By Muhammad Atef | June 11, 2021

Obituary: Norma Olmstead Campbell – What’s Up Newp

via O’Neill Hayes Funeral Home

Norma Olmstead Campbell, of  Newport, RI  passed away after a lengthy illness, at home on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at the age of 93. Norma was born at Newport Hospital August 21, 1927, to Edith (Smith) and Harold Olmstead.

In addition to her parents, Norma was preceded in death by her brother Harold Olmstead, Jr. , son, Robert (Soupy) Campbell, husband, William (Soup) F. Campbell Sr. and her partner of 20 years, Charles E. Kesson.

Norma was a loving mother, mother-in-law, nana, great grandmother, aunt and friend. Norma attended Mary Washington College and Newport Secretarial School.  Soup and Norma were married June 22, 1946.  She worked many years as a telephone operator.  Norma was assistant manager at the Aquidneck Medical Center for 20 years and she also worked at Newport Naval War College for 12 years before retiring in 1992 to enjoy life with her loving family.  Norma then took up the game of golf, enjoyed winters in Pompano Beach and Stuart, Florida and enjoyed traveling and sightseeing in many countries and loved caring for her rescue dog, Lucy.

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