Our beautiful and dearly beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, friend, Belle Simmons, 83, returned to the loving arms of her family, friends and Father in Heaven, August 21, 2000.
She was born May 20, 1917 in Bedford, Wyoming to Russ H. and Lucy Bleazard Sessions. She married Eldred William Heap July 31, 1941. They were later divorced. She married Benjamin D. Simmons Dec. 17, 1952. He preceded her in death May 3, 1985.
She is survived by her children, Daniel R. (Evelyn) Heap, Sheree D. (Scott) Larsen, and Cindy Simmons Sparks. Also, seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, brother, two sisters, nieces and nephews.
She was an active and faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various capacities. Her greatest concern and love was for her family. She loved flowers and gardening and had a great compassion for animals. She will be sorely missed by all who loved her.
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 25, 2000, 12 noon, at the Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East, Salt Lake City, UT, where friends may call Thursday, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and on Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment: Elysian Burial Gardens, 1075 East 4580 South. Funeral Directors: The Holbrook Mortuary.
The family wishes to express deep appreciation for the excellent care by all the staff of St. Joseph Villa.
"All I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother."