Carol A. SIMMONS

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SIMMONS, Carol A. 69, of St. Petersburg, beloved mother, caring grandmother & great-grandmother (Grammy), passed away Feb. 5, 2014, joining her mother, Helen McRee; brother, Lee Schroeder; and uncle, Cliff Andrews. Born in Orlando, in 1944, raised her sons, Bill and Larry in Pinellas County. Hardworking and dedicated mother, she started her career as assistant to Tom James of Raymond James & Assoc., in the 1960's and never looked back. Member of SPYC for many years, she loved sailing and weekend adventures. After returning from Arizona in 1980, she became main distributor in Florida for aloe vera products for SASCO, which funded the initial startup of healthcare & benefits software company C/G Data Corp, grew to a $20 million enterprise, which moved to Miami. Bumped out of daily operations, went on to start other companies in business services, energy management, entertainment, Apple software products, data equipment sales & services, and finally settled into real estate as broker/owner of Quantum Realty Solutions, with partners Jerry White and son Bill. After living in Paradise Valley, AZ in 1978-80, she returned and spent 1993-2000 travelling the southwest, getting her Arizona real estate license, auto sales and dealer finance training in California, then time share sales in Phoenix and Las Vegas. Involved with various multi-level marketing adventures, she was ambitious and entrepreneurial. Family and grandkids brought her back to the Tampa Bay area in 2001, and her tough, inspirational, motivational, and supporting love was always pushing all of us to be the best that we can be. Survived by son, Bill, wife, Danielle, and sons, Trey, Brandon, Blake, Chris & Dillon, Bill's grandsons, Ethan & Jason; son, Larry, wife, Connie, and their daughter, Angel, and grandkids, Luna, Logan & Leo; and Carol's brother, Lynn McRee; & numerous nephews & nieces. A viewing will be held at Memorial Park Funeral Home on Saturday the 15th from 1-2 pm with the service at 2 pm.
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Feb. 13, 2014