Life Story / Obituary


Darleen Marie (Myers) Campbell of Traverse City passed away on December 26, 2021 at Grand Traverse Pavilions of Traverse City MI., at the age of 82.

Darleen was second child of eight born May 11, 1939 on a farm in Springville Township, Wexford County Michigan to Frank William and Martha Mina (Chandler) Myers who preceded her in death. Three siblings, Harvey Adam Myers, Minerva May (Myers) Porter, Ronald Ray Myers also preceded Darleen in death.

Darleen married Gerald Campbell on March 24, 1961 on the farm in Springville Township. Gerald Sr. was taken from Darleen at the young age of 39 in an accident. She is survived by three sons, Gerald Jr. Campbell, Harlow Campbell and James Campbell, 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; siblings, Charles (Marilyn) Myers, Ruth Ann Burroughs, James (Judith) Myers, Mary (Glenn) Lillie and many nieces and nephews.

Darleen spent her school years, Kindergarten thru 12th grade, at Mesick Consolidated School, graduating in 1957. She served several years as a majorette with the high school band. Darleen loved to dance. A couple places that comes to mind were Copemish VFW, and Grawn. Darleen and her lifetime friend, Marlene (Saul) Bradley would figure out a way to get there. Snow storms could not keep them from a dance.

Being raised on a farm, she carried her share of the load during haying and harvesting time. With six siblings, most anything would turn into entertainment. Oh! Those rotten egg fights! She had quite the arm on her.

During her spare time, she would be sewing a new dress or have a knitting project going.

During the lean years, when money was tight, she and Jerry could be found in the orchards picking fruit to supplement their income.

Darleen worked at the Traverse City State Hospital as a nurse assistant for over 25 years until the hospital closed.

She will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her.

In following the wishes of Darleen, there will be no services. She will be interred in West Springville (Minar) cemetery to be with her husband, Jerry, in the spring.

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