February 15, 1930 – April 7, 2018
88, of Tampa, passed away on Saturday, April 7th. She was born in Chicago on February 15, 1930 to Salvatore Salla and Anna Ursini. She attended school in Oak Park and graduated from Oak Park High School in 1947. After marrying Richard Campbell in 1948, they moved to Tampa in 1952. It was here that she spent the rest of her life raising her children, making good friends and building a successful career. She was a professional trailblazer, becoming the first female retail store manager for Belk Lindsey located, at the time, in Britton Plaza. She loved the area and frequented many South Tampa classics including Zichex, Pinarama, Jai Alai and the Colonnade, to name a few. She was a beloved and cherished mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She was preceded in death by her second husband George Yagjian; her parents; sister, Violet Koclanes; brother, Salvatore, Jr; daughter, Margaret Campbell; and grandson, Jason Campbell. She is survived by many family members who cherished her including her children, Karen and Richard Campbell; grandchildren: Rachel Russell, Josh Chapin, Jeremy Campbell and Suzanne Geerholt; great grandchildren: Ryan, Jake, Bailey, Bryce, Mason, Carter, Noah, Abigail, Zachary, and Hannah; sister, Gloria White; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and treasured friends. There will be a gathering of friends and family starting at 4pm with a Celebration of Life to follow on Wednesday, April 11th at 5pm at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 S. MacDill Ave. Arrangements handled by Blount & Curry MacDill 813-876-2421.
- She was preceded in death by her second husband George Yagjian; her parents, Sister, Violet Koclanes; .Brother, Salvatore, Jr; Daughter, Margaret Campbell; and Grandson, Jason Campbell. She is survived by many family members who cherished her including her children, (Karen and Richard Campbell), Grandchildren (Rachel Russell, Josh Chapin, Jeremy Campbell), Great Grandchildren (Ryan, Jake, Bailey, Bryce, Mason and Carter), her sister, Gloria White; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and treasured friends.
- Gathering of Friends and Family Wednesday, April 11, 2018
- Memorial Service Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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April 10, 2018
When our loved ones depart from this earth they never truly leave, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us they live on. Please except my condolences, she will not be forgotten.
April 9, 2018
I would like to offer my deepest sympathies to you. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are never alone. Turn to the Holy Scriptures for guidance and to help soothe your heart. Psalms 34:18 assures us that God is near to those broken at heart and crushed in spirit. Please accept my deepest sympathies.