September 23, 1947 - September 5, 2012

Steve Simpson - 1964

Steve Simpson - 1965

Steve Simpson - recent

Steven Roger Simpson, 64, of Richland died September 5, 2012, while battling colon cancer. He was born in Richland on September 23, 1947 to Dean and Florence Simpson. Steve graduated from Columbia High School in 1965 and received a BA, Mass Communications and Instructor Credential from Cal-State University, Fresno.

Steve served as a Marine during the Vietnam War. He worked for Westinghouse Hanford as a trainer/videographer/senior communcations aide; completed various contracts in Washington D.C.; co-founded ADOTO, an online apparel fit software company; and, held a variety of Senior Instructional Designer contracts in Seattle.

Steve is survived by wife, Ruth Rush-Simpson; children Amanda Simpson, Amanda (Anna Ehlers) and Tyson (Krystyn) Rush; sister Margaret Lee; niece Cristin (Cameron) Cox; nephews Devan and Jeremy; 4 grandchildren; 1 grandniece; and countless lifelong friends.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 1pm to 4pm at the Hampton Inn in Richland.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, September 25 at Desert Lawn Cemetery in Kennewick at 1pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations to The Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice, or to American Cancer Society are encouraged.

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