The Edmond Sun

Obituaries

July 2, 2014

Ray L. Simpson

EDMOND —     Ray L. Simpson was born February 7, 1926, in Fallis, Okla., to James and Annie Simpson.  He passed away April 22, 2014, in Golden, Colo.

    Ray served his country during World War II.  He married Jickie Zwahlen February 14, 1948, in Albuquerque, N.M.  They made their home in Golden, Colo.  Ray and Jickie were married 40 years until her passing in 1988.  Ray was an avid hunter and fisherman and always maintained an impeccable yard with beautiful flowers.  He retired from the mining industry.  

    Ray married Mary G. Simpson on January 5, 1993, and they spent 20 years together, enjoying their beautiful yard, trips to Oklahoma and Cripple Creek, and their beloved Denver Broncos.  

    Ray was preceded in death by his parents; his wives, Jickie and Mary; six siblings; and Mary’s daughter, Carolyn Monk.  

    He is survived by his children, Mike, Ron, Tim, and Vickie Simpson; grandchildren, Michael John, Shawna, Cassie, Aaron, Jason, and Melissa; and several great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by Mary’s daughters, Kathy Bumgarner and Marilyn Simpson, and Mary’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as Donald, Mike, and Buzz McCuddy and their families.  

    Graveside services will be held Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the Luther Cemetery.  We will cherish our memories of Dad and miss his famous stories.

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