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Ivy Simpson

July 24, 1920 ~ December 23, 2021 (age 101)


Ivy Hunsaker Simpson passed away peacefully at the Star Valley Care Center on December 23, 2021.
Ivy was born July 24, 1920 to Wilford W and Rachael Ivy Parson Hunsaker.
She was the 4th of seven children. She grew up on the family farm.  
She attended school 1st thru 8th grade in Smoot then on to high school in Afton.
Ivy married Jessie Calvin Simpson on July 25, 1936 in Randolph, Utah
They started their married life in Bedford, Wy. A daughter LuGene and a son Doyle was born to them
while living in there.
Jess and Ivy decided to buy the George Hemmert Ranch  
2.5 miles north of Thayne twin daughters Sharen and Karen were born and 2 years later another 
daughter UnaRae was born to them. Ivy worked in the Thayne School Lunch Program,
Swiss Mountain Cafe as their cook.
Jess and Ivy bought the Peter Pan Cafe in Thayne then later sold it and moved back the the 
Ranch. Eventually they sold there ranch and bought the Boyd Simpson Ranch just south 
of there place just up the road where they made their home.
Ivy also worked at the Swiss Cheese factory, Call Air, Polaris, Aerotek in Afton
building airplanes and snowmobiles.
She was a hard worker putting in her 8 hours coming home and working on the ranch
and raising her family.
She loved to Quilt making each of her children one plus each of her grandchildren one.
She loved to Crochet, Knitting, Singing to her grandchildren and she love classic County Music.
The last 6 years and 5 months was spent in the Care Center.
She was happy being there tell her jokes and her stories, singing they would play the oldies and Mom
new them all. She loved visiting with the Nursing Staff and the Residence that live there.
Ivy had a good memory and was able to give a lot of information about Smoot and the people
who lived there back in the day.
Mom had the privilege of being the first to have her family sealed in the Star Valley Temple
November 1, 2017.
Her greatest blessing was her Family.
She is survived by her children LuGene (Robert) Osmond Sandy Utah, Doyle, Sharen Trefren, 
and Karen Huston of Thayne. 
23 Grandchildren, 59 Great Grandchildren, 39 Great Great Grandchildren and 3 Great Great Great
She is preceded in death by her husband Jess, a daughter UnaRae, Son-in-law, 2 Granddaughters,
Great Granddaughter, Great Grandson. Her Parents Wilford and Rachel Hunsaker, Brothers Ronnie,
Lynn, O'Dell and AD. Two Sisters Erma(Handy)Anderson and Velda(Delbert)Heiner.


24 Hour Viewing
December 29, 2021

10:00 AM
Thayne LDS Chapel
Van Noy &, Bedford Road
Thayne, WY 83127

Funeral Service
December 29, 2021

12:00 PM
Thayne LDS Chapel
Van Noy &, Bedford Road
Thayne, WY 83127

Video is available for this event

Interment following funeral service
December 29, 2021

Thayne Cemetery
Thayne-Bedford county road 122, or Dana Street
Thayne, WY 83127

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