Genevieve “Gen” E. Simon

TUCSON, Ariz. — Genevieve “Gen” E. Simon, 89 years, passed away Sept. 1, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Tucson, Arizona, surrounded by her family. She was born Oct. 10, 1930 in New York City, to Curt and Hazel (Flynn) Enkelmann.

Gen graduated from Rochelle High School, Class of 1948. In 1950 she married Edward Simon in Rochelle. She attended Rock Valley College and became a registered nurse. She worked many years in the Rochelle area in nursing. 

Gen was a lifetime member of the VFW Woman’s Auxiliary. She resided in Rochelle until her retirement to Tucson, Arizona. Gen was an avid reader, enjoyed flower gardening, and loved cats.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and sister, Sheilia Felt. 

Surviving are her daughter, Betsy (Jim) Preston of Tucson, Arizona; son, Michael (Amy) Simon of Rochelle; two grandsons; and four great-grandchildren.

Private family services will be held at Lawnridge Cemetery at a later date.


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