Albert Gallatin Simms II
Albert Gallatin Simms II was born in Albuquerque, NM on September 15, 1920.He knew at the age of nine that his life's calling was to be a medical doctor. He was a graduate of the University of New Mexico and the Columbia School of Medicine. After serving as a surgeon in the Army Air Corps in World War II, he entered a four year surgical residency at the Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. He returned to Albuquerque where he spent his entire career practicing general surgery. He loved his profession and was always proud to have operated on anyone in need regardless of their ability to pay their medical bill, and that was fine with him. He was a devoted husband for 75 years, to Barbara Young Simms and the father of five children, four of whom survive him - Albert III, Margaret, Frank and Mary along with thirteen grandchildren twelve of whom survive him and thirteen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Barbara, his daughter Leslie and his grandson Jesse. Well known as a true gentleman he also had a wicked sense of humor which people greatly admired and enjoyed immensely. He was devoted to his family, the people of New Mexico, the Albuquerque community and in-particular to advancing the educational needs of young boys and girls in NM and CO. He loved hunting and fishing with his children and grandchildren on family farms and ranches in NM and CO. We are deeply saddened by his loss but take great comfort knowing that he and our mother are now re-united. He will be sorely missed! A private family service will be held at a later date.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Apr. 28, 2019.