September 11, 1955 – July 3, 2020
Debra Sue Simpson, beloved wife of Clint Simpson, mother of Melissa Cuvala Schoonover and John Cuvala, passed away peacefully on July 3, 2020 in Colorado Springs. Debra, known as Debby to all who loved her. Debby was born in Berwyn, Illinois to Alfred and Neva Smith. She was the middle daughter in a family of five girls.
Debby moved to the Colorado Springs area in 1976 as a young bride. She was an interior designer and a show room manager at Tile Traders in Colorado Springs. She was a member of the Zebulon Pike Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution. Debby loved her family fiercely. She was a loving wife, mother, Mimi to her grandchildren, daughter, sister, aunt, great-aunt and friend and leaves behind many that love her. She will be greatly missed by her husband of 25 years, Clint Simpson; her daughter Melissa Cuvala Schoonover, son-in-law Stephen, grandsons Landen Oldenburg, and Logen and Tgen Schoonover of Peyton, CO; her son John Cuvala , daughter-in-law Karissa, grandchildren Avery, Kolby, Kase, and Merrit of Monument, CO; sisters and brothers-in-law Neva and Arthur Rath of Monument CO, Patricia and Tim Barber of Chunky MS; Cynthia and Steven Gutowski of Chunky MS, and Courtney and Travis Wilkins of Lee’s Summit MO; as well as nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews, an aunt, many cousins, and countless friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Neva Smith.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Debby’s memory to Tunnels To Towers Foundation at https://tunnel2towers.org/donate/.
- Clint Simpson, Husband
- Melissa Cuvala Schoonover, Daughter
- Stephen, Son-in-law
- Landen Oldenburg, Grandson
- Logen, Grandson
- Tgen Schoonover, Grandson
- John Cuvala, Son
- Karissa, Daughter-in-law
- Avery, Granddaughter
- Kolby, Grandson
- Kase, Grandson
- Merrit, Granddaughter
- Neva, Sister
- Arthur Rath, Brother-in-law
- Patricia, Sister
- Tim Barber, Brother-in-law
- Cynthia, Sister
- Steven Gutowski, Brother-in-law
- Courtney, Sister
- Travis Wilkins, Brother-in-law
Learn more about the Simpson name
- Tunnels To Towers Foundation
Celebration of Life
Saturday, July 25, 2020
July 25, 2020
Thinking of all of you and praying that you will feel God’s tender mercies and peace. “He is close to the broken-hearted and saves those crushed in spirit.”
Megan & Johnnie
July 21, 2020
Debby always inspired and brightened my day whenever i spent time with her. She will be missed by all who heard her delightful laughter. Blessings to you all. Sue Fox
July 16, 2020
Our prayers are with all of you. We will miss Debby.
July 16, 2020
Debby was always so sweet to me. When John and I first became friends in 8th grade, she always welcomed me to her home with a big smile and open arms. I haven’t seen Debby in a while but we often communicated on social media for years. I will miss her and her kind spirit. My heart goes out to her family.
Laurie Vitek (Kubaka)
July 15, 2020
I am so saddened to hear about Debby's passing. I knew Debby since kindergarten and we reconnected a few years ago at our last reunion and through facebook. She had such a kind spirit and always smiling. She will be truly missed.
My condolences to the family.
July 15, 2020
My interactions with Debbie were always one of my first interactions of the day. The first person to say “hello” to and always with a smile. She’d pass me on her way to the restroom through Tap Traders where I’d be cleaning, counting money, just getting ready for the day/evening. We’d have a funny exchange of the day’s topic of, “why can’t I ever find any tape?” or “where in the world is Tom?” She’d always laugh with me as if it were just one of life’s mysteries that neither she nor I could ever solve but that we’d definitely look forward to and could always laugh at while getting a huge kick out of it together... Ultimately making every single moment of our meetings so much fun. She had great light and energy that I was always grateful for, because, truly, life in every single day should always start out that way, with an honest laugh and smiles. Debbie, thank you. You are missed.
Janice VanVleet Saks
July 15, 2020
My condolences to the entire family on the loss of Debby. I remember Debby from high school as being a very caring and loving person . She really had a great smile. I also know how much she loved her family. May all the good memories keep her alive in your hearts.🙏
July 14, 2020
Debby was such a sweet, caring person. She will be very deeply missed. I will have to say having a mother (Debby) and daughter (Melissa) at the same batchelorette party is the funniest ever! I will be praying for all of you!
Denise & Bill King
July 13, 2020
Clint, Melissa, John and family
My dearest friend will never be forgotten. We have so so many memories over the past 30+ years that I am so very thankful to have. She was a gem and I will miss her dearly. My heart goes out to all of you. Prayers and Hugs
Denise & Bill
July 7, 2020
This lovely woman was a dear friend of mine for over 50 years. From youth group at The First Baptist Church in Berwyn, High School, college friends, to sister- laws, family get togethers in Idaho, Colorado, Yellowstone Park and Illinois. You know your true friend because you can be separated by time and distance but when you are reunited you pick up your friendship like you had just seen each other an hour ago.
My deepest condolences and love to Clint, Melissa, John and all the Smith girls and their families. I hope the fond memories of your wife, mother, sister, Mimi and aunt that you can hold in your hearts forever will help you at this difficult time.
I am so sad to have lost my dear friend “Smitty”, however I am so happy that I was able to be her friend and have the memories we shared.