- About Us
Linda Susanna Campbell was born on June 25, 1942. She completed her earthly mission well and received an honorable release on September 13, 2018.
Linda was raised in Pioche, a small mining town in Nevada. Her father, Linwood Campbell, was the town postmaster. Her mother, Erma Crook Campbell, was from Utah. She was the firstborn, the only daughter, and was followed by four brothers; David, Deryl, Allen, and Roger.
Linda enjoyed her childhood. She especially loved Christmas time and birthday parties. Linda was gifted in music, and an extraordinary pianist. She started piano when she was six. When she was eight she accompanied the singing in Primary. When she was twelve she accompanied the singing for the Sunday School and Sacrament Meeting.
In high school she accompanied the school choir and played various instruments in the band. She was an attendant at the Junior and Senior Prom. She graduated from high school in 1960, as the class salutatorian with a full scholarship to Brigham Young University. She started at BYU in the fall and worked as secretary to the head of the Music Department. At the end of her second year at BYU she went to Las Vegas to work and prepare for a mission. She had always planned to serve a mission.
In October 1963 she received a call to the Mexican Mission. She served in several cities, then was called as a supervising sister, and later, secretary to the mission president. During her two year mission she was able to introduce and welcome over 100 people into the gospel.
Linda married Ebbie Davis in the St. George Temple in December of 1966. They continued their education at BYU and their first child, Erin, was born in Provo. Their second child, Joel, was born while they taught seminary in Heber. Their third child, Tara, was born in Provo where Eb was completing his MA. A position to teach in the Tongan Islands opened, and Linda, who had always loved the Islands, accepted the opportunity enthusiastically. They lived in Tonga for two years, during which time their fourth child and second son, Kamm was born.
In 1972 Eb and Linda were called to preside over the Fiji Suva Mission. The mission consisted of hundreds of islands, many nationalities, cultures and languages, scattered over a vast stretch of the South Pacific. Linda was loved by the people and the missionaries. Her fifth child, Mari, and sixth child, Tai, were born in Fiji.
After their mission they were asked by the Church to go to Latin America and begin translation of the Book of Mormon and Church materials for the Lamanites. In 1975 they moved to a little village in Mexico and translation was started in Mayan and Incan languages. They returned briefly to the United States, and there her seventh child, Linn, was born. Linda and the family then moved to Quito, Ecuador where they lived for a year, translating the Word for more of Lehi's children in Bolivia, Peru, and Paraguay. In 1978 they were asked to oversee translation for the emerging languages in the Church. They returned to Utah. While Eb traveled the world, Linda raised their large family, and gave birth to the last two children: Ben and Megan.
In Mexico and Ecuador Linda served in the Church, teaching and with music. In Utah she served as a teacher, Relief Society president, Young Women president, and stake Young Women President. She provided piano music in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. She volunteered for many years at Primary Children's Hospital and served as president of the volunteers for several years.
She loved her parents and traveled to Nevada to support them until they passed away. When Eb retired they served a two-year mission in the Salt Lake Temple, assisting in the translation of the temple ordinances into many languages. Linda served for years as an ordinance worker in the Bountiful Temple, working in English and Spanish.
The Davises served a two year mission to Germany where Linda was a secretary in the office of the Area Presidency. Shortly after their return they were called to preside over the Suva Fiji Temple. The three years were glorious as she welcomed former friends and associates from the islands of the Pacific to the House of the Lord. On their return from Fiji they were called to serve in the Salt Lake Inner-City Mission. She has spent the last three years serving and blessing her beloved Latin brothers and sisters.
Linda leaves behind a husband, her nine children and their spouses, 36 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, her four brothers and spouses, and many cherished relatives and friends. She loved each of us dearly and we love her and miss her.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the North Salt Lake Stake Center, 900 Eaglepointe Drive. A viewing will be held Friday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Russon Mortuary, 295 North Main, Bountiful and Saturday morning 9:30-10:30 am at the church prior to services. Interment-Lakeview Cemetery.