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Maudeline Mary Simpson

Long time Craig resident Maudeline Mary Simpson died Sept. 25, 2002, at The Memorial Hospital. She was 77.

Simpson was born in Eminence, Mo., on May 16, 1925, to Otis H. and Effie Elizabeth (Keeling) Miller. Her parents moved the family to Elkhead Creek in the spring of 1928. She lived there off and on until she married William F. Simpson on March 5, 1947. She has lived on the Simpson Ranch since then, except for eight winters they spent in Phoenix.

Simpson was active in the Fortification Home Demonstration Club and participated in the Moffat County Fair for many years. This past August she was honored as a fair super superintendent.

She enjoyed quilting, knitting, crocheting, cooking, canning, gardening and fishing as well as visiting with her many friends and neighbors. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Craig.

Simpson is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Kathy Simpson, of Craig; daughter and son-in-law, Patti and Glen Legler, of Casper, Wyo.; grandchildren, Jason, Brad, Scott and Stacy Legler; brothers, Irby Miller of Montrose, Colo., and Leonard Miller, of Craig; sister-in-law, Virginia McAboy of Montrose and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill; brother, Harvey and sister, Bernice.

A memorial service was held Sept. 28, 2002, at the First Christian Church with Merv Johnson officiating. A graveside service preceded the memorial service at Craig Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jason Legler, Brad Legler, Scott Legler, Stacy Legler, Joel Williams and Bill Loudy.

Honorary pallbearers were Leonard Miller, Irby Miller, Jim Simpson, Joe Simpson and Glen Legler.

Memorial contributions may be made either to The First Christian Church or The Memorial Hospital in care of Grant Mortuary.


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