A. Wilma Jackson Simmons passed away at Chandler, Az. on April 17, 2000 of a heart condition.

Wilma was born 21 October 1907 in Toquerville, Utah to Harry S. and Leonora Theobald Jackson. Her early years were spent there. In 1926 she married William F. Petersen, and later divorced. She mar-ried William Sears Simmons in 1936 and spent many happy years together.Wilma retired as a Telephone Operator for AT&T after 20 years of service. Wilma loved to cook. She loved to quilt. She loved to embroider and crochet beautiful things to give away. She really enjoyed gardening, her roses were always beautiful.

Wilma is preceded in death by her husband, three brothers and five sisters. She is survived by a daughter and five sons, Barbara (Dean) Hafen of Springville, Ut.; Bill (Connie) Simmons of Kaysville, Ut.; Jerry Simmons of Fruit Heights, Ut.; Duane (Mary Ellen) Simmons of Mesa, Az.; Robert Patrich (Karen) Simmons of Sandy, Ut.; Joe (Chris) Simmons of Riverton, Ut.; Kelly (Jared) Hendrickson of Mesa, Az.; a lovely granddaughter with whom Wilma has made her home with for the last four years; 22 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. We will miss you Mother and Grandmother very much.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, April 22, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the Springville 1st Ward, 1785 East 400 South, Springville, Ut. Friends may call at the church Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Burial will take place in the Provo City Cemetery, under the direction of Wheeler Mortuary.