Mrs. Lois Estelle Simonson

  • Born: January 10, 1930
  • Died: March 16, 2014
  • Location: Arlington, Virginia

Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home

1500 West Braddock Road
Alexandria, VA 22302
Tel. (703) 998-9200

Tribute & Message From The Family

Lois E. Simonson of Arlington passed away March 16. Lois was the beloved wife of 61 years of David C. Simonson; mother of Peter of Greenville, NH, Eric of Darien, CT and John Frederick of Brooklyn, NY; and sister of Frederick D. Sneider of Montreal, Canada. She had five grandsons.

Lois was born January 10, 1930 in Highland, NY; attended local schools, then earned her BA from The State University of New York at New Paltz. Lois acted in stock theater prior to teaching 4th grade and middle school in Croton-on-Hudson, NY until 1977 when she and her family moved to the Chicago area. She did graduate studies at Northwestern University.

She was secretary of the advisory board of Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. Lois was an active member of St. Augustine's Episcopal Church in Croton-on-Hudson and of St. David's Episcopal Church in Glenview, IL.

Lois resided in Arlington, VA since 1977 and was secretary of the Washington area board of Childhelp, USA. She assisted her husband on his consulting assignments in Eastern Europe. She and her husband traveled extensively after his retirement from the newspaper industry.

Friends may call at Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. where service will be held on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. Interment will be held at Ivy Hill Cemetery. Contributions in her name may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Correction: I knew Lois when Peter was born, not when she married David! So sorry for the mental lapse.

Posted by Stephanie Karsten - Chevy Chase, MD   March 25, 2014

Mrs. Simonson was my favorite teacher ever! She was my 4th grade teacher in Croton. She was a warm, fun, and loving person. As an adult, I located her and David in the D.C. area and shared a wonderful lunch and afternoon with them. I remember when she married David and when she gave birth to Peter. She was one of the kindest, most loving people I ever have known. She will live in my heart forever.

Posted by Stephanie Roots Karsten - Chevy Chase, MD - student   March 24, 2014

As a member of the Northwestern University alumni family, my sincerest condolences for the passing of your loved one Lois Estelle Simonson, and may God prove to be a refuge and strength as spoken of at Psalm 46:1, during this sad and difficult time and give you the strength to endure.

Posted by P.J. Gaddis - Chicago, IL - Fellow alumni of Northwestern   March 22, 2014


My sincerest thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Good memories
and close family and friends are a
wonderful healer over time.


Posted by SANDY KAFETZ - rocknille, MD - friend   March 21, 2014

Prayers and thoughts are with the family and friends. God bless each of you.

Posted by Jonathan Paul    March 19, 2014

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. I never met your mom, but her obituary tells the story of an amazing accomplished woman. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Christine Miska - Ayer, MA - co-worker and friend of Peter   March 19, 2014