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Mary Louise Simon

August 12, 1934 — March 28, 2022

Simon, Mary Louise August 12, 1934 – March 28, 2022

With Mary Louise Simon’s passing we grieve our loss, but celebrate the joy for the light she has shared with the world and giving so much of herself to her family, friends and community.

Mary Louise, 87, passed away to join with her Lord and Savior on Monday, March 28, 2022. She was born as Maria Louise De Nunez in El Centro, California to Bilar de Nunez and Maria Louise Ojida later adopted and raised in Calexico, California by William E, Taylor (a Calexico Police Officer) and Nina Mae Taylor (a house wife) when her name changed to Mary Louise Taylor. Mary Louise graduated Calexico High School and received a “letter” in basketball she proudly wore on her sweater. Mary Louise was also a great marksmen with a rifle, she belonged to the Yuma Rifle Club. Mary Louise married Walter T. Simon, a member of the U.S. Navy stationed in San Diego. The majority of their family life was spent in San Diego, California. Mary Louise is survived by her husband Walter T. Simon (88) of Cave Junction, OR. and daughters, Nancy L. Grimes (68) of Waynesboro, TN., Kathrine Levine (65) of Oregon City, OR, and her three sons, David E. Simon (63) of Sacramento, CA., Walter T. Simon, Jr. (61) of Lakeside, CA., and Kenneth L. Simon (60) of Alturas, CA. She leaves thirteen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren with another on the way.

Mary Louise was a first generation American and was the youngest of thirteen children born to her natural parents. Upon her mother’s death, Mary Louise was placed for adoption at a very young age. Later, after her high school graduation, her natural Brother, Frank Nunez of Los Gatos, CA. made contact with her and explained to Mary Louise about her natural family and their whereabouts. She kept in contact with her brother until his death. Mary Louise had many jobs during her lifetime, she retired as a branch manager from the North Island Federal Credit Union (El Cajon Branch in San Diego), and moved to Cave Junction, Oregon in 1990. Walter and Mary Louise have lived in Cave Junction for the past 32 years. They were hoping to celebrate their 68th wedding anniversary this May 2022. Walter and Mary Louise became members of the Illinois Valley Evangelical Free Church prior to the church being built at its currently location. Mary Louise handled the financial books for the church while it was under construction

Found in my mother’s Bible written in her own hand:
“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day, Unseen, Unheard, but always near. Still Loved, Missed and Very Near.”

A private family service will inter Mary Louise at the Eagle Point National Cemetery on April 28, 2022 at 1000 am. A Celebration of Life for all wishing to attend will be celebrated at Illinois Valley Evangelical Free Church, 498 Laurel Rd, Cave Junction, OR 97523. On April 30, 2022 at 11 a.m. online condolences can be left at Hull & Hull website.

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celebration of life

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Pacific time)

Valley Evangelical Free Church

498 Laurel Road, Cave Junction, OR 97523

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