Myrtle Helen (Simpson) Aase

October 6, 1933March 22, 2013
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Myrtle Helen (Simpson) Aase, age 79, passed away Friday, March 22, 2013, at Merrill Gardens Assisted Living Community in Roswell, GA.

Myrtle was born on October 6, 1933 in Bainbridge, GA, to the late John T. and Myrtle Simpson. She received her BA in Fashion Merchandising from Florida State University in 1955 where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. Myrtle was elected Dream Girl of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity in 1954 and met her future husband in this fraternity. She married George E. Aase of Virginia, MN, on May 6, 1956. Myrtle had a twenty-five year career with the State of Florida Department of Professional Regulation rising to Executive Director for the Barber and Cosmetology Boards. She was eventually elected as National President of the National Association of Barber Boards. Outside of work, Myrtle enjoyed traveling, shopping, cooking and spending time with her family and cats. Her greatest joy was going to and watching FSU football games. Myrtle and George lived in Tallahassee, FL from 1957 to 2009 when she and her husband moved to the Atlanta area to be closer to her son and grandchildren.

Myrtle was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Dr. John T. Simpson of Tallahassee, FL.

Survivors include her husband, George E. Aase of Roswell, GA; sons, George E. Aase, II and partner Andreas Studer of Zurich, Switzerland and Paul T. Aase and wife Jennifer Aase of Cumming, GA; two granddaughters, Caroline Grace Aase and Meredith Elise Aase of Cumming, GA; and several nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2013, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Culley’s MeadowWood Chapel – 700 Timberlane Rd, followed by a Celebration of Life at 2:00 pm. Interment will take place at Culley’s MeadowWood Memorial Park.



  • Gathering of Family & Friends Thursday, March 28, 2013
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, March 28, 2013


  • Interment, Reception

Myrtle Helen (Simpson) Aase

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Carol Vaught

July 2, 2013

I am shocked and saddened to read of Myrt's passing this evening. I was trying to locate her when I found this announcement. George (and the rest of the family), please accept my sympathies in the loss of this wonderful woman. She will be missed by so many people.

I have so many wonderful memories of her. She taught me so many things during the few short years I worked with her in my state job. She was not only my boss, but my mentor. I learned so much and I also learned how to laugh a lot while avoiding her cigarette smoke. She used to laugh and say that only the smoke followed the “beautiful people” (sure –right). And then other times when we would be going to meetings or going out to lunch and she was driving, she would take last minute chances to cross the road (and I was in the passenger seat), she would always say: “don't worry – it's your side” while laughing. We also survived some tough times when meetings got “hairy”, but we showed those regulatory boards who was the “boss” (well… Myrt did and they respected her – even if she was tiny in stature).

We had lost touch after I left my position and moved on to another job (which I don't think she ever forgave me…). But I continued to think of her often. I can truly say I have not worked with any other individual that I have respected, loved and admired more in my 40+ years since graduating from college. I am heartbroken that I did not get to say goodbye to her.

Michelle Holder

April 3, 2013

I had the good fortune to work with Myrt for 8 years on the Cosmetology Board. During that time and years following she proved to be one of the most generous and loving friends I have ever known. Her family meant more to her than anything in the world and I learned quite a bit about priorities from her. I have missed seeing her over the past years and am saddened at her passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this time of grief. Know she was a wonderful person who loved her boys, all 3 of you, more than anything else.

March 29, 2013


Bill Carrie & Zoe Flynn

March 28, 2013

Sharing your time of sorrow and remembering all the happy times.

Tom Albritton

March 26, 2013

Dear George, Paul, and family, I am so sorry to hear of Myrtle's passing, she was a wonderful lady. You have my deepest sympathy.

Wesley Ardley

March 26, 2013

Mrs. Aase will always have a special place in my heart. Deepest sympathies to the family. Peace be with you!
Wes Ardley and the Ardley Family.

Debra Davis

March 26, 2013

Love you Aunt Myrt...we will all miss you very much. Sending so much love to Uncle George...George...Andreas...Paul...Jennifer and all the family. See you soon.....
Debbie Dick Davis