Dennis Wayne Simpson
Dennis was born to Charles Simpson, Sr. & Eleanor (Jungwirth) Simpson in Woodburn, OR on April 19th, 1946. He graduated from Woodburn High School in 1964, served one tour in Vietnam with the Army, and afterwards earned a Bachelor's degree from Oregon State University. He worked as an accounting manager for the State of Oregon until his retirement in 2004.
He married Beulah "Babe" Leder on August 17, 1974, and they stayed together for 17 years. He later met Gail Quinn, who was his partner until his passing.
He is survived by his 4 children; Vicki (Gary) Greer, Michael, Ken, and Jeff (Heather) Simpson, as well as his siblings Charles Simpson, Jr. and Diana Simpson, his partner Gail Quinn, grandchildren Brianna (Mike) Courier, Elijha Simpson, Paige Simpson, Aurora Simpson, and his great grandchildren; Jordan, Carson & Kolton Courier. There is also Gail's granddaughter, Ellee Frenzel, who Dennis loved as his own.
He was predeceased by his parents, Charles Sr. & Eleanor Simpson, infant daughter Denise Simpson, his sister, Carol Simpson, and his grandson, Justin Greer.
Dennis loved to travel and spend time with his family. He was a wonderful provider, and expressed his love by making sure that his children had their needs and wants met, for as long as he lived. He regularly hosted Christmas and other holidays at his home for his family and extended family. He was an avid reader of science fiction and also enjoyed gardening.
He did not know a stranger; he had a smile for everyone and loved to visit with people anywhere he went. He loved going to coffee every Tuesday with a group of fellow retired state employees and loved to keep in touch with old friends. He also enjoyed going to the Courthouse Athletic Club, which was a special place for him, where he made new friends.
He will be interred at Willamette Memorial Cemetery in Portland, OR. In lieu of a funeral service, a Celebration of Life will be held at his home on Saturday, June 17, 2017, from 12:00pm – 4:00pm. Call 503-393-7430 for the address.
Please come ready to tell stories of remembrance. Food and beverages will be served.