Bessie V. Simonsen of Rifle passed away at the E. Dene Moore Care Center in Rifle on May 6, 2012. She was 103.
Bessie was born in Oklahoma to J. E. and Pearl Edwards.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Seymour Simonsen; son, Robert McDonald; daughter, Darlene Bailey; four sisters and two brothers.
She is survived by her daughter, Shirley Mobley of Rifle, and her brother, Calvin Edwards of Kim, Colo., and many grandchildren and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on June 3 at E. D. Moore, 701 E. 5th St., in Rifle.