Mildred Bertha Simmons

Mildred Bertha Simmons, 94, of Shelton, died peacefully of causes incident to age Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at Pine Brook Assisted Living Center in Idaho Falls.

Mildred was born July 19, 1918, in Clark, Idaho, a daughter to John Alfred Brown and Sarepta Angenette Gatchell Brown. She attended the Clark school and graduated from Rigby High School and Ricks College.

On Nov. 15, 1938, she married Golden Hall Simmons in LaBelle, Idaho. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple. She was an active member of the LDS church where she served as a Relief Society teacher for many years and was a long-time visiting teacher. She was an active member of the Sarah Howard Camp of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. She worked at Carson Nursing Home in Rigby for 11 years and at Idaho Fresh Pak in Lewisville. She made patchwork and Levi quilts that she so willingly gave to family. She enjoyed textile and oil painting, embroidering, reading, fishing and she loved going over to the Ririe Senior Center. Mildred was a faithful and good woman who will be truly missed by her family and friends.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Pine Brook facility for the compassionate care they gave Mildred.

Survivors include her children, Marlene (Dee) Larson of Loveland, Colo., Anna Jean (Ned) Sweat of Iona, Cheryl (Richard) Lee of Payson, Utah, Jeanette (Glen) Gray of Johnstown, Colo., and Jon Edward (Barbara) Simmons and Rodney Lynn Simmons, both of Shelton; sister, Lois Young of Rexburg; brother, Kenneth (Jean) Brown of Rexburg and St. George, Utah; 32 grandchildren; and 73 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Laval Dee; daughter, Ronda Lee; and sisters, Barbara Brown, Ellen Brown, Maxine Smith, Jennie Rawlins Matson and Mabel Rasband.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at the Ririe LDS Stake Center, 14061 N. 130th East in Ririe. The family will visit with friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Monday before services at the church. Interment will be in Annis-Little Butte Cemetery under the direction of Eckersell Memorial Chapel in Rigby.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Mildred's funeral expenses.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at

Funeral Home

Eckersell Funeral Home
101 West Main St.  Rigby, ID 83442

Published in Post Register on Dec. 29, 2012