Joe M. Simas Jr.

Nov. 16, 1929 – March 7, 2014

Joe M. Simas Jr., 84, of Monument, died March 7 at the family home, surrounded by family. A memorial service was held March 15 at Wilbur Methodist Church.

Mr. Simas was born Nov. 16, 1929, in Monument, to Joseph and Daisy Simas. His wife, Betty Jean Cork, was born the day before, also in Monument. Raised on area ranches, they grew up as neighbors and went to the same schools, graduating from Monument High School.

They married on Feb. 27, 1949, in Monument.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Betty; daughter, Terri (Don) Keogh; son, Dave (Bonneary) Simas; grandchildren, Sharah (Zak) Madrone, Karryn (Bill) Abercrombie, and Kelly (Dani) Simas; great-grandchildren, Zo, Erica, Samaya, Quinn, Jacob and Tierney; and Bonneary’s children, Nitiya, Satheara and Darren, and her mother, Eng.

His sister, Joava Bjornberg, died March 21.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Jane, Lillian and Jean.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Cancer Center, 2880 N.W. Stewart Parkway, Roseburg, OR 97471.

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