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Last Name
Given Names
Sue L.
Better known as
Date of Birth
Age at Death
Place of Birth
Middletown, California
Native American
Family Tree
  Jose Simon Family Tree
Birth Mother
Birth Father
Jose Simon
Alvin Harold Simon, Sr.
Ronald Windus Grimm
Tina Lynn Grimm; Alvin Harold Simon, Jr. (nephew); Crystal Michelle Simon; Summer Renae Simon (nieces)
Non-Temple Relatives
Body Identification Number
Burial Location
Simon Gravesite, Middletown, CA
Source of Death Information
House Foreign Affairs Committee report; FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
Residence (US)
San Rafael, California 94901
Residence (JT)
Cottage 34
Occupation in U.S./Skills, Talents & Interests
Drapery Seamstress, Domestic (Maaga); Clerk, seamstress, kitchen worker (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1ss); Cook
Occupation in Jonestown (Temple Records)
Library (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1ss)
Jonestown Roles (FBI Records)
Government Income
“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

Remembering Jose Simon and Sue Grimm ” - Nick Bennett