Jamie Simonz was a woman with an insatiable passion for living, even when faced with the fight for her life. Her strength and courage were unmatched, and it will be her great love for others that will be her lasting legacy.
The year 1963 was a year to remember in America as it was during this year that the civil rights movement escalated to new heights, our number of young servicemen in Vietnam was growing, and President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. This was a year to remember in the family of Frank and Grace (Simpson) Simonz for a much different reason as they welcomed the birth of their daughter, Jamie Louise, on March 9th. Jamie was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as one of seven children in her family. She attended local schools and after graduating from high school, she attended college for one year. Jamie lived on Milwaukee’s east side and she worked there, too. She was a waitress at Ma Fischer’s Family Restaurant where she brought so much light and life to her co-workers and the customers as well.
Both Jamie and those who loved her were dealt a devastating blow when she was diagnosed with cancer. She faced her battle with strength, courage, and determination every step of the way. During this time, Jamie was blessed with superb care from both her loving companion, Bob, and her dearest friend, Patrick. After a long battle, her will was no longer able to overcome the unrelenting battle against her greatest enemy, and she drew her last breath.
Why some are given so many days in which to live and others are given far less is one of the unknown questions in life. This is a question that is never answered and always leaves a resounding silence in the depths of the souls of countless grieving loved ones. Jamie Simonz was a delightful woman with so much will to live and what would seem to be so many years left in which to impact the world. She had a love for her family and friends that was impossible to miss and it will be these people who have an irreplaceable void in their hearts and lives forever. Jamie will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.
Jamie Louise Simonz died on April 9, 2010. Jamie’s family includes her mother Grace, brothers Dave Phillips, Frank, Tim, Mike, Dan, and sister, Kathy. Visit with Jamie’s family and friends on Wednesday, April 14 from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 1:30. Arrangements provided by Suminski Family Funeral Homes, Suminski / Weiss, 1901 N. Farwell Ave. (414) 276-5122. Please visit www.lifestorynet.com where you can leave a favorite memory or photo, or sign the online guestbook.