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.