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Angela "Angie" Kirby, 43, of Haines, Oregon passed away in the early morning hours of Friday, August 2, 2019. She lost her battle with Cancer. She put up a hard courageous fight all the way to the end. She never quit. A private family celebration will be held at a later date.
Angie was born January 29, 1976 to parents Leonard and Carolyn Simonson in Quincy, Illinois. She was a vivacious child who grew into a beautiful lady full of life. Angie was raised in La Grande. Throughout her life she lived in Ewing Missouri, Ontario and Baker City, Oregon.
Angie attended OHSU through EOU where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. After graduation and passing her NCLEX, Angie attained a job working on the Medical Surgical floor at St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Baker City. Angie loved being a Registered Nurse and taking care of people. She was affectionately referred to as "the short one with an attitude".
Angie married John Kirby in April of 1996. They met while they were both employed at Marvin woods in Baker City. They later divorced.
Angie enjoyed traveling, hiking, yard work, music and shopping. Her most memorable accomplishments included the births of her children and earning her Bachelor’s degree. She will be remembered as being a good mom and nurse.
Angie is preceded in death by her father Leonard Simonson Sr.; grandparents Murial Hardisty, Claude Crabb, and Leonard and Geraldean Simonson.
She is survived by her daughters Kayla and Kimberly Kirby; mother Carolyn Crabb; sisters Tammy Jardine and Vicki Simonson; brother Dean Simonson; furry companions Bear and Addison.
For those who would like to make a donation in memory of Angie the family suggests the Hilary Bonn Benevolence Fund through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, PO Box 543, Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences can be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com
"The photo used for her obituary was taken at Hatcher’s Pass Alaska during one of Angie's yearly trips to see her sister Tammy near Palmer Alaska".