Aimee Simpson passed away at her home in Wickenburg on Friday, June 13, 2008.
She was born Sept. 21, 1922 in Williams to Símon and Charlotte Pouquette. Aimee was born the youngest of six children. Her parents left France in the early 1900s to homestead in the Williams area and in Wickenburg where they ran their sheep and cattle business.
After graduating from Williams High School, Aimee attended Northern Arizona University and later met and married John Simpson in 1942, her husband of 54 years. Following the war, Aimee and John managed Sitgreaves Sheep and Cattle Company for 30 years.
Aimee currently owned the Simpson Cattle Co. and RV Park in Wickenburg. Aimee took much joy and pride in her role as wife, mom, nana and rancher. She worked hard to meet the day-to-day demands of the ranch life she loved and the family tradition she longed to carry on for five generations.
Aimee was a wonderful lady and a gracious hostess always ready with a smile, a hot cup of coffee and plenty to eat. "Nana's" kitchen was a warm and inviting place for family and friends to gather and to tell stories and to laugh together. Aimee shared her life, her love and her faith unselfishly and will be dearly missed by those whose lives she touched.
Aimee Simpson is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Larry and Sharon Simpson; daughter-in-law Kathy Simpson; grandchildren Stocker and Sage Simpson, Chris Rich, Steven Mohorn, and Lacey Camarillo; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband John W. Simpson in 1996 and son Johnny Simpson in 2006.
Funeral services for Aimee Simpson are being held at 10:00 a.m. today, Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Wickenburg with Fr. George Highberger as celebrant. Interment will take place at the Wickenburg Municipal Cemetery. Rosary and visitation were held on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at the Wickenburg Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of Arizona at 2222 W. Northern Ave. Suite A-100, Phoenix, AZ 85021.
Arrangements under the direction of Wickenburg Funeral Home.
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