Marilyn A. Campbell
January 4, 1948 – September 28, 2016
Marilyn A. Campbell, age 68, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.
A native Delawarean, Marilyn was born in Wilmington on January 4, 1948, and was a daughter of the late Frank Callahan, Sr. and Alice (Barlow) Callahan. In addition to raising her family, she worked as a bus driver for the Colonial School District, retiring after many years of dedicated service.
Active in the volunteer fire community, Marilyn was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Holloway Terrace Fire Company. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Holloway Terrace and American Legion Post No. 28 in Millsboro. Marilyn was a member of both the Weston and New Castle Senior Centers, where she enjoyed playing bingo. In her leisure time, she adored spending time with her husband at their beach home in Milton, feeding her geese and boating. Marilyn was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will be very dearly missed.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Marilyn is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Benjamin Campbell, Sr.; son, Benjamin Campbell III of New Castle; daughter, Lisa Campbell Sligh (Ricky) of New Castle; grandchildren, Danielle, Benjamin IV, Coltin and Austin; and many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
A gathering for family and friends will be held from 3 pm until 4 pm on Saturday afternoon, October 22, 2016 at the Holloway Terrace Volunteer Fire Company, 700 West Avenue, New Castle, DE, where a memorial service will follow at 4 pm. Interment will be held privately in Silverbrook Cemetery, Wilmington, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Marilyn’s memory may be made to the Holloway Terrace Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 684, Manor Branch, New Castle, DE 19720.