Age 83, passed away June 1, 2012. She was born August 29, 1928, in Lansing. Norma enjoyed golf and horseback riding and was a member of the Capital Area Women’s Golf League. Norma and her sisters met weekly at the Lansing Mall for lunch beginning in 1970, a tradition that still continues. She began her equestrian career at age 48, and competed on her horses at Hunter-Jumper shows in the Midwest with her husband, Bill. She was most proud of winning the “Family Class” at the Metamora Hunt Club. Norma greatly enjoyed her grandsons, and was a fantastic cook. Her smile and sense of humor will be sorely missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Wilson “Bill” Campbell; brothers, Donald, Ronald, Royce and Larry Smith; and sister, Marilyn Walters. Surviving are: children, Cynthia (Michael) Swix, James (Karla) Campbell and Judith Campbell; grandchildren, Justin (Charlotte Lux) Guthrie and David (Sarah) Christopher; great grandchild, Camden Christopher; sisters, Myrna (Thomas) Campbell and Janet Buck; brother-in-law, Robert Walters; sisters-in-law, Norma Smith and Arylie Campbell.
Norma’s family would like to thank the staff at Fresenius Medical Care, and Grand Haven Manor for their compassion and care.
The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan in memory of Norma Campbell.