Diana Camp-Norred

Diana Camp-Norred

Diana Camp-Norred

February 03, 1950~September 30, 2022

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


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Memorial Service

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Jacqueline Petrin

October 3, 2022, 6:09 pm

Diana was a beautiful soul, inside and out. She was not only my boss at one time, but also a friend, confidant and mentor. Her kindness and wisdom helped me through some difficult times. She will be forever in my heart.
My deepest sympathies to all of you.
Fly high dear friend…let the angels guide you and protect you.

Jill Adams

October 3, 2022, 8:23 pm

This news is so shocking. I have many fun memories of Diana from our Group Hug adventures. Sending a big hug to Jim. Rest easy beautiful Diana.

Sharon Griggs

October 4, 2022, 7:01 pm

Thoughts and prayers to Jim and their families from another member of Group Hug. Ten years ago we met at a Hospice support group after loosing our partners. The friendship we shared cared us all through our grief and now we grieve one of our own. Rest In Peace Diana. We will miss you.

John Shirley

October 5, 2022, 1:45 am

Diana was such a sweet, warm and caring person. She made the world a better place by being in it. It was always wonderful to spend time with her.
Words can’t adequately express my feelings but know we are thinking of you, Jim, and your families.

Angela Brokmann

October 5, 2022, 4:51 pm

Such a beautiful soul. I. So glad to have known her.

Stephanie Roden

October 5, 2022, 5:54 pm

When our Aunt Di loved you !!!! She really loved you… wholeheartedly!! She was the Most Beautiful Soul I have ever meet !! I will always been Grateful for her and the love she shared !!! ! Tears are falling from my eyes as I type this ..you are So missed and loved !!!!! When I see the sun shining bright , or the Star is shining their light in the dark of the night …I’ll know its you !!! Rest in Heaven, Until we meet again our beloved Aunt Diana xoxo

Larry and Joan Norred

October 6, 2022, 7:40 pm

Dear Diana, You brought such joy to all who knew you. We will miss you! May you Rest In Peace.
Diana was a beautiful lady inside and out and brightened lives with her radiant smile! She was such a beloved sister-in-law and a blessing to our entire family. We will miss her dearly and cherish fun, happy memories!
Jim, wish we could be with you and Diana’s family at her Memorial Service. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
With Love, Larry and Joan Norred,
Larry Jr, Laura, Julie and Families

Masie Roden

October 8, 2022, 1:33 am

Aunt Di –
Though I never had to privilege to meet you in person, you had a great impact on my life. I always enjoyed our long-distant phone calls, your kind words, and your support throughout the years. Thank you for taking care of my dad for me and being a motherly figure to him. Rest peacefully. You will be missed.

Cindy Satterfield

October 10, 2022, 10:17 pm

You were a great friend to many. I loved working with you. Have fun in our Heavenly Fathers Home. You will be missed!

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