Dorothy Perrenoud Campbell, age 89 passed away on Thursday, October 21, 2021 in her home surrounded by her children.
Dorothy lived a beautiful long life surrounded by family and wonderful friends. Even though her body and mind started to fail her in her senior years, her spunk and determination stayed with her always.
Dorothy was born April 18, 1932 in Plano, Idaho to her parents, Theo Earnest Perrenoud and Hortense Annie “Polly“ (Price) Perrenoud. She is survived by her older brother Daryl Perrenoud from Idaho Falls, Idaho and younger brother Larry Perrenoud from Midvale, Utah.
In her youth she grew up on the family farm in Plano, Idaho and attended church at the Plano Ward. She started school at Edumands in 1937. She was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on August 3, 1940 and has served in many capacities in the church during her lifetime.
She attended school at Edmunds High School until her junior year when Edmunds was consolidated and she attended Sugar-Salem High and graduated in 1950. She also was a graduate of LDS Seminary. It was at Sugar-Salem that she met her “one and only”, Keith Campbell. They were married on Aug 22, 1952. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple with their children, Christine (Kenneth) Sorensen, Brett (Jill) Campbell, Lane (Judy) Campbell and Vicki (Brian) Bennion.
Dorothy was a devoted mother to her 4 children. She was the grandmother of 14, great-grandmother of 26, and great-great-grandmother to 5. Her love of sewing has blessed the lives of her children and grandchildren as she has spent hours making school clothes, costumes, wedding dresses, baby quilts, and special dresses with matching bows for her granddaughters. She owned and operated a porcelain doll shop, with her daughter Chris where she specialized in making custom doll clothes.
She loved hosting the family holiday parties and Sunday dinners which have become favorite memories to all her family. There are many memories of “Campbell Camp-outs” and reunions.
Her example of love and devotion as she cared for her mother for over 25 years is an attribute we all can learn from.
Dorothy had various forms of employment in her life but predominantly as a bookkeeper for the Granite School District at Kennedy Jr. High. After she retired Dorothy and Keith purchased their vacation home in Saint George, Utah and enjoyed meeting many new friends there. Dorothy loved golfing right alongside Keith where they could be found on the golf course together several times a week. She surprised us all with a hole-in-one on a par three at Dixie Red Hills golf course. They also enjoyed traveling and went on many cruises during retirement.
Dorothy and Keith lived in Saint George until September of 2019 when both of their health started to decline. They moved home to be closer to family and soon moved into Covington Senior Living Center in Lehi. Keith passed away in July of 2020. The last 15 months without her “one and only” has been extremely difficult for her.
Our family is rejoicing in the reunion of our wonderful parents. We know she is no longer bound by a failing body and mind. We would like to express our deepest appreciation to the staff at Covington and the A Plus Hospice team who have helped our family with both of our parents through an extremely difficult time especially during the Covid 19 pandemic. They have been there to support, advise and even cry with us every step of the way. They have become like family.
Funeral services will be held at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, Utah, on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. A short family viewing and prayer will begin at 10:00. Interment will be at the Salt Lake City Cemetery 4th Ave. & “N” Street, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Family and friends may attend services virtually at: https://vimeo.com/639287035
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