obituary of Jack Simpson |

obituary of Jack Simpson

Jack Simpson

Jack Simpson passed away on March 25, 2015, at home in Cedar Ridge with his loved ones at his side. He was 67

There will be a celebration of Jack’s life from 1-5 p.m. on April 19, at the Nevada City Elks Lodge, 518 Highway 49, Nevada City. Please bring a story or memory of Jack to share if you’d like.

Jack was born to Jake and Frances (Moraine) Simpson in Nevada City in the early morning of July 30, 1947. It was later learned that his future mother-in-law was on duty as a nurse at the time of his birth.

He grew up in the area attending local schools. He was in the class of 1965 at Nevada Union. He married Sarah (Fran) Haddy on Feb. 21, 1969.

As a young man, Jack worked in the woods on logging crews and building logging roads. Later he worked in several area sawmills until they closed.

In the early 1990s, he began a new career in the trucking industry. He was an owner/operator of a transfer truck and was a subhauler for Foster and Son Trucking for over 20 years.

Jack was a dedicated student of Bill W. and Dr. Bob for almost 25 years and would pass along what he had learned to anyone who was interested.

His other interests included traveling with Sarah, especially to Kauai which they did several times. He also enjoyed camping with family and friends, the ocean, motorcycles and classic cars.

Jack is survived by his wife Sarah; daughter Kim; son Will; son Jack and his wife Amanda and niece Ronnie. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. Jack was predeceased by his parents, sister Mary and brother Rick.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of the Foothills, 11270 Rough and Ready Highway, Grass Valley, CA 95945 or to CORR, 180 Sierra College Dr., Grass Valley, 95945.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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