She was preceded in death by her father, Merle Simonson, Sr. and her nephew, James Ehrlich.
Survivors include her mother, Terese Simonson; four brothers, Stan; John; James and Joe Simonson; three sisters, Terri (Clarke) Ehrlich, Jeanene (Jimmie) Jones and Becky Simonson and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and friends.
Visitation was held Friday, March 9, from 5-7 p.m. at Galloway & Sons Funeral Home in Beeville with a rosary to be recited there at 7 o’clock.
The funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Saturday March 10 at 11 a.m. with Father Pat Donohoe officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Food for the Poor, the Food Bank of Corpus Christi, St. Mary’s Academy Charter School in Beeville, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the charity of one’s choice.
Pallbearers will be her nephews, Charles Simonson, James Parker, John Simonson, Jay Jones, Jodie Biggs, Daniel Jones and James Simonson.
Alex Head will be an honorary pallbearer.
Services entrusted to Galloway and Sons Funeral Home in Beeville.