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Joan Simpson

July 31, 1921 - January 11, 2014 -


Joan Simpson, 92, died Jan. 11, 2014, in Everett, Wash.

She was born July 31, 1921, in Hubbard to Ernest and Jessie Troyer.

In 1943, she married Frank Simpson Sr. and raised two children in Castro Valley, Calif.

She was an assistant to the president of California College of Arts and Crafts and then worked for the foundation at Mills College.

Survivors include her son, Frank Jr.; daughter, Jeanne Simpson; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Her brothers, Jack, Jerry, Jim and Ben, and sisters, Marguerite McCune and Judy Shane, preceded her in death.

A memorial service will be held Friday, June 27, at 2 p.m. at the grave of her grandparents, Amos and Delilah Troyer, at Zion Mennonite Church in Hubbard.