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Joe N. Simpson

March 9th, 1914 - December 24th, 2012

Joe N. Simpson, 98, of Nampa passed away Monday, December 24, at Streamside Assisted Living. He was born March 9, 1914 in Cleora, Oklahoma, to George and Myrtle Simpson. He married Shirley Bardsley on June 25, 1938 in Payette, Idaho. She preceeded him in death on Feb 15, 2012 after 73 years of marriage. During his life he worked at a CC Camp in California, ranches in Jordan Valley and Long Valley, the sale yard in Caldwell, the JR Simplot Co. and Sport King, retiring in 1976. Joe and Shirley farmed north of Notus, where they raised their 5 daughters. Mom and Dad lived south of Nampa on an acreage for 36 years. Dad loved to go to the desert and hunt with his hounds, take his grandkids fishing, listen to gospel country music and attend family gatherings. Mom and Dad enjoyed watching their grandkids’ sporting events. Dad had a great appreciation for a good horse. He is survived by his five daughters, Juanita (Harold) Tews, Carol Batson, Barbara (Bill) Bennett, Donna (Jeff) McDevitt and Elaine (Ken) Romero, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, his sister Orvilla and his brother Don. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, December 29th at 12:30p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, 1829 W. Iowa Ave, Nampa, Idaho. Joe’s family wishes to thank the staff at Streamside Assisted Living for loving and caring for their Dad for the past four years and to Treasure Valley Hospice for walking with them through the last few hours of Dad’s life. Donations may be made to your favorite charity in lieu of flowers. Service Information

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