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Obituary: Eugene “S” Simpson

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Eugene "S" Simpson 1926 ~ 2005 LAS VEGAS, NEVADA / ST. GEORGE, UTAH - Eugene "S" Simpson, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend departed this mortal life to be with his Father in Heaven on Wednesday, July 27, 2005. Gene was born October 30, 1926, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the fifth of six boys, to George "V" Simpson and Pearl Lorene Smith Simpson. Gene married his sweetheart, Pauline Stewart, March 3, 1945, at the Naval Chapel in Seattle. On March 5, 1946, they were sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple. He attended Blaine School in Salt Lake City. At age 16, Gene moved to Los Angeles, supported himself, and graduated from Belmont High School, Los Angeles, CA. In 1942, he moved back to SLC, worked at delivering coal, laid RR track at Tooele Ordinance Depot, and apprenticed as a lineman for Utah Power and Light. The day before his 17th birthday, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, attended USN Hospital Corp School, and worked at USN Hospital in Seattle. He served as a USN Medical Corpsman with the 1st Marine Division, serving in Guam, China, and Japan. Gene owned and operated several businesses in Utah, California, and Nevada, to include: a collection agency, commercial real estate, mortgage, painting, construction, and plumbing companies. He loved sports and coaching his sons in football, basketball, and baseball. Gene served faithfully as Elders Quorum President, Seventy President, Bishop, Mission President, and on the Church General Seminars and Training Committee. Gene loved people - he always had a friendly word and a hug for everyone. He always said, "Children are God's real gift unto this world." Gene is survived by his: wife, Pauline; two sons, Stewart (Rebecca) and Douglas (Nancy); a daughter, Jolene (Allen) England; brother, Donald (Jean); sister-in-law, Hazel Parker Simpson; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces; and a myriad of friends and associates from around the world. We all love and miss him and know that his love and concern are with us always. He said, "I have lived a good life, did all I wanted to do, and I am ready to go anytime the Lord calls me." We know that he is involved in the Lord's work, and perhaps playing a little golf. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 1, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the Bloomington 7th Ward (Mulberry Chapel), 3381 S. Mulberry Dr., St. George, with a viewing from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., prior to services, at the Chapel. Graveside services will be Tuesday, August 2, at 11 a.m. at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park 3401 South Highland Dr in Salt Lake City. Friends and family are invited to offer their condolences at www.spilsburymortuary.com. Click on the dove. Obituaries are also available at our website. Click on the rose.