Guy James “Butch” Simon, 73, of Pearblossom, Calif. and formerly of Morton died Feb. 18, 2013. Services have been held in California.
Guy was born and baptized December 1, 1939, attended St. John’s Catholic Church and graduated from Morton High School in 1957.
During the 1960s Guy moved to Valyermo, Calif. There Guy enjoyed creating ceramic items that were sold throughout the southwest United States. He was an avid reader. He lived in nearby Pearblossom, Calif. on the edge of the Mohave Desert. There he managed a convenience store retiring because of his health.
While he lived in California, his heart remained in Minnesota where he kept in contact with many friends and classmates.
Guy was preceded in death by his father Guy J. Simon, Sr. and mother, Helena (Burger) both of Morton and his father’s second wife, Lydia (Mages) of Morton. He is survived by their son, Clifton E. Simon (spouse Sandy) of Delano.