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Obituary for Joan Memmott Simpson

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Joan Memmott Simpson

November 16, 1950 - December 6, 2013

Joan Memmott Simpson, 63, passed away Friday morning, December 6, 2013.  She was born on November 16, 1950 to Evan Jed and Ruth Memmott in Gooding, Idaho.  Joan graduated from Ogden High School and attended Weber State University.

She married Andrew M. Simpson in the Salt Lake Temple on September 17, 1976.  She was the mother of five children: four boys, Scott, Robert, Richard, and Kevin, and one daughter, Sharon.  She worked for many years as a dorm aide at the School for the Deaf and Blind and later as a bus aide taking deaf children to and from school.  She went on an LDS mission to Germany and England.  She served in her church as a Nursery Leader, Primary Worker, and a Relief Society Visiting Teaching Supervisor.  She also served as a Cub Scout Leader.

She is survived by her husband, Andy, and her five children:  Scott (Jodie), Robert, Richard (Reasha), Kevin, and Sharon, and her grandchildren: Ambrosia, Benjamin, Joseph, Kiptyn, and Zane.  She is also survived by her eight siblings: Mary Lee (Lamar), Sherrie (Charles), Daniel (Jeannette), David (Ximena), LaDean (Mark), Lori (Steve), Becky (Kelly), and Michael (Brandi).  She is preceded in death by her parents, Evan and Ruth, as well as her grandson, Brandon.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 12 at 11:00 a.m.  at the LDS Washington Terrace 3rd Ward Chapel (4855 S 300 W, Washington Terrace).

Friends may visit with the family at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden Wednesday, December 11 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and prior to the services at the church on Thursday from 9:45-10:45 a.m.

Interment at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park.



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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Date: Thursday, December 12, 2013

Time: 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Washington Terrace 3rd Ward


4855 South 300 West, , Washington Terrace, UTAH, 84405

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Service Information

Date: Thursday, December 12, 2013

Time: 11:00 am -

Washington Terrace 3rd Ward


4855 South 300 West, , Washington Terrace, UTAH, 84405

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Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, December 12, 2013

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Born: November 16, 1950
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Condolences for Joan Memmott Simpson

LaRelia Jones posted on 12/14/13

The Memmott family has been an important part of my life and I send my sympathy to all. Joan has left much too soon. Eons ago, I taught her as a Merrihand in Primary for just a few weeks before she graduated to the Beehive class in MIA. I found her to be a sweet spirit with a tender, loving heart, and missed her when she moved on. May your precious memories heal your hearts during this difficult time. With my love, LaRelia


Sherilyn Olsen posted on 12/11/13

Joan is someone I'll always remember for her genuine kindness and care of others. Even after moving away from her neighborhood and ward, whenever she would see me in the stores or at other events, she would stop and catch up with me. I always felt valued around Joan. Her quiet, loving example reflects our Savior, Jesus Christ. Knowing that she is now in his presence just makes sense. She blessed the lives of so many, and raised a wonderful family. I've had the privilege of associating most of her children, and see Joan's goodness in them. She is gone too soon, and my heart and prayers are with her family. I'm so blessed to know all of you, and especially your wonderful wife and mom!


Steven Marker posted on 12/11/13

The Memmott family was a very solid part of the old 36th ward. I felt her marriage to Andy was a great match. Andy's mother, I Della, was a great scout leader to me in my youth. I wanted to pay my respects and extend our condolences from the Marker family for the loss of Joan. We wish you well Andy and to your children. I am confident the Lord will dry our tears! Sincerely, Steven L. Marker


Judy & Morris Wright posted on 12/11/13

We express our sincere sympathy to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and especially with Mary Lee and LaMar. We pray all of you will be blessed with peace and solace. We can only cry with you and pray for you but we know our Father will hold you all close at this time of parting and sorrow.


Brenda Lincoln posted on 12/11/13

Scoot, Robert, Richard, Kevin and Sharon sorry to hear about your Mother. You guys take care and if you need anything you know were I live. Love Brenda Lincoln


Elaine Flitton posted on 12/11/13

I knew Joan from work at Wasatch Transportation. She was such a kind loving person to all she knew. She loved working with the kids. I remember a couple of times I had the opportunity to take her to breakfast. I really enjoyed it. Another time we went to a dollar store. she bought a angel and gave to me. As she handed it to me she said I was her angel friend. I will never forget it. She is truly one of Gods chosen angels. She will be missed. My prayers go out to the family at this difficult time, and loss.


Boyd Kleefisch posted on 12/10/13

Dan, Sorry to learn of your loss. Linda and I have added Joan and your families to our prayers and wish you well during your time of sorrow. Boyd


Floyd Hansen posted on 12/10/13

Dan and family, so sorry to read of Joan's passing. The Memmott family has been so exemplary over the years. We extend love and prayers to all of you. Floyd & Bobbi Hansen


Nancy & Bill Kelley posted on 12/10/13

We want to express our deepest sympathy to all of you. Joan was a very special woman. We knew her from when she worked at the deaf and blind school as a aide. Nancy was also a aide and Joan was a good friend. Bill a driver and knew her also as well as Andy. We pray for comfort in the knowledge that she is in heaven and waiting for you all and in all your good memories. Nancy and Bill Kelley