Joylin May Campbell-Yukl

1946 - 2003

Joylin May Campbell-Yukl served as an organist in several churches in Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota, and finally in the Denver South Seventh-day Adventist Church in Colorado. She was active in the SDA Church Musicians Guild and served as editor of its publication, Journal of Music Ministry, from 1986 to 1989. She and her husband, Richard, a surgeon, lived in Denver for the last seventeen years of her life.

A native of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Joylin was born on September 26, 1946,the oldest daughter of Hugh J. and Margaret Jolin Campbell. She graduated from high school at Canadian Union College, now Burman university, in 1964. She completed a B.A. in 1968 at Andrews University and was listed as one of 23 AU seniors in Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges.

Following completion of a masterís degree in 1969 at AU, she married Richard L. Yukl on December 16, 1972, and was awarded a D.M.A. in organ performance in 1973 at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. She completed a Master of Divinity degree from the Iliff School of Theology in Denver in 1998.

Prior to her death from pancreatic cancer on September 13, 2003, at age 56, she was working as a chaplain at the Presbyterian/Saint Lukeís Hospital in Denver.


Sources: Andrews University Focus, Fall 1998, 29: Central Union Reaper, 21 November 1972, 9; Canadian Union Messenger, 15 March 1973, 99; Obituary, AU Focus, Fall 2003, 30; Journal of Music Ministry, July-December 1989, Editorial, pg. 2. .