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Jean Satterfield Simpson

March 4, 1923 — May 3, 2015

Jean Satterfield Simpson

A. Jean Satterfield Simpson, 92, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 3, 2015, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Jean was born March 4, 1923, in Pocatello, Idaho, the daughter of Ammon Y. Satterfield and Jane Spence Satterfield. Jean was the eighth of nine children.

She attended Whittier Elementary School, Alameda Jr. High, and graduated from Pocatello High School in 1942. She married Acy Gene Pellum and had four wonderful children; Peggy JoAnn Betty, Marilyn Jean May, Brent Eugene Simpson Pellum, Gary Lynn Simpson.

She later meet and married Boyd "Bud" Simpson and had one more wonderful child, Darrell Kent Simpson. In her youth, she was a very accomplished acrobatic dancer and loved to sing. She performed with The Pinkerton Dance Academy at the worlds fair in Chicago, Illinois and in later years sang with the Commeatas for Pocatello and traveled to Europe which was one of the highlights of her life.

For many years, she was a loving and caring Home Health Nurse to many people, and her door was always open to anyone who needed care or needed a place to stay. Jean was a very meticulous housekeeper which helped her to be one of the first and best cleaners for Varsity Contractors for many years.

Jean also loved yard work, her flowers, canning and quilting. But most of all, she loved cooking holiday dinners for her family."Grandma's Lemon Cake"

Being raised L.D.S., Jean was a very devout member of the church. She spent her whole life devoted to the church. She enjoyed her many many years of work at the Idaho Falls Temple, Relief Society, visiting teaching, and her Monday night study group.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, and sisters, Lucile, Rulon, Ruby, Charles "Chic", Grace, Homer, and Jack; her four children, Peggy, Marilyn, Brent, and Gary; grandson, Bryan Seward.

She is survived by her sister, Veda Anderson, her son, Darrell Simpson, her many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Becky Sibson, who was always there when she needed her.

One of her great pleasures was spending time with Faith her great granddaughter and all of the grand children and great grandchildren. We love you and will miss you greatly, Mom and Grandma. You are the Greatest.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Alameda 2nd Ward Chapel (Jefferson & Walnut.) with Bishop Lane Anglesey officiating. The family will meet with friends on Friday, May 8, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Manning-Wheatley Funeral Chapel, 510 N. 12th Ave. and on Saturday one hour prior to services at the church.

Interment will be in Mountainview Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Manning-Wheatley Funeral Chapel. Visit online condolences at

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