Vernice C. Simpson
1934 - 2020
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Vernice C. Simpson
March 29, 1934 - Jan. 24, 2020
Vernice Simpson died Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, surrounded by sons Bill with wife Michelle and Ron with wife Susan.
Vernice attended Hosford Grade School and High School at Cleveland. She met the love of her life, Al Simpson July 4, 1951 and they would marry Aug. 16,1952. Vernice and Al raised two sons, Bill and Ron.
Sister to Phyllis McIntyre; grandmother, to Bill's sons, Bryce and Brad, stepson, Chris Mitchell; Ron's sons, Scott and Colton, daughter, Stacy; great-grandmother, to Scott's daughter, Alexia and son, Tyler; Stacy's kids, Haley, Kyle and Kaitlinn; and great-great-grandmother, to Colton's daughter, Rylin. Preceded in death by her husband, Al Simpson.
Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at Wilhelm's Portland Memorial, 6705 S.E. 14th, Portland. Full obituary at:
Donations may be made to the American Heart Association.
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Published in The Oregonian from Feb. 7 to Feb. 9, 2020.
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March 28, 2020
I'm so very sorry for Bill and Ron losing their Mother.
Janet Sutton
March 28, 2020
So sorry about Vernice.
Janet Sutton
February 8, 2020
I can't imagine our street on 28th place without Vernice. She grew up in the house we owned at 3323 and then moved across the street when she married. They lived across from our current house and loved working in their beautiful yard. I was amazed how she still handled things even after Al passed away. She was so proud of her family and had a remarkable outlook on life. I'm so glad I got to talk to her when I was back in Portland last July. An amazing lady and I will truly miss her presence. My sympathies to her beloved family. Debra Goodling
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