Starr Lee Hailey Campbell passed away after a courageous 20 year battle with cancer, Magna’s shining Starr was called home, surrounded by loved ones. She is survived by her husband, Randy Campbell; children, Alicia (C.J.) Gardner, Stanley Campbell, and Hailey Campbell; grandchildren, James, Jordan, Sarah, Olivia, Kaitlyn, and Brynlee; brothers, Steven Hailey and Keith Hailey; and step mom Nancy Hailey Jennings. She is preceded in death by her mother, father, grandparents, and many other loved ones.
On March 2, 1957, Starr was born in Meade, Kansas to John Robert and Monna Barnes Hailey, and started her 57 year legacy. She was the only girl, and the youngest of three kids. She was her parents little Starr and her brothers baby. Starr played the baritone horn, and graduated High school early from Thornton High school in Colorado. She moved with her family to South Dakota, Denver, Idaho, and Salt Lake. Starr joined the LDS church when she was 18, and remained and active member, with many callings she loved. Starr was blessed by the spirit of Elijah. She was part of UGA, and FGS. She spoke at national conference’s spreading her expertise and sharing her gift.
Starr moved with her kids and mom to Magna, Utah May 1, 1993. She served the Magna Community council over the last 12 years. She was a founding member of Magna Healthy communities; Get up and Get Healthy; and the annual community health fair, and the Magna Youth Council. She served on the Magna 4 th of July committee for 12 years, and created, the “Biggest Little 4 th of July in Utah.” While on the Arts council she helped start “Music in the Park” in partnership with the Magna orchestra and the Magna Symphony. Starr served as Town council President. She served on the board of “Fallen Brothers” and has sponsored “team Magna” for relay for life.
Starr wrote and published 7 books for genealogy. One was a series written in partner with her grandson, aimed towards kids and genealogy.
In 2014 Starr was honored by the Mayor of Salt Lake and the Salt Lake County Council, for her dedication to Magna and Salt Lake County; She was awarded with the Starr Spangled award by the Magna 4 th of July committee.
Starr started her battle with cancer in 1994, and then leukemia in 2014. She fought and never thought of another option. She did her treatments and lived her life as one. She is a hero to everyone she knows, and will forever be in our hearts.
I love you to the moon and back! – Stan –
“I love you”, “ no I love you more mom” – Alicia Mae –
If there ever comes a time I can’t be with you keep me in your heart and I will stay there forever! – Hailey Jay -
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Peel Funeral Home, 8525 W. 2700 S., where visitations will be held Friday 6-8 p.m. and Saturday 10-10:45 a.m. Interment: Pleasant Green Cemetery.