Diana Camp-Norred, 72, of St. Petersburg. We celebrate the life of our beautiful Diana, who passed away September 30, 2022, only 4 weeks after a diagnosis of cancer. Diana was the 7th of 9 children. After attending University of Michigan, Diana moved from Michigan to New Port Richey, FL where she immediately started her advertising career working for Com Tel Yellow Pages. She married her first husband, Rob Camp, her high school sweetheart, in 1972. In 1985 she joined (then) the St. Petersburg Times until her retirement in 2012, the same year that Rob passed away after 40 years of marriage. Remember her first advertising job at the yellow pages? It so happens that Diana and her sales trainer, Jim Norred, crossed paths again, resulting in a beautiful marriage of 8 years. Jim describes Diana as the love of his life and his best friend. Their years together were spent in the close-knit community of historic Kenwood, St. Petersburg, where they enjoyed neighbors, local restaurants and their “back porch” times with their 2 ragdoll cats Kibbles and Bitsy. Diana was predeceased by her parents Ennis and Mary Lou, her brothers Talmadge and Charles, 2 sisters Audrey and Shirley, and her first husband Rob Camp. She is survived by her husband, Jim Norred, sisters Eva, Donna, Joyce (Michael), brother Jerry (Janice) and nephew Tim (Stephanie), many other nieces and nephews, her “lunch bunch” and many, many dear friends from the (now) Tampa Bay Times. Diana was a member of Christ United Methodist church where she alternated singing in the choir, playing bells and leading 2 terms on the Staff Parrish committee. She was also a member of the St. Petersburg Coast Guard Auxiliary. Diana was a beloved friend, co-worker, mentor, and shining beacon of light whose life was a blessing to so many people and will be missed by everyone who knew her. A memorial service is planned for October 7, 2022, at Taylor Funeral Home, Pinellas Park. Visitation with family will be from 11-12am followed by the funeral service at 12 noon. A celebration of life gathering will be held at The Mainlands Unit 2 Club House, 4320 Mainlands Blvd N, Pinellas Park immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a donation in Diana’s memory to Friends of Strays Animal Shelter, St Petersburg, FL. Home – Friends of Strays Cat and Dog Adoption in St. Petersburg, FL