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Vermelle Findlay

Obituary for Vermelle Findlay

August 27, 1926 - December 12, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 92

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Vermelle Simpson Findlay

Vermelle Findlay went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 12, 2018, in San Antonio. Vermelle Maurie Simpson was born August 27, 1926, in Laredo, Texas to James Lee Simpson and Carrie Esther Todd Simpson. She grew up in Mirando City, Texas and moved to San Antonio in 1944 to attend business college. While in San Antonio, she met Lt. Marion Butler Findlay, and they were married on May 19, 1946. Following Marion's military service, they moved to Austin to raise their two daughters, Pam and Beth.

An Austin resident for 63 years, Vermelle was active in The Austin Woman's Club, the Symphony League of Austin, Save the Children Federation, and the Republican Women's Club. She volunteered at Seton Hospital for 22 years. As a cancer survivor, she volunteered with the American Cancer Society's Reach to Recovery program. She was a life-long member of the United Methodist Church.

Vermelle was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Marion; and her daughter Pamela.

She is survived by her daughter, Beth Pennekamp (Jim) of San Antonio; grandsons, Kyle Pennekamp (Ginny) of Franklin, Tennesse and Patrick Pennekamp (Cece) of Boise, Idaho; and one great-grandson, Findlay, also of Franklin. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Guillermo Villarreal of Austin for his loving care of Vermelle during the past 12 years.

The family will hold a private service in celebration of her life at a later date.

Memorials may be made to, Children's Association for Maximum Potential, P.O. Box 27086, San Antonio, Texas 78227 or Pregnancy Care Center, 7210 Louis Pasteur Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78229.

Services Will Be Private


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  • Children's Association for Maximum Potential, P.O. Box 27086, San Antonio, Texas 78227 or Pregnancy Care Center, 7210 Louis Pasteur Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78229.

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Porter Loring Mortuary

1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
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