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Washington University Mourns Loss of Josephine Simpson

Washington University Mourns Loss of Josephine Simpson

From Washington University Athletics

Josephine Simpson, the First lady of Washington University in St. Louis Athletics, passed away peacefully on Jan. 4 at the age of 82.

Simpson worked as an administrative assistant in the Athletic Department for 47 years (1957-2004). She served on the University's Human Resource Committee since its inception in the early 1970s and chaired the committee for two terms. 

A liaison for the 1992 and 2000 Presidential debates, Simpson also assisted with the USA National Junior Olympics, the USA National Senior Olympics, the USA Olympic Festival, and many NCAA Championship events held on the Danforth Campus.She was inducted into the WashU Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.

Simpson is survived by nieces: Kate Bastian (Clay), Mary Caroline Hearn, Margaret Simpson (Leanne), nephews: Thomas Simpson and Edward Simpson (Rhonda). Also, great nieces and nephews: Brittany, Peter, Meredith, Lucy, Cole and Jack.