Elsie Loretta Rockwell-Simonson

December 11, 1937June 18, 2014

Elsie Carter Rockwell Simonson, of Ojai, California, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014. She was born in Piru, California on December 11, 1937 to the late Ida Preciado Muth and Ira Nathan Carter. She graduated from Fillmore High School.

A lifelong resident of Ventura County, Elsie was known and admired for her hard work ethic, good humor and fierce spirit. In her lifetime she worked at the Piru Citrus Association in Piru, spent many years with Wheaton Plastics and in her later years worked at Target.

She enjoyed camping and fishing, arts and crafts, especially ceramics and making colorful wood yard art. A lifelong lover of animals, she always had a special furry family member to fuss over. Elsie spent nearly the last 40 years in Ojai, with her husband Robert Simonson, and recently in the good company and care of her beloved son, Scott.

Elsie is predeceased by her parents and her brother, Albert Carter. Survived by her husband, Robert Clayton Simonson III; her son, Scott DeLano; sister, Rosemarie DeLano; nieces, Valerie (DeLano) Ward, Vicki (DeLano) Smart, Pepper (DeLano) Doty and Kristi DeLano; and of course, Honey, her Chihuahua / Shih Tzu mix that is patiently waiting for her to come home.

Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at 11:00am, Piru Cemetery, 3580 Center Street, Piru, CA, with a small reception to follow.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura.


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Elsie Loretta Rockwell-Simonson

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Tina Fuller

July 2, 2014

Sorry to hear of Elsie's passing. We were friends from childhood. Have so many fond memories of Elsie, Rosie and Albert. RIP dear friend.

Corene Trowbridge

July 1, 2014

So sorry for your loss

Marie Jones

June 30, 2014

Please accept my deepest condolences, I did not know Elsie, but I believe I am a cousin of hers, I do keep in touch with Rosemarie Delano and she has kept me informed of the funeral arrangements, I will forward these to my sister who lives in Santa Paula. I am sorry to say I live In Missouri. But I will be with the family in Spirit . Prayers for the Peace of God on all who will mourn her passing. with much love, Marie Aguirre Jones

Rosemarie DeLano

June 26, 2014

It is with great sorrow we must bid a final good-bye to my litte sister, Elsie Carter Simonson. Elsie was much loved -and will be missed by all known
friends and family. She will forever live in my heart.
My sympathy and condolences to her husband Bob Simonson and son,
Scott DeLano.
God Bless~ Rosie Carter DeLano