Gloria Rose Campbell, 90, Houghton Lake, died Dec. 30, 2019, from complications of pneumonia, with her family close by, at Crawford Continuing Care Center, Graying.
A Celebration of Life service will be held this summer for family and dear friends.
She was born Dec. 14, 1929, in Detroit to Wallace and Muriel (Saunby) Sheridan. She grew up happily in downtown Detroit. She fondly remembered going to Tiger Stadium, walking to the Vernor’s bottling plant and getting her daily free ginger ale, ice skating on the Detroit River and enjoying Sander’s ice cream sundaes. After graduating from East Detroit High School, she returned there as school secretary.
She and Donald Sambrook were united in marriage in Detroit in 1949. They had three children. Her later jobs included financing in the auto industry and bank manager for Chemical Bank, the Wooden Shoe Branch in Gladwin.
She and Ralph Campbell were married in Royal Oak in 1967, and they relocated to Phoenix, AZ, where she worked in the financial department of Phoenix College. In 1988, she and her husband returned to Michigan and settled at Houghton Lake. She was employed by David Riebschleger Architect as office manager until her retirement at age 82.
She and her husband enjoyed golfing, NASCAR, the Detroit Lions, going to the casino and playing bingo. Her husband died in 2014.
Mrs. Campbell was involved in the White Deer Ladies Golf League, Santa’s Workshop, the Merchants Association and Rotary. She was an avid reader and enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She loved the American West and never tired of watching Westerns on TV.
Her family described her as spunky, delightful, feisty, smart and sassy, and she will be missed by all those who knew her.
Preceding her in death beside her husband, Ralph, were Donald Sambrook; and daughter, Cynthia Ann Sambrook.
Surviving are her daughter, Michelle (Don) Ressa of Houghton Lake; son, Frank Sambrook of Newberry; grandchildren, Noah (Sara) Ressa, Erika Ressa, Nicole Sambrook and Angela Sambrook; great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Lily, Banner, Lavender Gloria Rose and Asher; stepsons, R. Bradley Campbell and Brett (Brenda) Campbell; dear friends, Greg and Linda Cook, who adopted her beloved Yorkie, Marco, Tabitha Scott and son, Jordan Braley; and caring neighbors, Andrew and Charity Thompson.
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