Madelyn Margaret (Monaghan) Simpson, who lived most of her life in Hood River, went home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Christmas Eve, 2015, at her home in Mosier, Ore.
Madelyn was born on Jan. 6, 1922, in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, to Elmer Lawrence Monaghan, and wife Virginia Louise (Garrett) Monaghan, being the second of eight children.
As a young child they moved from Idaho to Hood River, where she attended the Valley Christian Church, Barrett grade school, and graduated from Hood River High School. On Feb. 17, 1939, in Stevenson, Wash., she married the love of her life, Wilbert Harris Simpson, with whom she had five children.
Madelyn devoted her entire life to serving her Lord in Heaven, and her family here on earth. For over 40 years, she lived at the Simpson home on Paasch Drive in Pine Grove. She enjoyed both reading and writing poetry from her youth and in mid-life painting with oils, leaving many pictures which family members still enjoy to this day.
She is survived by her children: Phyllis, of Milwaukie, Ore., Gary, of Hood River, Ore., Steven, of Rufus, Ore., Stanley, of San Diego, Calif., and Gregory, of Mosier, Ore.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Madelyn was predeceased by her parents, three sisters, and one brother, as well as Wilbert, her husband of 49 years.
Viewing at Anderson’s Tribute Center will be from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2, followed at 2 p.m. by an abbreviated graveside service at the Pine Grove Butte Cemetery.
Madelyn's Celebration of Life service will also be at Anderson’s Tribute Center on Saturday, March 12, at 11 a.m., followed by a luncheon/reception time. Come join us as we celebrate the good life of Madelyn M. Simpson.
Memorial donations may be given to the Hood River Pregnancy Resource Center.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for the family.
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