Clyde Lynn Simons, 74, died June 16, 1999.
He was born December 31, 1924 to Ezra and Sarah Simons. He grew up in Birdseye, Utah, working hard at a young age on his father's farm. Upon graduation from Spanish Fork High School in 1943 he was drafted into the armed forces and became a Radio Operator Machine Gunner and was a member of the "Lonesome Liza" B-26 bomber crew.He married Rhea Tolman, October 17, 1947. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake City Temple, January 8, 1959. He was a brick mason for Geneva Steel and retired after 34 years. He served in various church callings, and spent many hours doing extraction, which he loved. He was a volunteer fireman in Salem and was the secretary for many years. Clyde and Rhea served a part-time mission in the welfare department in Spanish Fork.
His life was devoted to the Savior and his family. He was always an example of strength, kindness and perfection to his family. He was currently an ordinance worker in the Provo Temple and loved doing service for the Lord. He was much loved and respected by everyone who knew him.
Clyde is survived by his wife of 52 years, Rhea; children: Mike and Irene Simons, Kathy and Lloyd Rapplye, Paula and Mike Snow, Andrea Borg, Tammy and Gary York, Julie and Kent Dixon; 20 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sisters: Fern and Ed Philpot, Martha Stonich, Kathryn Averett, Lois and Don Cluff; and a brother, Robert and Elaine Simons. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Grace Wilson and Mable Davis.
Funeral services will be held Monday, June 21, 1999 at 11 a.m. at the Salem 2nd Ward Chapel, 60 North Main. Friends and family may call on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Walker Mortuary, 187 South Main, Spanish Fork, and on Monday at the church one hour prior to the services. Interment will be in the Salem City Cemetery with military honors provided by the Spanish Fork American Legion Post #68.
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