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Roy Lee Simpson
© Cheyenne Star
Submitted by: Wanda Purcell



Services for Roy Lee Simpson, a former resident of Roger Mills County, Oklahoma were held at Pierce Brothers Chapel in North Hollywood, California on Thursday, October 29, 1981 with Rev. Edward J. Kritz of the Van Nuys Batpist Church officiating.
Roy was born October 17, 1917 at Cheyenne and passed away October 24, 1981 in Arleta, California.
He lived with his family in the Rose Hill community until joining the U.S. Army in 1941. Roy served in the Army five years participating in the campaigns of Generals Mark Clark and George S. Patton from North Africa, through Sicily and into Italy. He advanced to the rank of Staff Sergeant and earned several medals including two Bronze Battle Stars.
Roy was wounded in Italy and transferred to Phoenix, Arizona where he was assigned to a Military Police Unit to Guard German prisioners. After his discharge Roy lived in Phoenix, Arizona until 1976 when he moved to Arleta, California.
After relocating in California, at the age of 60, Roy joined the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and was assigned to Los Angeles International Airport as a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Inspector.
National Geographic Magazine featured an article on Roy in March of this year. The article described Roy as "A quiet, bookish man, with an eye for detail."
Roy leaves his sons, Robert and Ronald Simpson of Arleta, California; their mother, Ruth Simpson Marsala also of Arleta; one brother, Buck Simpson of Haywood, California; and two sisters, Beulah McLean of Pampa, Texas; and Fronia Branson of Long View, Texas.
In attendance at the services in California were Goldie Spitzer Slater, Larry Montgomery, Mrs. Claude {Lita} Montgomery of Sacramento, California; Bill and Ruth Montgomery of Los Cruces, New Mexico; and Harold and Lee Montgomery Mercer of Houston, Texas.


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