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August 25, 2013

Ellen Boyce Simon

TRAVERSE CITY — Ellen Boyce Simon, 84, of Traverse City, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013.

She was born in Waterford Township on Jan. 1, 1929. Ellen graduated from Dundee High School in Dundee, Mich. She was married to Harlan “Slim” Simon.

During life, Ellen was active in the Sweet Adeline Barbershop Chorus and the Traverse City Planning Commission and was a member of the Traverse City Senior Center. She had worked at the medical office of Dr. John Spencer. In recent years, Ellen enjoyed visiting with her children, grandchildren and friends.

Ellen is survived by her children, Greg and Richard, five grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her sister, Shirley Lamkin.

Those who preceded her in death were her husband, Slim; her parents, Lawrence and Florence Viles; her sisters, Mary Tuckey-Caldwell and Diane C. Brown; and her brothers, Lawrence Viles II and Norman Viles.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, Sept. 6, at Timber Ridge Resort in Traverse City at 1 p.m. Private interment will be at Summerfield Cemetery in Petersburg, Mich.

Please visit www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com to share your thoughts and memories of Ellen.

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