Ida M. Simon


Ida Simon passed away peacefully surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Ida was born June 21, 1935, at the family home in Central Park, Washington, to Hilda and Lewis Chamberlin.

Ida Married the love of her life, Earl Simon, in 1952. They just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Ida brought joy and laughter to those who knew her. Her passion and commitment to her children and grandchildren were her life lines. She love so many things; music, dancing and gardening. She also loved cooking and entertaining for the people she loved.

Ida and Earl eventually moved from their Hood Canal home and made their final home in Tumwater.

Ida is survived by her loving husband, Earl; daughter, Patti; sons, Michael and Ken (Lynn); daughter-in-law, Brenda; brother, Frank (Nancy); 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Jimmy, Robert, John, Dwight, and Richard; son, Steven; and grandson, Krystopher.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2012, at the Red Lion Inn, 2300 Evergreen Park Drive SW in Olympia.

Donations can be made in Ida’s name to the American Cancer Society.