Peggy Taylor Simpson, 86, passed away quietly at Parker Ridge Health Care Facility in Blue Hill on March 24, 2020, after a long illness. She was born in Crab Orchard, W.Va., April 6, 1933, to Aris M. Taylor and Verda Woody Taylor. She lived on the family farm in Forest Hill, W.Va., until she was 16 years old. Peggy graduated from Peterstown High School and attended Strayer Business College in Washington, D.C.
She worked for the U.S. government in the Pentagon for three years. She married Charles (Chip) Simpson in 1953. Following his military service, they were at University of Maine, Orono, where Chip was completing his civil engineering degree.
Peggy is survived by two children; daughter, Roberta Pettigrove (Russell), their two sons John (Tawni) and Michael (Sheryl) and two great-grandchildren, Emma and Jackson; and son Charles Jr. (Laurie), their two sons Robert (Haley) and Charles III (student) and two great-grandchildren, Atticus and Audrey. Also surviving are his sister, Patricia Manselle of Titusville, Fla., four nieces and two nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, one brother, three sisters, her husband, Chip, and infant daughter Paula Anne in 1954.
A celebration of life will be planned later in the summer at the First Congregational Church of Ellsworth. Gestures of remembrance may be made to the First Congregational Church, P.O. Box 12, Ellsworth, ME 04605 or to Hospice, Mackenzie Avenue, Ellsworth.