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Fay Dorothy Simons
(August 10, 1914 - June 11, 2014)

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Fay Dorothy Simons

Fay Dorothy Simons was born on August 10, 1914 in a tarpaper shack on a homestead about 15 miles north of Opheim, Montana. She was assisted into life by a Blackfoot Indian midwife names Macula. She was the third child of four born to Jay B. and Franc E. Halsted. Fay lived in many places while growing up. After the farm failed the family moved to Whitefish, Montana then on to Glasgow, Montana. In 1920, Jay got a job working for the Bolsa Chica Oil Company in Signal Hill, California. Still with Bolsa Chica Oil, they moved to Kettleman Hills, California then on to Long Beach, California. In 1931, on her way to a gambling boat offshore she came to meet her future husband Howard D. Hartman. This marriage brought forth a daughter Dorothy Dee and a son Richard Lee. In 1947, this marriage ended. In 1953, Fay married Charles H. (Andy) Andrews. Andy had always wanted to move to Northern California so in 1958 they moved to Doyle, California and constructed an R.V. Park named “Windbreak Park”. Together, they made their own cement blocks to build the buildings. Andy passed away in 1972. Fay married Terry Simons in 1977. They sold the R.V. Park and moved onto a one acre lot where they enjoyed traveling in their motorhomes until 2000 when Terry passed away. In 2009, Fay fell and broke her back unable to drive any more she moved to Salmon to be closer to her son. While in Salmon she meet Peggy Marshall and together they spent many days and nights making hats, pot holders, and various other things to sell. Fay Simons passed away at 99 years of age on June 11, 2014 in her own apartment with her son and Peggy by her side. She is survived by her son Richard (Val) Hartman, six grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. Her wishes were to be returned to Doyle, California. Arrangements by Jones & Casey Funeral Home of Salmon, Idaho.


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