Willowbrook United Methodist
19390 N 99th Ave
Sun City, AZ 85373
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Simons, Marjorie
94, Sun City, AZ, died peacefully Friday, Nov. 6, in Sun City. Active up to the day of her death, she was planning her 95th birthday party for Nov. 11. She and her husband Kenneth moved to Allenspark, CO, from Hays, KS, where they worked in education until their retirement. The couple split time between Colorado and Sun City, where they permently relocated in 1996. Family, community, developing forward-thinking organizations, and serving faith-based organizations marked Mrs. Simons' life. In Sun City, she was active in the Willowbrook United Methodist Church choir; service to "SunMacs" as chairman and president for three years; PEO Sisterhood, serving as president multiple years; president of 79ers Lioness Club; and Bell Lioness Club. She was a lifetime member of Delta Zeta Sorority. Mrs. Simons earned a BS Degree in Education in 1942 from Fort Hays State University where she later served as Dean of Women. Mrs. Simons worked in Hays Public Schools as physical education teacher and counselor from 1957-83. She received the Counselor of the Year award from the state of Kansas in 1983. Mrs. Simons was an educator for 35 years. Survivors include: one grandson (and wife), five great grandchildren, and five great, great grandchildren from the Greater Kansas City, MO, area. Additional survivors include two nieces from Portland, OR, and Arcata, CA. Hundreds of friends also mourn her passing yet cherish the lessons in life she quietly taught. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 9 at Willowbrook United Methodist Church in Sun City, AZ. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Willowbrook United Methodist Church, In Remembrance of Marjorie Simons, 19390 North 99th Ave., Sun City, AZ 85373.

Published in The Arizona Republic on Dec. 6, 2015
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