GRIMM, Sue L.

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Last Name
 
GRIMM
Given Names
 
Sue L.
AKA's
 
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
3/4/1941
Age at Death
 
37
Place of Birth
 
Middletown, California
Residence (US)
 
San Rafael, California 94901
Residence (JT)
 
Cottage 34
Residence (JT) Abbreviated
 
C34
Religion
 
Race
 
Native American
Gender
 
Female
Information on __Source of Death
 
House Foreign Affairs Committee report; FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Body Identification Number
 
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
 
Drapery Seamstress, Domestic (Maaga); Cook
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Government Income
 
Entry in Guyana
 
10/7/1977
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
Birth Mother
 
Birth Father
 
Jose Simon
Siblings
 
Alvin Harold Simon, Sr.
Partner
 
Ronald Windus Grimm
Children
 
Tina Lynn Grimm; Alvin Harold Simon, Jr. (nephew); Crystal Michelle Simon; Summer Renae Simon (nieces)
Non-Temple Relatives
 
Family Tree
 
Discrepancies
 
Remembrances
 
“I remember Sue Grimm so well. She was one of the Simon clan of Native Americans who joined Peoples Temple in San Francisco and came with us to Guyana and Jonestown. The family was a close-knit and thoughtful group of loving and kind people. Sue Grimm was a quiet, and very hardworking person in Jonestown. She worked sewing clothing and at times in the food prep areas of Jonestown. She had a beautiful daughter, Tina, who looked just like her. Sue was very soft-spoken and held her thoughts tightly inside. I not only never heard her say a harsh word, I rarely heard her say any word. We had some talks over the years and I was always delighted when she would reveal more about herself. I loved to see her smile, which she did often with her own daughter and her darling niece, nephews, and other children. She seemed content in Jonestown and in the community. She was a very private person and seemed to think that her life would be enriched living in the community, and with her family living in close proximity. She was a lovely person. ” - Laura Johnston Kohl

“Susie and I grew up together and attended school from the first grade through graduation. She was the brightest one in all classes and the sweetest person one could ever know. Her passing, along with her father and brother, still effects me after all these years. Miss you Susie. ” - Nick Bennett