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Richard Roe Simms


Richard Roe Simms Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 114 Carlisle Blvd., S.E., Albuquerque. Richard Roe Simms, 90, a resident of Albuquerque, died Aug. 31, 2006. Mr. Simms, the son of The Rev. J. Denton Simms and May Harper Simms, was born in Dulce on Sept. 27, 1915. After receiving a B.A. degree from Universityh of New Mexico, he married his childhood sweetheart, Cecelia, and together they ranched in Chromo, Colo., and the New Mexico towns of Edgewood, Logan, Wagon Mound and Truth or Consequences. Mr. Simms was preceded in death by his wife, Cecelia Wirt Simms, and brothers D. Harper Simms and Donald Simms. Survivors include a son, Richard (Barbara) W. Simms of Estancia; a daughter, Mary (Don) S. Schutz of Wagon Mound; four grandsons, Jay (Penny) Simms of Flower Mound, Texas, Matthew (Kristen) Simms of Davie, Fla., Mike (Robyn) Schutz of Bellevue, Wash., and Steve Schutz of Renton, Wash.; three great-granddaughters and one great-grandson. He is also survived by his brother, David (Betty Lou) Simms, sisters May (Roy) Denham and Margery Miller, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 114 Carlisle Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. Arrangements are by The Daniels Company of Albuquerque.
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