Simone Maria Grace Eppich ’98 was born on July 12, 1976, and grew up in Sherwood, Oregon. She attended St. Mary’s Academy in Portland, class of 1994. She double majored in biology and German at SCU and received a master’s in public health from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 2000, becoming a registered dietitian that same year. In 2001 she traveled to Germany for a year to study holistic wellness. She spent 10 months combating hunger in South Sudan, Africa, in 2003 before settling down in Wenatchee, Washington, where she worked on a Ph.D. in nutrition from the University of Washington. In Wenatchee she met her wonderful husband Marshall Talbot, and they wed in a Catholic ceremony in 2008. Together, Simone and Marshall launched their greatest adventure: raising six wonderful children. Sadly, her life was cut short by an unexpectedly aggressive cancer, passing away on Dec. 2, 2019 at the age of 43. She is survived by her six children: Sloane (10), Ramses (8), Shona (7), Monae (5), Alora (3), and Ash (2); husband, Marshall Talbot; five siblings: Anton, Monte, Heidi, Michelle, and Louis; parents Vida and Adolf Eppich; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

28 Jan 2020