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McEwen Funeral Service-Mint Hill Chapel

7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Charlotte, NC

OBITUARY

Elizabeth Rae Simonson

October 14, 1938September 2, 2019
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Elizabeth “Betty” Simonson, 80, of Matthews passed away Monday, September 2, 2019 at Novant Health Medical Center in Matthews.

A native of Barton, Vermont, Betty was born to the late Clarence B. Foster and Eletta Yates Foster on October 14, 1938. She attended East Mecklenburg High School. Betty raised, bred and showed German Shepherds, Welsh Corgis and was a member of the German Shepherd Dog Club. She enjoyed crafts, painting, drawing and was an avid flower gardener. Betty was preceded in death by her son, John C. Phifer, Jr. in 1976, and by her husband, David Simonson in 2015.

Betty is survived by two children, Anne Phifer Bilby and her husband, Jim, of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Gordon B. Dailey and his significant other, Michelle Bentley, of Webster, MA; grandchildren, Ashley, Greg, Kristen, Sabrina and Holly; and great-grandchildren, Aiden, Mollie and Brooke.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 7 at McEwen Funeral Service-Mint Hill Chapel, 7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road in Mint Hill. A reception will follow the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the fifth floor Novant Health Hospice Matthews staff for the special care provided to Betty.

In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to Novant Health Hospice, 324 N. McDowell Street, Charlotte, NC 28204.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 7, 2019

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Leah Lindsay

September 7, 2019

We were so saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs. Simonson. Our paths crossed when I made a phone call to talk to her about her home in Willow Oaks, and the rest is history. We have created so many memories here already with our girls and we will be forever grateful to her.

With love,
The Lindsay's
Zane, Leah, Reece and Britton

Paige Guns

September 5, 2019

My sincerest condolences to Anne, Jim, and Gordon. I only worked with Betty since March and I became quite fond of her. We trusted each other and developed a bond in which we both learned life lessons, together. She will always have a special place in my heart.
Heartfelt sympathies to Betty’s Family. May god bless you all and provide comfort during these difficult days. - Paige Guns

Doug Schow

September 5, 2019

Gordon, My condolences on your loss, Best wishes to you and your family as you go thru this loss.

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