Jay Junior Campbell, 1924-2020


ALAMOSA — Jay Junior Campbell passed away on Jan. 3, 2020 in Holladay, Utah. 

He was born in Burley, Idaho on Dec. 29, 1924. He served in Europe in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 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 five living children; Candi, John (Kris Bangerter), Tamara (Mark Feinauer), Woodrow (Michelle Ryan), and Nola (Ken Shelley).

Jay graduated from Burley High School (1943), Ricks College with a BA in Music (1950), and from the 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,  from 1953 to 1966. He was appointed Deputy Superintendent of Schools, Utah State Board of education in 1966, and retired from the Utah State Board of Education in 1988.

Jay married Beth Ann Moon Stewart 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 Campbells 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 a Bishop in Alamosa, Colorado and Stake President of the Salt Lake Holladay Stake.

Jay also served as an ordinance worker and instructor at the Jordan River Temple in Utah. Together the Campbells served missions at the Family and Church History Department (2003) and the Utah State Prison (2004-2009).

Jay has 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, Jan. 10, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the Cottonwood 4th Ward, 5565 South Neighbor Lane, Holladay, Utah. 

Viewings will be held on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. at the Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 South State Street, Murray, Utah, and on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 from 10-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the service. 

To connect with Jay’s son, John, please contact him at [email protected]

Also, online condolences may be shared at www.jenkins-soffe.com.

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