Dolores Lucille Simpson 92 passed away November 21, 2019 at Presbyterian Homes in
Dolores was born in Chatfield, MN., on January 23, 1927, to George Grieve and Gladys
Ferguson Grieve. Dolores was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in
Dolores grew up on the family farm and attended country school at rural Chatfield and
graduated from Chatfield High School in 1944.
Dolores and her sister Mildred moved to Los Angeles, CA in 1946. On January 1, 1948
Dolores married Eldon Simpson. They made their home in Gardena, CA., where they raised
their 3 sons. Eldon passed away in 1960, as a result of an accident at work.
Dolores was employed for several years at Gardena Memorial Hospital in Gardena, CA.
Dolores enjoyed bowling, cake decorating and attending and watching sporting events. She
was an avid fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the L. A. Lakers & the L. A. Rams.
In August of 2008 Dolores moved back to Minnesota and resided at Presbyterian Homes of
Roseville until the time of her death.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, brother Lyle and sister Mildred.
She is survived by her 3 sons, Dale of Minneapolis, Dennis [Martha] of Gardena, CA and
Donald of Sun City, CA., and 3 grandchildren, Ryan, Shannon and Sean, cousins, nieces and
nephews. She is also survived by 2 brothers, George of Indio, CA and Lyman of Chatfield.
The funeral service will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chatfield at 10:00 A.M. on
December 16, 2019, with Pastor Peter J. Haugen officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul
Lutheran Cemetery following the funeral service. Visitation is from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at the
church prior to the funeral service.
The family prefers memorials to Presbyterian Homes or St. Paul Lutheran Church.
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