board of Education in 1966. He was the Utah Coordinator for the study “Designing Education for the Future” and supervised the three junior colleges and the Utah School for the Deaf and the Blind under the State Board of Education.
Jay married Beth Ann Moon of Salt Lake City in 1976 and they were married 43 years. Together they have 11 children, 37 grandchildren, and 39 great-grandchildren.
Jay served as a Ranger Naturalist in Yellowstone National Park and sang in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Jay was active in the Rotary Club, where he served as President in Alamosa and Holladay, Utah. After retirement the Campbell’s were tour directors, escorting groups to Europe and the United States.
Jay was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving as Bishop in Alamosa and Stake President of the Holladay Stake. Together the Campbell’s served missions at the Family and Church History Department (2003) and the Utah State Prison for six years. Jay conducted “The Messiah” for over 30 years and was the conductor of the “Swanee Singers” Male Chorus for 35 years.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cottonwood 4th Ward, 5565 South Neighbor Lane, Holladay, Utah. Viewings will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2020, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 South State Street, Murray and on Friday, January 10, 2020, from 10:00-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the service.