Joanne K. (Jody) Simpson


Joanne K (Jody) Simpson, 88, of Corvallis, Ore., formerly from Sunnyside, died Monday, Sept. 7, 2015, at the Oregon Veteran’s Home in Lebanon, after a long battle with Altzheimer’s Disease.

She was born on Oct. 29, 1926 in Lustre, Mont., to James H. Tade and Grace C. (Branley) Tade. After WWII, the Tade family moved to Sunnyside.

Jody is survived by her sister; Mary Patnode of Lacey; a son, Norman R. Simpson Jr. of Vancouver; a daughter–in-law; Suzanne Simpson of Sunnyside; two daughters, Mary Jo Simpson of Spokane and Cathy Shreeve of Corvallis; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Inurnment will be Saturday, Oct. 12, 2015, at 1 p.m. at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside, with a reception following at The Grape Vine Inn (Best Western) meeting room, in Sunnyside.

Those wishing to sign Ms. Simpson’s online memorial book may do so at

Smith Funeral Home Ltd and Crematory is in care of arrangements.

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