Phyllis Marie Simpronio Ausman

A celebration of life for Phyllis Marie Simpronio Ausman, 89, a Carson City resident for the past 35 years, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Walton's Chapel of the Valley.

A memorial Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church Chapel.

Mrs. Ausman died Aug. 31, 2004, in Carson City. She was born Sept. 2, 1914, in Pittsburgh to Samuel and Adina Guerrieri Simpronio.

She married Wallace Ausman June 4, 1977, in Tujunga, Calif. He died in December 1996.

Before moving to Carson City, she lived in Tujunga.

Mrs. Ausman retired from IGT, for which she was a slot machine cashier at Smith's grocery.

She was a seamstress. She was a member of St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Community and its Ladies Guild. She was a founding member of Natives and Newcomers and played bunco at the Carson City Senior Citizens Center.

In addition to her first husband, she was preceded in death by her second husband, Edward F. Meehan in October 1969; sisters Violet Porta in July 2004 and Erma Machin; and brothers Leonard Simpronio and Sammy Simpronio.

Among her survivors are her daughters and sons-in-law Melanie Meehan-Crossley and Mike Crossley and Tedi Meehan-Bartkoski and Ron Bartkoski; son and daughter-in-law, Leonard A. and Barbara Meehan; granddaughters Adina Crossley, Heather Rasmussen, Lori Campbell and Haley Zook; grandsons Greg, Patrick, Bryan and David Meehan and Adam Bartkoski; sister, Amelia Sowa; brother, Albert Simpronio; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Burial will be at Lone Mountain Cemetery Wednesday following the Mass.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Carson City Senior Citizens Center's Meals on Wheels program.

Friends may send a message to the family guest book at Walton's Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements.


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