In Loving Memory of Dean Simpson: 1960-2022 


Stanley Dean Simpson passed away in Chehalis, Washington on May 14, 2022. He was born in Murray, Utah on Nov. 18, 1960. Attending school in Chehalis, Dean graduated from W.F. West High School in 1979. He was a star-athlete throughout his high school years. 

Dean was a phenomenal father, son and brother. He taught everyone around him how to laugh. Dean was a friend to many people, especially those who struggled in life. He shared his love of sci-fi, history and politics and over the top humor with anyone around him. 

Dean was a distinguished leader in his family, community and at work. He was an extremely hard worker and his career was a main part of his identity. Dean had a successful career with the State of Washington, where he worked for over 27 years, completing his term as Chief of Contractor Compliance. 

On nice days, Dean enjoyed playing golf and getting out on the water to fish with his friends. Some of the most memorable times were taking off out of town to the University of Washington to watch football. He wore purple and gold with pride. 

Survivors include his son Nick (Tara) Simpson; daughter Megan Simpson; mother Janice (Bill) Sundquist Burdett; brother Ryan Simpson; niece Cameron Simpson; nephew Garrett (Stephanie) Simpson; grandchildren Beau Simpson, Evelyn Simpson and Emilia Simpson; plus more family in Utah including Brad Sundquist, Jeff Sundquist and Kirk Sundquist. 

Dean enjoyed playing around with his kids and family. He always had a smile on his face and was willing to help others when in need. Dean will greatly be missed by all who knew him. 

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Claquato, with a reception to follow at Riverside Golf Club, Chehalis. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Sticklin Funeral Chapel.