Faye Simpson of Granbury, Texas, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012. She was 90.
Mrs. Simpson was born Jan. 28, 1921, in Clinton, Ark., to George and Mary (Harper) Campbell. When she was still a child, she and her family moved to a plantation home on the border between Arkansas and Mississippi where her father farmed. They later moved to Stonewall, Okla., and to Binger, Okla. She graduated from high school in Binger, Okla., and Southwestern State College in Weatherford, Okla. She did her graduate work at Southwestern State College and Western State College in Gunnison.
She married Wayne Simpson in 1946. They lived in Paris, Ark., before moving to Paonia in 1947, where she taught at Paonia High School. They moved to southwestern Colorado the following year. They returned to Delta County in 1964, where she taught high school English. They moved to Paonia and later to Orchard City. She moved to Texas in 2004 to be near her niece.
Mrs. Simpson taught high school English for 36 years in Kansas, Oklahoma, Dolores, Cortez, Durango and Delta. The last 14 years of her career were at Delta High School. She enjoyed writing essays, short stories and poetry, reading, animals, nature, the outdoors, little children and watching sports on television. She was a member of several environmental groups and the Methodist Church.
Cremation has taken place and per her request, no services will be held and her ashes will be scattered.
Mrs. Simpson was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Simpson in 1988; three sisters; and three brothers.
She is survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.blog comments powered by Disqus