Simone Joanne Rystad
August 5, 2014
Simone Rystad of Sammamish passed away peacefully, at home with family and love at her bedside, in the very early hours on Thursday the 24th of July 2014 at the young age of 53. After a long, courageous battle against an undefeatable foe, she is finally at rest. Simone was the most giving, caring, loving, and genuinely selfless, wonderful person anyone could ever hope to meet. She touched so many lives and each one is the better for it.
She was born Simone Joanne Rapin August 13, 1960 in Vancouver B.C. to father Lawrence Rapin and mother Geraldine Joan Jacobson. At an early age, the family relocated to the Seattle area where in 1978 she graduated from Interlake High School in Bellevue. She married just out of high school and had two lovely daughters Angela (Rystad)-Hoover and Sheri Rystad.
Once on her own, Simone attended Bellevue College, graduating in 1994 to become a registered nurse, and continued helping people and caring for others as an R.N. for the remainder of her life.
She married once more before finally finding the one she was meant to be with.
Francis Jaros spent 8 wonderful years with Simone until July 24th 2014, as he held her in his arms one last time.
The world lost a beautiful gem and wonderful woman that day. We love you and miss you dearly Simone!
A memorial service will be held on at 11 a.m. Saturday Aug. 9, at Snoqualmie Falls-Salish Lodge in the Falls Terrace Room. Anyone wishing to attend please contact Francis at 425-922-2334.