Mary Louise (Dickey) Simpson of Medford, Ore. passed into the arms of her loving Lord and Savior Jesus Christ August 11, 2014 at the age of 86, at home surrounded by her family. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa February 3, 1928 to John and Lucy Dickey. She is a graduate of Des Moines North High School. She married the love of her life, Harold Simpson, September 12, 1947.
Mary was a homemaker and the mother of four children. Harold and Mary served as missionaries with Gospel Missionary Union for five years in Manitoba, Canada and then returned to Des Mones where Harold pastored a church and Mary worked as an executive secretary for Lutheran Social Services of Iowa for 25 years. Harold and Mary moved to Medford, Ore. in 2002. Mary inherited her love of flower gardening from her mother. Mary was a member of First Baptist Church of Medford, Ore.
Mary is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Harold James Simpson Sr.; sister, Joan Shidler of Shreveport, La.; children, Harold (Jamie) Simpson Jr. (Betty) of Johnston, Iowa, Mary Lucy Prim of Medford, Ore., Dickey Lloyd Simpson (Becky) of Des Moines, Iowa, and Timothy Paul Simpson Sr., of Medford, Ore.; grandchildren, Kent, Beth, Harold (Jim), Afton, Jonathon, Jennifer, Nathan, Jason, Lisa, Amy, Tim II; and 15 great-grandchildren. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lucy Dickey; sister, Dolores Hughes; and great-granddaughter, Ava M. Putney. Mary will be greatly missed by all.
Memorial service will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 15, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Medford Oregon. Flowers may be sent to First Baptist Church at 649 Crater Lake Avenue, Medford, Oregon 97504. Cards may be sent to 1570 S. Peach #93, Medford, Oregon 97501.