Wanda Jay Campbell


Wanda Jay Campbell, former resident of Pampa, died peacefully at home October 15, 2022 in Fort Worth, Texas. Wanda was born September 19, 1928 near Trent, Texas to parents Hazel Richards and E.R. Jay. She grew up in West Texas and graduated from Wink Junior High and Pampa High School. She attended Colorado Women’s College (now part of the University of Denver) and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1961, later receiving a Master of Arts from Southwest Texas State University, (now Texas State University). During her years in Pampa, she was a member of Beta Sigma Phi and Panhandle Pen Women, and was a founding member of Twentieth Century Cotillion.

Wanda and the late John F. Campbell had four children who were all born in Pampa and grew up in Austin.

Survivors include her four children Mary Jay Hancock (John) of Fort Worth, Dr. William L. Campbell (Linda) of Austin, John Floyd Campbell (Mary) of Arnold, Maryland, and Julia Anne Jay Campbell of Oakwood, Ohio. Other survivors include ten grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and a sister Gloria Jay Evans of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and her family.

A lifelong Christian, she was a member of Mary Ellen and Harvester Church of Christ while living in Pampa. A private family graveside service will be held at Oaklawn Cemetery in Gorman, Texas where she will be buried next to her parents.

Memorials can be made to your favorite charity.

Full obituary is available online at www.lucasfuneralhomes.com.