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Helen D. Simpson

Obituary for Helen D. Simpson

December 26, 1925 - January 14, 2017
New Hope, Pennsylvania | Age 91


Helen D. Simpson, 91, of New Hope, PA, passed away on Saturday, January 14th, 2017. Her four children spent that afternoon with her, giving her love and support and helping her pass peacefully.

Born December 26th, 1925 in Greenwich, CT, to Helen Eastwick and William D'ath Davies, Helen graduated from Rosemary Hall, Colby College, and earned a Master of Education from Trenton State College. She taught middle school at Buckingham Friends School and enjoyed the challenges of guiding children into young adults.

Helen was married in East Africa to a dashing Scotsman, RAF pilot Flt Lt John Innes Simpson (d. 2000). Helen was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Bill. She is survived by her children Lynn (John Dimas), Alison, Greig, and Peter, her grandchildren Brad, Anders, and Rebecca, and her brother, Ed.
Helen was a member of the Carversville Christian Church and an active DNC member. She enjoyed travel, reading, and most of all, spending time with her family in her beloved Bucks County home, Catawba.

Helen's funeral service will be Saturday, January 21st, 2017, at 11am at Carversville Christian Church, 3736 Aquetong Road, Carversville, PA, 18913. Family will receive visitors from 10-11am. Interment will be in the Carversville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Buckingham Friends School in Lahaska, PA, PO Box 159, 18931 and Carversville Christian Church in Carversville, PA, PO Box 26, 18913 or the Democratic National Committee.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Phoebe Richland Health Care Center and staff for their gentle support in her final days and to Kathy Torma for her personal help and great kindness for many years.

Life Celebration services provided by Leaver/Cable of Buckingham.

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Buckingham Friends School
    PO Box 159
    Lahaska, PA 18931
  • Carversville Christian Church
    PO Box 26
    Carversville, PA 18913
  • Democratic National Committee

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Leaver-Cable Funeral Home, Ltd.

4886 Old York Road
Quarry Rd
Buckingham, PA 18912
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