Cynthia Anne Simpson |

Cynthia Anne Simpson

Cynthia Anne Simpson of Redstone died Feb. 22. A celebration of her life will be held March 12 in Marble.

Cynthia Anne Simpson, 69, lost her courageous battle with cancer on Feb. 22. Cindy and her surviving husband, Dick, were longtime residents of Wichita, Kan., before moving to Redstone in 2001.

Cindy was born on April 15, 1935, in What Cheer, Iowa, the daughter of Carl and Lois Draegert. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother David.

Cindy and Dick graduated from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, where they met during New Student Days on a rooftop. They were married on Aug. 11, 1956, and have three surviving sons: David, currently living in Bondorf, Germany; John, in Encinitas, Calif.; and Mark, now living in Glenwood Springs.

After earning her doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Kansas in 1981, Cindy expressed her commitment to people throughout her dedicated career as a psychologist. In Redstone, she found her spiritual home, continuing her lifetime love of music, nature, gardening, hiking and the outdoors. She has also traveled extensively throughout the continents of the world.Cindy and her husband shared their interests and affection for Redstone with friends and guests of their Hundred Acre Wood Bed & Breakfast. She has requested that there be a memorial celebration of life, and it will be held Saturday, March 12, at 3 p.m. at the Marble Community Church, with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, she asked that any memorial contributions be made to the Redstone Art Foundation/Cindy Simpson Memorial, PO Box 1485, Carbondale, CO 81623, for the benefit of the community of Redstone. Her strength and perseverance will be remembered by family, friends and community.

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