Mildred Signe (Peterson) Simpson, 93, of Aurora, CO passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016.

Mildred Signe (Peterson) Simpson, 93, of Aurora, CO passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016.


Mildred was born July 6, 1923, in Devils Lake, ND, the daughter of Isaac and Clara (Forbord) Peterson. She was Baptized on September 16, 1923, and completed her confirmation instruction on November 15, 1936, at Norway, Lutheran Church in rural Devils Lake.


Mildred is survived by her loving husband of 71 years Carson D. Simpson; daughters Cynthia (Fred) Burdick, Kathleen (Randall) Henderson, and Kristine Simpson; grandchildren Laura (John) Duggan, Carolyn (Jake) Einig Taylor, Tim (Elizabeth) Simpson, Jeff Henderson, Jill Henderson, Kristina (Mark) Keenan; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, John R. Peterson, Devils Lake, and two sisters, May Mikkelson Fleisher, Devils Lake, and Evelyn DeVany, Tacoma, Washington.


Throughout her life Mildred was an active volunteer in the community and in her church. After high school graduation, college and teaching school Mildred joined the US Navy during WWII. While in the
Navy she met her husband Carson and then settled in Lakewood, Colorado where they raised their three daughters. As a military family, Mildred and her family moved numerous times until they settled in Aurora, Colorado where Carson retired from active duty.


Next came many happy years of traveling, bowling, Senior Olympics, volunteering and enjoying grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Mildred’s funeral was held on Friday, January 6, 2017, at Hope Lutheran Church in Aurora, Colorado. She was laid to rest in Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado, that same day.


Mildred was in the care of Newcomer Funeral Home, Denver.