Simone Alice Harrison
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December 15, 1912 - June 16, 2012
Simone passed away peacefully at the age of 99 1/2 at her home in Palm Desert, California surrounded by her family on June 16, 2012. Her parents, Charles and Alice Mayer, came from Belgium. Simone and a twin sister were born in Charleston, West Virginia. Simone moved to California at the age of seven. She married Al Harrison "The Watermelon King" on September 15, 1935 in Long Beach. Her three children were born at Long Beach Community Hospital. Al and Simone traveled the world; with their most memorable trip was the last voyage on the Queen Mary from England to Long Beach in 1967. Al passed away in 1985. Simone continued her travels, spending time between her two homes in Palm Desert and her favorite city, Long Beach. She is survived by daughter, Yvonne (Carl) Calkins of Long Beach; son, Tom (Sharon) Harrison of Tubac, Arizona and daughter, Louise Slanker of Oceanside, California; seven grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren. Services will be private. Please sign the guestbook
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on June 21, 2012