Hulon Frederick "Fred" Simpson, former co-owner of a moving company and owner of a propane service company, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at his home in Ventura after battling cancer. He was 53.
He was born Oct. 24, 1946, in Montrose and had lived in Ventura for 15 years after moving from Sylmar.
He and his brother Robert owned and operated Simpson House Movers Inc.
Simpson had been named honorary mayor of Sylmar in the early 1980s. He also served as world president of Active 20 / 30 International, a service organization for men under 40, and was a member of California Business Roundtable during his residency in Sylmar.
After moving to Ventura, he founded AAA Propane Service Inc., which he ran with his sons.
Simpson was a member of South Coast Fellowship. He helped coach his sons' football teams at Buena High School and continued after they graduated. He was also a lifetime member of the California PTA.
An avid sportsman, he enjoyed big-game hunting and deep-sea sportfishing.
Simpson is survived by his wife of 35 years, Mary; sons Hulon Jr., John, and Robert, all of Ventura; brothers Robert of Ventura and Jack of San Fernando, and four grandchildren.
Services are scheduled at 10 a.m. June 21, 2000, at Ted Mayr Funeral Home, Ventura, which is handling the arrangements. The Revs. John Huffman of South Coast Fellowship and Dan Hull of First Church of the Nazarene will officiate. Burial will follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura.
Robert Alton Simpson
Simpson House Movers
Ted Mayr Funeral Home, Ventura
Robert Alton Simpson died August 18, 2010 in Ventura of complications due to diabetes, which he battled most of his life.
Robert was born February 14, 1943 in Montrose, Calif. to Kathyrn and Hulon Simpson. He and his brothers, Walter, William, Hulon and Jack, owned Simpson House Movers Inc., in Sun Valley, Calif.
Bob was very active in the Ventura Church of the Nazarene. He was an avid hunter and antique phonograph collector, and owned the largest collection of antique music machines on the West Coast.
Bob was well known for his generosity, loved by many and will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known him.
He is survived by his wife of five years, Tok Sun; daughters, Cindy Valenzuela, Debbie Litten, and Roberta Schlegel; stepson, Deryl Herren; grandchildren, Bobby, Billy, Haley, Austin, Dylan, Libby, Kaelyn, Reagan, and one additional grandson to be born on his birthday, Valentine's Day 2011.
Friends and family are invited to celebrate Bob's life 11 a.m., Friday, August 27, 2010, at the Ventura Church of the Nazarene, 365 S. Seaward Ave., where the Rev. Dan Hull will officiate. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Thursday, August 26, at Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura.
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society hired Simpson House Movers to move the SPRR Saugus Train Station (1980), Callahan's Ramona Chapel and Red Schoolhouse (1987) and the Kingsburry House (1987) to Heritage Junction-Hart Park.