In Memorial

Rivian H. Simon

Date of Death: March 5th, 2022
2 Adar II 5782

Obituary

Photo By  : Rivian Simon (née Harris), aged 84 years old, passed away March 5, 2022. Rivian was born in Duluth, MN, the daughter of late Jack and Libby (née Popkin) Harris; cherished mother of Leanne (Mark) and David (Sandy); doting grandmother of Jason, Jessica, Brian and Benjamin; beloved sister of Max (Carole); treasured aunt and great-aunt, cousin and lifelong friend to many. Rivian grew up in a Navy family, moving about every two years. She lived in 5 different states and ultimately made her home in Evanston, IL. She graduated from Senn High School in Chicago and attended University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, then at Navy Pier. Received her B.A. in Education from Roosevelt University and attended Northeastern Illinois University for graduate school. Rivian was a preschool, second grade and special education teacher for 29 years. She developed and implemented a self-contained program for learning disabled students. She was loving, nurturing, creative and had a great sense of humor. Rivian loved animals and volunteered at the Lincoln Park Zoo for over 20 years. She loved travel (especially Italy), skiing, ice skating, bowling, woodcarving and being an amateur ham radio operator and a member of the Evanston peregrine falcon watch group. She also loved music, art, dancing, the Chicago Cubs, chocolate gelato and most of all, family. Private burial was held at Shalom Memorial Park. Donations can be made to: The Alzheimer's Association or Lincoln Park Zoo.

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March 9th, 2022

 Jennifer

Rivian and her brother, Max

~Jennifer
~Niece, Fridley



March 8th, 2022

 Jennifer

Sister-in-law Carole and Rivian in a teepee in Alaska

~Jennifer
~Niece, Fridley, MN



March 8th, 2022

 Jennifer

Rivian on a helicopter ride in Alaska

~Jennifer
~Niece, Fridley, MN



March 8th, 2022

 Jennifer

Carole, Jennifer and Rivian eating lunch in the cafeteria

~Jennifer
~Niece, Fridley, MN



March 8th, 2022

Mom / Grandma Rivian with Family at ‘The Bean’ David & Leanne

Mom / Grandma Rivian with Family at ‘The Bean’

~David & Leanne
~Son and Daughter, Brookline, MA & Highland Park, IL



March 8th, 2022

Rivian with Twenty Year Volunteer at Lincoln Park Zoo Plaque David & Leanne

Rivian with Twenty Year Volunteer at Lincoln Park Zoo Plaque

~David & Leanne
~Son and Daughter, Brookline, MA & Highland Park, IL



March 8th, 2022

Rivian at Café Brauer at the Lincoln Park Zoo David & Leanne

Rivian at Café Brauer at the Lincoln Park Zoo

~David & Leanne
~Son and Daughter, Brookline, MA & Highland Park, IL



March 8th, 2022

Rivian and June David & Leanne

Rivian and June

~David & Leanne
~Son and Daughter, Brookline, MA & Highland Park, IL



March 8th, 2022

Mom / Grandma Rivian with Family at Carson’s Ribs David & Leanne

Mom / Grandma Rivian with Family at Carson’s Ribs

~David & Leanne
~Son and Daughter, Brookline, MA & Highland Park, IL



March 8th, 2022

Rivian with Max and Carole and Grandkids David & Leanne

Aunt Rivian with Max, Carole and their Grandkids

~David & Leanne
~Son and Daughter, Brookline, MA & Highland Park, IL



March 8th, 2022

Grandma Rivian with Grandkids David & Leanne

Grandma Rivian with her Grandkids

~David & Leanne
~Son and Daughter, Brookline, MA & Highland Park, IL



March 8th, 2022

Rivian Simon David & Leanne

Rivian Simon

~David & Leanne
~Son and Daughter, Brookline, MA & Highland Park, IL



March 8th, 2022

Mom / Aunt Rivian Her Kids, and Niece and Nephews David & Leanne

Rivian's Kids, Niece and Nephew

~David & Leanne
~Son and Daughter, Brookline, MA & Highland Park, IL



March 8th, 2022

Mom / Leanne David & Leanne

Mom / Leanne

~David & Leanne
~Son and Daughter, Brookline, MA & Highland Park, IL



March 8th, 2022

Rivian Senn High School Picture David & Leanne

Rivian Senn High School Picture

~David & Leanne
~Son and Daughter, Brookline, MA & Highland Park, IL



March 8th, 2022

Rivian with Parents and Brother David & Leanne

Rivian with Parents and Brother in Norfolk Virginia

~David & Leanne
~Son and Daughter, Brookline, MA & Highland Park, IL



March 8th, 2022

Rivian David & Leanne

Rivian in Duluth Minnesota

~David & Leanne
~Son and Daughter, Brookline, MA & Highland Park, IL



March 7th, 2022

My dear Rivian:

Will always remember your sweet face and our many years from high school and friendship. We do have many fun memories from Senn and our dear FiDel friends. Always enjoyed our visits these past few years. I will always remember them and you fondly.

Much love, Bonnie

~Bonnie Lande
~friend, Deerfield, iL


Yahrzeit

Yahrzeit Dates For Rivian H. Simon

Tradition directs us in the evening before the Yahrzeit dates listed below, the anniversary of our loved one's day of death, we are to kindle a candle in our homes as a reminder of their place in our hearts.

Gregorian Date
2nd of Adar 57832/23/2023
2nd of Adar II 57843/12/2024
2nd of Adar 57853/2/2025
2nd of Adar 57862/19/2026
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