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Catherine Corlett "Katie" Simkins Crosley
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Birth: Jan. 8, 1894
Cedar City
Iron County
Utah, USA
Death: Mar. 20, 1988
Folsom
Sacramento County
California, USA

Eldest daughter of Simeon W. Simkins and Margaret Corlett; wife of David B. Crosley; mother of Isabelle and David Jr. Katie grew up in Utah and Nevada, losing her father at a young age. Her mother remarried, and Katie and her two siblings were raised mainly by her maternal grandmother in Cedar City. In 1913 at Los Angeles, she wed Dave, a traveling salesman for oil companies. The family moved around a lot over the years, and the couple separated once the children were grown. During World War II, Katie worked in the life vest department at McClellen AFB, Sacramento. She continued to work there until her retirement many years later. In 1981 Katie had a bad fall and had to be hospitalized. She then suffered several small strokes. Eventually, she recovered enough to be released to reside in a convalescense hospital and later a retirement home. At age 94, she died of pneumonia and Parkinson's Disease. 
 
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 Parents:
  Simeon W. Simkins (1868 - 1903)
  Margaret Corlett Kopp (1874 - 1938)
 
 Spouse:
  David Basile Crosley (1889 - 1942)
 
 Children:
  Corlett Isabella Crosley Tripp (1913 - 2001)*
  David Basile Crosley (1918 - 1997)*
 
 Siblings:
  Catherine Corlett Simkins Crosley (1894 - 1988)
  Nola Corlett Simkins Reid (1898 - 1977)*
  George Simkins (1900 - 1900)*
  Frank Kopp (1907 - 1970)**
  Marie Kopp (1909 - 1971)**
  Gerald Mae Kopp Ogle (1914 - 1959)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered at Chapel of the Chimes in Santa Rosa
 
Created by: Kathie
Record added: Oct 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78622645
Catherine Corlett Katie <i>Simkins</i> Crosley
Added by: Kathie
 
Catherine Corlett Katie <i>Simkins</i> Crosley
Added by: Kathie
 
 
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Rest in peace, Grandma.
- Kathie
 Added: Oct. 6, 2012
 
 
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