DeKALB – Frances Lucile Simonson, 93, died Tuesday, April 10, 2013, at Pine Acres Rehab & Living Center, DeKalb.|
Born Oct. 22, 1919, in Fort Morgan, Colo., to Robert and Ella Mae (Rogers) Cole, she was united in marriage to Clinton G. Simonson on Dec. 7, 1946, in Chicago.
Frances enjoyed the outdoors in her garden. She loved to fish and travel. Games were something she was good at and she enjoyed bingo and Skip-Bo. She was a member of the VFW and the Moose Auxiliary, giving graciously of her time for more than 60 years.
Frances is survived by two daughters, Linda Davis of DeKalb and Phyllis E. (Charles) Pulliam of Olathe, Kan.; two sons, Paul (Trudy) Simonson of DeKalb and George (Bonnie) Simonson of Arden, N.C.; nine grandchildren, Becky, Kris, Mitch, Danniele, Clinton, Brandon, Brent, Brian and Derek; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She also is survived by two sisters, Lois Hoffman of Sycamore and Mabel Smith of Belvidere. She also will be remembered by many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clinton G. Simonson in 1980; and two brothers, Bobby and Johnny Cole.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Olson Funeral & Cremation Services Ltd., Quiram Sycamore Chapel, 1245 Somonauk St., Sycamore. To share a memory or condolence, visit www.olsonfh.com .
Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services Ltd., Quiram Sycamore Chapel.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Apr. 11, 2013