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Army veteran of World War II, Cleo Avery Simpson went to be with the Lord on Oct. 8, 2006.
He was born Jan. 1, 1926, at Pond Fork, Mo.
An Army veteran of World War II, Cleo served in the European Theater. He was in the Army’s 45th Division quarter Master Corps, and helped liberate Dackau. After the war, he worked as a log truck driver, millwright and supervisor in various mills, retiring from P.W.T. in 1989.
Cleo faithfully attended the Nazarene Church of Ridgefield. His many memberships included the Daybreak Beagle Club, proudly receiving many awards from them; C.V.O.T.MA.; C.R.O.T.S.; and the N.W. Blue Grass Association.
Cleo was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; a daughter, Linda; two brothers, Basil Simpson, Thornfield, and Leon Simpson, Woodland, Wash.; and one sister, Shirley Goodnight, Sapulpa, Okla.
Survivors include his wife, Vicky; two daughters, Glenda Christian of Monroe, Wash., and Judy Dix, of Woodland, Wash.; two sons, Gerald Simpson, of Boise, Idaho, and Jesse Simpson, of Kelso, Wash.; stepdaughter Nancy Bowers, of Hartsville, Tenn.; Stepson, Jim Weldon, Orchards, Wash.; six sisters, Goldie Hart, Sedalia, Irene Humbyrd, Woodland, Wash., Lorene Hayes, Woodland, Wash., Clella Record and husband, Clarence, Longview, Wash., Utha Hayden and husband, Edward, Goldendale, Wash., and Bertha Kilkelly, Kalama, Wash.; plus grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Interment was in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Ore.