Lee W. Simpson, 86, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on October 18, 2017. Survived by wife of 65 years, Kathryne Simpson; children, Vicky Adkins of Pueblo, William (Linda) Simpson of Canon City, David (Kathy) Simpson of Pueblo and Tom (Suzanne) Simpson of Pueblo; and numerous grand and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his two sons, John Michael and Andrew Lee Simpson; grandson, Stephen Adkins; brothers, George Osterhout and David Simpson; and sister, Dorothy Stewart. Lee Was born to William and Anna Simpson on June 6 1931, in Pueblo. He served in the US Air Force and was the first board President and founding member of the Saint Charles Mesa Water Association. He was also the first General Manager of the Saint Charles Mesa Water District and served in that capacity until his retirement in 2000. Lee served on numerous boards including the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District, School District 70 Board of Education, Bessemer Irrigating Ditch Company, Centennial Bank of Blende and was instrumental in development of the Colorado Rural Water Association. The family would like to thank Sangre de Cristo Hospice and their staff for the care they gave to Lee. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, October 23, 2017, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, CO. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. My condolences to the entire Simpson family. Lee was my dad’s life long friend, my 4H leader and someone who I always looked up to. I remember family vacations, county fairs, and many happy times with “Fudd”!

  2. At this sorrowful time we would like to extend to you our heartfelt condolences. May our Lord Comfort your family. Our tears are flowing for a friend, a great man. May God Rest his soul in peace.

  3. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family and friends of Lee Simpson. May the loving arms of our Lord surround you, and comfort you, in this time of sorrow and grief. May all the memories of the good times, spent with Lee, bring smiles to your faces and somehow brighten the days to come. Knowing Lee was both a privilege, and an honor, and he will be greatly missed. Peace be with all of you.

  4. Dear Kathryn and Family:
    Lee was a great man and did much for his community. His tireless efforts in the Mesa Water and School Dist. 70 did much to improve the lives and education of those in the area. Not only was he a good businessman, but, gave a wonderful example to those who knew him of his unselfish devotion to wife and family. May the memories of all of those good times give you all peace and comfort. May the heavens rejoice at his arrival at heaven’s gate and may God hold all of you tightly in His loving arms giving you strength and comfort at this difficult time.

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