On Aug. 25, 1962, Jerry and Marilyn Campbell received God's holy blessing in matrimony. This was a big planned event, as they had completed four years of courting.
Jerry attended law school and decided that wasn't what he wanted to do with his life. Plans changed and he became a police officer, a career he enjoyed for 40 years. Jerry loved helping people and indeed did save the life of a state trooper; as well as winning many awards, including the Governor's Trophy in pistol shooting - the highest honor in the state of Michigan. He also owned and operated Duraclean Rug and Upholstery cleaning company. He and his wife, Marilyn, were owners and administrators of Green Leaf, a highly acclaimed facility in Michigan for the gravely ill which, due to their hard work and determination of 15 years, thrives even today.
Marilyn worked as a nurse in the emergency room at Foote Memorial Hospital while Jerry was on patrol, and the two ran into each other on numerous occasions while working on their jobs. The Good Year Tire and Rubber Company had a massive explosion, one of many unfortunate incidents that they worked on side by side. They were both very dedicated to helping other people, and that dedication also held true in their marriage.
They have two children, Brian Campbell of Benton Harbor, Mich., and Sherry Trayer of Aiken.
The happy couple will be spending their second honeymoon in Cape Cod.