January 14, 2011
NEW — 12:05 p.m. Jan. 14, 2011
Simpkins of Bellevue passed away peacefully Jan. 6. A Celebration of Jim’s life will be held at 3 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Newport Hill Pool Clubhouse, 5464 119th Ave. S.E., Bellevue.
Jim was born Nov. 22, 1932 in Bronxville, N.Y. Jim grew up in New York and was an Eagle Scout. Jim served as Corpsman in the Navy. He graduated from Columbia University with a degree in pharmacy in 1956 and then worked for Burroughs Wellcome where he covered the entire state of Montana.