Margaret "Peggy" Boyle Adamson Campbell, cherished mother, wife, sister, friend, lover of music, and nurturer of souls, died on Saturday, June 15, 1996 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Warm-hearted and kind to the end, in the face of prolonged suffering from Alzheimer's disease, Peggy passed away peacefully from causes related to her illness, in the company of her children and other family members. She was 74 years old. Though the depth of loss to her loved ones cannot be measured, her loving presence lives on in the hearts and minds of all who knew her. She will especially be remembered for her tireless service to family and community and for her fond friendships. Her spirit endures.Peggy was born on July 17, 1921, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Ashby D. Boyle and Martha Deseret Grant Boyle, the fourth of their five children. She was raised as a member of the LDS Church and remained strong in her faith throughout her life. She attended Wasatch Elementary, Bryant Junior High, and East High in Salt Lake City. In 1943, she received a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah, where she pledged as a member of the Chi Omega Sorority.
On September 5, 1941, she was married to Jack Hale Adamson of Carey, Idaho, in the Salt Lake Temple. Happily married for 34 years, they raised four children, residing principally in Salt Lake City but also traveling widely during Jack's two wartime stints in the Army and sabbatical leaves from his English teaching and administrative duties at the University of Utah. Jack died unexpectedly on September 9, 1975.
On December 29, 1980, Peggy wed Professor Roald F. Campbell of the University of Utah, in Salt Lake City. They enjoyed nearly eight years of loving companionship until Roald passed away on September 18, 1988.
Peggy was a lifelong patron of the Arts, supporting and enjoying the Utah Symphony, the ballet, and the theater. She sang in the Utah Symphonic Chorale for several years. Peggy was also a longtime member of three local womens' clubs - the Cleofan, the Friendship Circle, and the University of Utah Women's Club. Peggy enjoyed volunteer work, donating thousands of hours of service to her church, her children's school and clubs, and charitable institutions, including orphanages, food drives, and the like. Peggy had a rare gift for putting others at ease and creating and maintaining warm relationships. As long as she was able, she remained close to her many relatives across the country and to countless friends from every phase of her life.
Peggy is survived by four children and eight grandchildren. Her children: Hugh Douglas Adamson (Alice), Tucson, Arizona; Jane A. Wilson, Salt Lake City; John L. Adamson (Robin), Salt Lake City; and David M. Adamson (Vickie), Silver Spring, Maryland. She is also survived by two sisters and one brother: Martha Boyle Bradford, Elizabeth "Betsy" Boyle Clawson, and Douglas G. Boyle, all of Salt Lake City. In addition, Peggy is survived by four stepchildren: Patricia Campbell Bevan, Salt Lake City; Bruce Campbell, Irvine, California; Judy Campbell Wright, Claremont, California; and Adele Campbell Duce, Mesa, Arizona; as well as dozens of step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to acknowledge the eight years of devoted service and companionship give by Raeann Peck and the care provided by the Highland Care Center.
Memorial services will be held in the Monument Park 16th Ward, 1320 South Wasatch Drive (2500 East), at 12 Noon, on Wednesday, June 19th, where friends may call from 10:45 to 11:45 AM. Burial at the Salt Lake City Cemetery under direction of Larkin Sunset Lawn Mortuary. The family request that, in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Alzheimer's Research Association or to the Department of English, University of Utah.
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