Thelma Boothe Simpson

Thelma Boothe Simpson, 101, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, died November 30, 2001, at the Lily House in Idaho Falls.

She was born August 19, 1900, in Brigham City, Utah, to John Neff and Fannie Priscilla Wilde Boothe. Thelma attended High school in Weston, Idaho, and then Albion State Normal School in Albion, Idaho. She taught school at Mink Creek, Idaho, for one year before her marriage.

She married Charles Oliver Simpson on June 29, 1921, in the Logan LDS Temple. He died on January 8, 1986.

During World War II, she started teaching again. She taught at Weston and also Malad, Idaho. She also completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in education at the USAC in Logan, Utah.

Thelma was active in the LDS Church, serving in many positions including MIA President. She loved teaching the Gleaner girls. She served a mission to the Central States with her husband and they also served as officiators in the Logan Temple for many years. They moved from Malad to Blackfoot in November 1984 to be near their family.

Surviving are: two sons, Ferrol (Kathryn) Simpson, Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Dr. Gordon (Betty Jo) Simpson, Blackfoot, Idaho; one daughter-in-law, Shirley Simpson, Blackfoot, Idaho; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother, one sister, two sons, Neal and Dr. Keith Simpson, and one grandson, David Ferrol Simpson.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 5, 2001, at the Idaho Falls Stake Center.

Burial was in the Weston Idaho Cemetery.