Mary “Linda” Simpson, 79, of Garland, TX passed away peacefully at home on September 27, 2022.
Celebration of life services will be held Saturday, October 15, 2022, 10:00 a.m. at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 1200 N. Shiloh Rd, Garland, with Rev. Miguel Carmona officiating. A lunch reception will be held immediately following mass at 940 E. Beltline Rd, Richardson, TX. A private interment will be held at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Linda was born in Dallas, TX to Robert and Mary Wallace on September 19, 1943. She was a graduate of North Dallas High School and East Texas State University. She married her best friend, Gene Simpson on August 28th, 1985 in Garland, TX. She worked as a school teacher and was a small business owner. She was very active in church, a leader in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venture Crew and taught Sunday school.
Linda never met a stranger. She was well known and loved by our friends and the neighborhood kids, and definitely played the role of surrogate mom to many. She taught her children the importance of education, hard work, being independent, always doing the right thing and treat people the way you want to be treated. She once said, “The real heroes in life are the people who get up and go to work every day and come home and take care of their families.” She loved spending time with her grandkids and helping to raise them from infancy to pre-school or beyond was one of her greatest joys. She took the grandkids to swimming lessons, dance class, recitals, baseball, karate, the park/playground, the library, and most importantly, church. She loved anything chocolate. She could sew anything, pattern optional. She once sewed an entire nativity scene of costumes for church in a weekend. She was selfless, strong, hilarious, resourceful, stubborn, loving, determined, brave, tenacious, thoughtful, practical, frugal, independent, hard worker, loyal, generous, and often times, late. She had a great sense of humor, and the ability to shock with her quick wit. She grew up in a time when a woman’s place was at home, yet she persevered and earned her journalism degree. Yes, she would correct your grammar. She gave the best hugs and was a pro snuggler. There are so many memories to share, and so many lives
that she has touched. She is already greatly missed and always will be. Some voids can never be filled.
Linda is preceded in death by her parents Robert and Mary Wallace.
Linda is survived by her husband Gene Simpson, Children and their spouses: Gary Ware (Caprice) of Gahanna, OH, Lisa Ware-Krantz of Rockwall, TX, Amy Ware of Garland, TX, Coby Aaron (Marsha) of McKinney TX, Nikki Simpson Maddux (Chad) of Wylie, TX, Elizabeth Simpson Trahan (Kenny) of Spring, TX Grandchildren: Jazmyn Ware, Misty Trahan Berry (Casey), Sevastion Aaron, Robert, Jazmine, & Jeff Ware, Brooke & Brynn Krantz, Grace & Caleb Maddux, and Jordan Bovinich. Great-Grandchild: Mason Berry. Godsons: Jared Morris and Thomas Esquivel
Memorial donations may be made in Linda’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, https://www.alz.org
or the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, https://www.bcrf.org