Vern Simmons(1927 – 2013)

We bid goodbye to our father, grandfather and friend, Vern Simmons. He passed away Sunday July 7, 2013 after a long illness.
Vern would often remark that he had been very lucky in his life. He had traveled the world as a Foreign Service Officer, raising his family in Africa. He made the arduous journey to Timbuktu and finally came to settle at the Ranch for the past forty-three years. Vern was active as a member of the Rancho Santa Fe Rotary for many years and an avid fly-fisherman. He loved his trips to the trout streams of Oregon and Alaska.
Vern is survived by his two sons, Doug and Jeff and four grandchildren.
We miss you dad.
Published in the Rancho Santa Fe Review on July 18, 2013