Shirley A. Simpson

 Shirley A. Simpson was born Nov. 19, 1927 at Yakima, Wash. to Frank and Jennie Hutcheon.  
 She lived in Mabton, Wash. until 1937 when the family moved to Ontario, Ore. to farm land in the Ontario Heights area.  
 She graduated from Ontario High School in 1945.  
 She married Walter “Red” Fritts in 1947. From this union two (2) sons, Terry and Steve were born. The marriage was dissolved in 1953.  
 She married Ray E. Simpson in 1954. From this union three (3) more children (Wendy, Dixie, Randy) were born.  
 Shirley worked for the Ontario Elks Lodge for 20 years eventually becoming the first “woman” club manager in the Ontario Lodge. 
 After working at the Lodge, she worked for Western Bank for 15½ years, retiring in 1994. She received the “Gold Circle” award from Western Bank.  It was the highest honor the bank could bestow, and she always wondered why she had received it.  
 She loved her family, her friends, her home and yard.  
 She is survived by her children: Terry and Terri, Steve and Paula Fritts, Wendy and Marty Cramer, Dixie and Rick Moeller, Randy and Samantha Simpson; 13 grandchildren, Tim, Fawn, Andrea, Lindsey, Luke, Cassie, Chad, Alexz, Eric, Megan, Ashley, Dustin and Stephanie and many great-grandchildren; nieces, Cindy Nishahara, Patty DeVeny, Patty Trost and Judy Presnell; nephews, Tim Schaffer, Donald Jenson, Joe Simpson; and many great-nieces and -nephews.  
 She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ray, sister and brother-in-law Millie and Harry Schaffer, brother and sister-in-law Bernard and Colleen Hutcheon, nephew Frank Hutcheon and a granddaughter Katie.  
 Her final wish to all of you “sing no sad songs for me for I have lived a full and long life. I have known love and friendship and have had many, many blessings. Remember me with love and laughter – that’s all I ask. ‘Til we meet again, Shirley.  
 P.S. – More has happened since I wrote this so change it please. Mom
 To you kids – Change whatever you want to change, make it shorter if you want to. I just thought this might help. Check the spelling. Please write it so someone can read it – Mom.
 Celebration of Life (potluck) will be held on Saturday, Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. at her home located at 586 NW 3rd Street, Ontario.


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