Jo Ann (Turley) Simpson
1937 - 2020
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Jo Ann Simpson of Tucumcari passed away April 13, 2020, in Amarillo, Texas. Jo Ann was born in Springer, New Mexico, on September 13, 1937, to George and Mavis (Davenport) Turley. Jo Ann graduated from Clayton High School and went to work at an abstract office soon after.
Jo Ann loved to read (food for the mind) and loved music (food for the soul). She knew there was a song for every occasion and would say "I can't imagine a world without music." She played the piano by ear and could play just about any song you asked her to play. She played in a dance band for a while, usually at a school gymnasium in surrounding small towns on Saturday nights.
Jo Ann inherited her musical talent and love of music from her father who played with several bands around Amarillo in the 40's and 50's, including Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys.
Jo Ann married David (Punk) Simpson and had 3 children, Russell, Scott and Tami. She was preceded in death by her father, her mother, a stepfather, three brothers, her husband and a son.
Jo Ann is survived by a son, Scott Simpson (Cheryl), a daughter, Tami Simpson (Steve), 3 grandchildren, Amber, Sean (Amy) and Curtis (Desiree) and 7 great grandchildren.
Jo Ann wrote her own obituary and in that obituary she requested a short graveside service which will be at a later date, she wanted her family to have dinner together and tell their favorite Mom/Granny stories, and lastly, she wrote, "remember me with a smile."
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to Paws and Claws Animal Rescue of Quay County, P. O. Box 143, Tucumcari, NM 88401.

"What we once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose. For all that we love deeply becomes a part of us."

Helen Keller


Until we meet again Mom……..


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Published in Quay County Sun from Apr. 27 to Apr. 29, 2020.
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April 29, 2020
My mother Marilyn Turley loved her so much. She had so many good stories. Heaven is a much louder place now that they are all together.
Melinda Rowley
April 29, 2020
I am truly miss her loved her music and all the fun we had together love you very much RIP fly with the Angel's tell everyone hello in heaven.
Venita Marshall
Family
April 28, 2020
So sorry for your loss. JoAnn was one of a kind. Will truly miss her.
Prayers, LaJuanah Kingston
April 28, 2020
TAMI, I AM SO SAD TO READ THIS. PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCES TO YOU AND THE REST OF THE FAMILY.
MARILYN PARKER.
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