Wilma Arleen Simonson, 70, of Billings, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, May 10, 2013.
She was born March 30, 1943 to William and Mary Knorr in Wolf Point, MT and had six siblings.
On July 29, 1962 Wilma married Lyle Simonson in Coeur D’Alene, ID, spending 21 years as a military spouse. She worked for Albertson’s for 11 years and in airport security for two years.
Wilma loved to read, sew, and was very creative. She made all of her grandchildren costumes. Wilma was very caring, nurturing and giving – family was of the utmost importance to her.
“Mom was such a good wife that everyone loved her very much. All the children – daughters, grandchildren, loved her dearly as did I, her husband of 50 years. She will be truly in heaven and will wait for myself and many friends will miss her also for sure. We all know she is in a good life in heaven with all her family and friends.” Lyle Simonson
Wilma was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Lawrence Reddog, Leland Reddog, Lyle Reddog, Ervin Reddog; and sisters LaVerne Miller and Irene Scott.
She is survived by her husband Lyle of Billings; children Lorie Hunt of Joliet, Natalie (Mark) Gore of St. Paul, MN, Kris Simonson (Tim Bayliss) of Seattle, WA, and Nathan Simonson of Billings; grandchildren Brandonn, Jessica (Olin), Lindsey, Alexander and Ruthie; great-grandchildren Adrianne, Weston, Payton, Kaleigha and Salina; along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Cremation & Funeral Gallery.