In memory of
Lula Mae Simpson
In memory of
Lula Mae Simpson
Lula Mae Simpson Dec. 22, 1920 - Aug. 19, 2020 Lula died peacefully at her residence in Laurel Parc at Bethany Village in Portland after a long, healthy and active life of 99 years. Her son, Thomas E. Simpson was at her side. Lula was born Dec. 22, 1920 in Choteau, Mont., to Thomas A. Friedt and Florence I. Friedt. She grew up in Seattle, Washi., and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1938. Lula married Ellsworth E. Simpson May 24, 1941 in Seattle. In 1948, the couple and their two young children moved to California, where Ellsworth pursued his career in San Francisco over the next 20 years. The family resided in Menlo Park, Calif., where they were active in the community raising their children. They were both avid golfers and members of the Stanford Golf Club. In 1966, Lula and Ellsworth returned to the Pacific Northwest and settled in Lake Oswego, Ore., where they were long-time members of the Oswego Lake Country Club. The couple also enjoyed cruising the waterways of Puget Sound on their boat. They traveled to Spain, Portugal and Japan and took regular trips to Hawaii. Lula was also a long-time member of the Oswego Country Gardens Club and a past President. Lula continued to play golf into her 90s. She was also an excellent bridge player and greatly enjoyed playing even in the last months of her life. Lula enjoyed her own solo adventure travels to Egypt, Africa, Egypt, Greece and Turkey. Lula was preceded in death by Ellsworth E. Simpson in 1985; and by her daughter, Carol J. Roth of Cedar Mill, Ore., in 2015. She is survived by her son, Thomas E. Simpson of Santa Cruz, Calif.; her granddaughters, Robyn Roth Vaughan (George Vaughan) of Portland and Deborah Roth Stueckle (Russell Stueckle), of Pacific City, Ore.; as well as her beloved great-grandsons, Riker, Kelly and Ethan. This graceful, vivacious and talented woman is greatly missed by all who knew her. As per her wishes, her ashes will be scattered at sea. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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In memory of
Lula Mae Simpson
Lula Mae Simpson Dec. 22, 1920 - Aug. 19, 2020 Lula died peacefully at her residence in Laurel Parc at Bethany Village in Portland after a long, healthy and active life of 99 years. Her son, Thomas E. Simpson was at her side. Lula was born Dec. 22, 1920 in Choteau, Mont., to Thomas A. Friedt and Florence I. Friedt. She grew up in Seattle, Washi., and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1938. Lula married Ellsworth E. Simpson May 24, 1941 in Seattle. In 1948, the couple and their two young children moved to California, where Ellsworth pursued his career in San Francisco over the next 20 years. The family resided in Menlo Park, Calif., where they were active in the community raising their children. They were both avid golfers and members of the Stanford Golf Club. In 1966, Lula and Ellsworth returned to the Pacific Northwest and settled in Lake Oswego, Ore., where they were long-time members of the Oswego Lake Country Club. The couple also enjoyed cruising the waterways of Puget Sound on their boat. They traveled to Spain, Portugal and Japan and took regular trips to Hawaii. Lula was also a long-time member of the Oswego Country Gardens Club and a past President. Lula continued to play golf into her 90s. She was also an excellent bridge player and greatly enjoyed playing even in the last months of her life. Lula enjoyed her own solo adventure travels to Egypt, Africa, Egypt, Greece and Turkey. Lula was preceded in death by Ellsworth E. Simpson in 1985; and by her daughter, Carol J. Roth of Cedar Mill, Ore., in 2015. She is survived by her son, Thomas E. Simpson of Santa Cruz, Calif.; her granddaughters, Robyn Roth Vaughan (George Vaughan) of Portland and Deborah Roth Stueckle (Russell Stueckle), of Pacific City, Ore.; as well as her beloved great-grandsons, Riker, Kelly and Ethan. This graceful, vivacious and talented woman is greatly missed by all who knew her. As per her wishes, her ashes will be scattered at sea. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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