Charlie and Jo-Ann
Jo-Ann Katson Simpson
  • 83 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 2, 1931
  • Place of birth:
    Albuquerque, United States
  • Date of passing: Aug 2, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    San Rafael, California, United States
Let the memory of Jo-Ann be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of Jo-Ann Simpson, 83, born on June 2, 1931 and passed away on August 2, 2014. We will remember her intellect, humor, and love for family and friends (and delicious food!)

Please feel free to use this website to share your memories, stories and photos of Jo-Ann with all of us. Since we are spread across the world, this helps maintain the bond we share of knowing Jo-Ann. I'll be adding more content when I get some of the photos and memorabilia that are safe in storage for now.

Much love to you all who were so important to her, and many thanks in advance for your shared memories.

Sabrina Simpson 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Jacquelyn Michelson on 21st August 2014

"I have many wonderful memories of my cousin Jo-Ann.Some of my earliest and most favorite are stories she would relate to me about her early relationship with my parents before my brothers and I were even born. She would tell me about hunting and fishing with them and what a good shot my mother was!! I cherished these memories as my parents died when I was 13 and 14. She helped keep those special times a part of my life. Her name for my Mom was MOONIE.
I also loved visiting Jo-Ann in Northern California. I ate my first artichoke at her home with two different sauces. I still prepare them that way today. Jo-Ann always arranged such interesting things to do when I visited.
She was the first person I knew who recycled cans. I started doing that very early on thanks to her example.
I loved when she came to Albuquerque And brought Sabrina. I adored playing with her as a baby!

Jo-Ann was a great example to many of the cousins growing up in Albuquerque . She had a wonderful education and spoke French which was so sophisticated to all of us! I remember when Jo-Ann and. Charlie were married. They had a beautiful reception at the Alvarado Hotel. I even remember the dress I wore.

I hope Sabrina and her family find comfort with these memories and that Jo-Ann is resting in peace."

This tribute was added by Helen Heitkamp on 16th August 2014

""A friend is someone
     who knows the
song in your heart
     and can sing it back
to you when you have
     forgotten the words..."   Jo-Ann was my friend...a thankful Nancy Hewitt"

This tribute was added by Connie Barrow on 11th August 2014

"I just added a recent photo.  I visited Jo-Ann for about an hour and a half in early May.  I did not expect her to know who I was, but she did.  She proudly introduced Tina and me to her nurse as her sisters.  She seemed happy, healthy and pleased to see us.  I never thought it would be my last visit with my big sister."


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