Helen Rose <I>McCasland</I> Simpson

Helen Rose McCasland Simpson

Birth
Silverton, Briscoe County, Texas, USA
Death 11 Dec 2009 (aged 80)
Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado, USA
Burial Tulia, Swisher County, Texas, USA
Plot H-241A-4 unmarked
Memorial ID 45351494 · View Source
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TULIA - Funeral services for Helen Rose Simpson of Tulia will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. James Hassell, pastor, and the Rev. Charles Davenport, former pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. Mrs. Simpson died Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado in Grand Junction, Colo.


Published in Plainview Daily Herald from December 18 to December 19, 2009
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Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. James Hassell, pastor, and the Rev. Charles Davenport, former pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia.

Helen Rose McCasland was born Sept. 18, 1929, in Silverton to Dr. Roy Franklin and Irene Zeeck McCasland and died Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, in Grand Junction, Colo., with her loving family by her side.

The family moved to Tulia when she was a toddler. Helen graduated in 1947 from Tulia High School and received a bachelor's degree from the University of North Texas. After college, Helen taught school in Tulia, where she met and married John N. Simpson Jr., in 1955. She was a devoted wife who raised two daughters and taught English to many lucky Tulia students.

Helen's passions included cooking, singing, and sharing hugs and laughter with friends, family and former students. She never met a stranger and never stopped smiling. Helen served on the board of Swisher County Museum, volunteered at many community events, taught Sunday school and was a lifelong member of the sanctuary choir at First Baptist Church. In 2005, Helen received the Pioneer Spirit Award from the Tulia Chamber of Commerce. During her lifetime, Helen sang at countless weddings, funerals and special performances, gracing the community with her lovely mezzo-soprano voice. Her three grandchildren were Helen's pride and joy.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a nephew, Paul Brown.

Survivors include her husband, John Simpson of Tulia and Grand Junction; two daughters, Camille Redding and husband Ken of Grand Junction and Suzanne McClure and husband Mike of Vail, Colo.; a sister, Dorothy Brown and husband Robert of Tulia; a brother, Dr. Roy A. McCasland of Tulia; a nephew, Steve R. Brown of Dripping Springs; an aunt, Lunelle Zeeck of Midland; many cousins; several nieces and nephews of the Simpson family; two granddaughters, Lillian Redding and Ava Redding, both of Grand Junction; and a grandson, Scott McClure of Vail.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to The Alzheimer's Association (Helen Rose Simpson Memorial Fund); Swisher County Museum; First Baptist Church in Tulia; Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090-B N. 12th St., Grand Junction, CO 81506, www.hospicewco.com; or a favorite charitable organization.

Sign the online guest book at www.kornerstonefunerals.com.

Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 18, 2009


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  • Created by: Janice Williams Langley
  • Added: 12 Dec 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 45351494
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Helen Rose McCasland Simpson (18 Sep 1929–11 Dec 2009), Find a Grave Memorial no. 45351494, citing Rose Hill Cemetery, Tulia, Swisher County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Janice Williams Langley (contributor 46826182) .