Helga Susanne Schulz Simpson of Eugene died peacefully on April 18th, 2020. She was born in Germany and grew up in an orphanage in what was East Berlin. On July 27 1967, she married Patrick James Simpson in Berlin, Germany. They were married for 51 years before his death in 2019. She was a dutiful military wife for 20 years, living in several bases including West Point, NY; Fort Lewis, WA; and Aschaffenburg, Germany. The last 31 years were spent enjoying retirement in Eugene. She is survived by children Mary Flynn (Bryan),Annapolis, MD; Alex Simpson, Eugene, OR; Kathleen Murray (Levi),Springfield, OR; Agnes Kruger, Berlin, Germany; Steve Sankey (Carla),El Cerrito, CA. Grandchildren Whitney Murray, Patrick and Alex Flynn, and Devon and Sarina Sankey Susanne loved to garden and her beautiful rose bushes attracted a lot of attention in her community of Chevy Chase. She also enjoyed cooking and knitting. She will be laid to rest on April 28th at Willamette National Cemetery.
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