May 30, 1920-Feb. 24, 2003
PENDLETON - A memorial service for Mildred Rosenberg Simpson will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bishop Funeral Chapel.
Mrs. Simpson, 82, of Pendleton, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at Willowbrook Terrace in Pendleton.
She was born May 30, 1920, at Pendleton to Herman C. and Nora Harvey Rosenberg. She grew up on the family farm just north of Pendleton near Fulton Elevator.
She attended a country school in Despain Gulch, attended a school at Riverside, the Fields School and Hawthorne School in Pendleton. She graduated from Pendleton High School, then attended Sullins College in Virginia.
On Aug. 21, 1940, she married Francis McNalley. The couple later divorced.
On Aug. 29, 1945, she married Glen L. Simpson at Libby, Mont. The couple farmed first in the South Cold Spring area, then in the Despain Gulch area. They raised and raced registered Quarter Horses and were long time members of the American Quarter Horse Association. The Simpsons were involved with and enjoyed rodeo, traveling all over the Northwest to participate.
Mrs. Simpson was an avid outdoors person and enjoyed fishing and hunting, trap shooting and was a great marksman. She enjoyed bowling and was an excellent bridge player. It was said she was a great cook and loved hosting family and friends.
She was active in the Peace Lutheran Church and for many years volunteered in the clothing department at Eastern Oregon State Hospital in Pendleton. She was a staunch supporter of the Pendleton Round-Up and a life member of the Round-Up Hall of Fame.
Survivors include her children, Terry Simpson, Glen Simpson Jr., and Shelly Carey, all of Pendleton; brothers, Herman Rosenberg of Pilot Rock, and Jim Rosenberg of Pendleton; sister, June Kamm of Stanfield; grandchildren, Shaun Simpson, Christina Tunney, Dr. Tamara Simpson, Luke Simpson, Sunny Kelly, Jessie Richards, Samantha Gallagher, Billy Jo Sinclair, Colin Simpson, and stepgrandchildren, Leah Carey, Myrah Carey, and Jacob Carey; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband, Glen.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Umatilla County Historical Society or to the Pendleton Round-Up Hall of Fame through Bishop Funeral Chapel of Pendleton, P.O. Box 325, Pendleton, OR 97801.