Kathleen A. Simolon

Kathleen A. SimolonKathleen Ann Simolon died Aug. 18, 2020, surrounded by family in her Ridgecrest residence. She was 76.

She was born Feb. 18, 1944, in Seattle, Wash. She moved to Ridgecrest in 1960, and graduated from Burroughs High School in 1961. She then moved to Bakersfield to attend beauty school.

After graduating from beauty school she moved back to Ridgecrest. She met the love of her life, Greg, in 1961. The two were married June 13, 1964. She was employed as a beautician for 30 years, including 10 years she and Greg worked at their business, until retirement in 2008.

She loved traveling, camping, spending time with her Greg, her children and grandchildren and needlepoint. Her favorite color was purple and she absolutely loved giraffes.

She is survived by her husband, Gregory; son, Jeffrey (Lisa); daughter, Michelle (Jack); brothers, Larry (Linda), Rick (Cindy) and Steve (Carol); sister, Mary; and several in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father Adolph and mother Helen.

Services were held Aug. 27 at Holland & Lyons Mortuary.

— Submitted by the family of Kathleen Simolon

Story First Published: 2020-08-28