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There must be no greater grief than that of losing a child. We are only now beginning to understand the magnitude of the tear in our fabric. Yet amidst this darkness, we have been amazed by the generous outpouring of loving kindness that we have received from our community. Gifts that have fed both our hearts and our bellies, and have helped us through the initial steps of our now lifelong journey. We are thankful to live in a community that cares so deeply and offers so much support. We are humbled by your support and guidance. On behalf of the Simpson family, we want to thank everyone who offered support in any way. Please know you have helped us to navigate and smooth the rough waters of our loss. Finally, thank you to all who have made donations to the Joia Simpson Memorial Fund through Umpqua Bank. This scholarship fund will be used to assist an ambitious graduating senior to spread their wings. For Joia Bean, please remember to be present in the moment, smile often and spread love; tell your people you love them.

Gary Simpson, Janette Wilson & Family

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