With great sadness, the family of Mary Simonsen, 75, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa announces her passing on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Wilton Retirement Community. A private family graveside service will be held at the Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Mary Lea Simonsen was born April 14, 1944 in Anamosa, IA; the daughter of Woodrow and Georgia (Duffy) Coppess. She grew up in Oxford Junction, IA and graduated on May 23, 1963 from Oxford Junction High School. She moved to Cedar Rapids, IA with her family on December 1, 1968. She raised 5 children and worked at Rockwell Collins for 30 years, retiring in 2006. Through the years she enjoyed family vacations, camping with her grandchildren, reading books, walking in nature, going to flea markets, collecting Barbies and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her 3 sons, Tim Simonsen, Brett (Tara) Simonsen, and Chris Simonsen; daughters, Lynn (Merly) Morris and Renee Martens; grandchildren, Dalton and Dakota Simonsen, Christina Harrold, Brandon Morris and Miranda Morris, Nicole, Jessica, and Nicolas Martens; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Garrett and Morgan Harrold, Brayden, Brycen and Karter Morris; brothers, Larry, Thomas, Steven, and Philip; and sisters, Lois, Rose, and Peggy.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Woodrow and Georgia Coppess, and sister, Linda Schaefer.
Memorial donations may be made to Mary’s family.