SIMMS, Aubrey Preston
Proud U.S. Army veteran of WWII and D-Day, Aubrey Preston Simms died June 2, 2012 at UCD Medical Center in Sacramento, CA. He was 90 years old.
Aubrey was born October 1, 1921 in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia, Canada. His parents were Arthur Primrose Sims and Ethel Elita Gibson. He gained U.S. citizenship while serving in the Army.
While in France with the 449th Gas Supply Co. in August, 1944, Aubrey participated in the famed Red Ball Express truck convoy transporting ammunition, supplies and provisions to General Patton's Third Army at the Normandy front. He will be fondly remembered by family and friends for his war stories, love of cats, animals and music, and dressing up to socialize.
Aubrey is survived by son McQuay Young of Pleasantville, NJ; grandsons Chang Ken and Wone Young; sister Kathleen Hisaoka of Sacramento; nieces Barbara Tyson of Sacramento and Gale Mackey of Los Angeles, nephews Ramon Elwood Tyson Jr. of Atlanta, GA and Arthur Richard Edwards of Garden Grove, CA; a number of nieces and nephews in New Jersey, New York, Maryland and California; cousins in Nova Scotia. He was preceded in death by his parents and nine brothers and sisters, all born in Nova Scotia.
Memorial service with military honors to be held at Sacramento Valley Veterans Cemetery, Dixon, CA, date to be determined.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on June 17, 2012