Helen Simmons

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Helen I. Simmons
July 1, 1922 - July 30, 2015
Helen Ione Simmons, 93, of Nampa, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at her home from natural causes.
Helen was born July 1, 1922 at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise, ID. She was the youngest of three children born to James and Elimina (Stenfors) Eagles. She attended schools in Rupert, ID and graduated in the Nampa High class of 1940.
During WWII she was a senior clerk typist for the U.S. Army Engineers in Seattle, WA and Hammond General Hospital in Modesto, CA.
She married Louis Warren Davis on August 9, 1944 in Nevada and later divorced him on February 14, 1951. To this union her son, Michael Louis was born in Mitchell, SD. She and her son then moved back to Boise, ID where she married Alvyn Richard Simmons on September 3, 1952. They made their home in Nampa where Alvyn was a brakeman/conductor for the Union Pacific Railroad. Alvyn passed away on August 7, 1999.
Helen was active in Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for 40 years where she held all offices including City Council, and president over four chapters, editors of two Stampede Rodeo Programs and was a member and president of The Women's Century Club 1988-89 and 1989-90.
Helen loved to cook, bake and entertain her friends in Cascade, ID where she and Alvyn were up there for the summers and at family get-togethers. She loved trying out new recipes.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvyn Simmons; brother, Wayne Eagles; sister, Lucy Tague; two nephews, Garry Eagles and Richard Eagles and great-nephew, Luke Tague.
She is survived by her son, Mike and his wife, Eileen of Nampa; four grandchildren, Wendy (Mark) Knowles of Bend, OR, Doug (Jill) Simmons of Bend, OR, Lorie Cutler of Nampa and Bobby Cutler of Boise; four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, as well as two nieces and one nephew.
Special thanks to her granddaughter, Lorie, whom took great care of her for the last year and a half of her life and St.Al's Hospice for making her more comfortable in her last days.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 4 from 6-8 pm at Alsip & Persons Funeral Chapel, 404 10th Ave. So., Nampa. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 2:00 pm at Cloverdale Cemetery, 1200 N. Cloverdale Rd., Boise.
The family suggest memorial contributions be made to . Condolences and memories may be shared at www.alsipfuneralchapel.com

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Aug. 1, 2015
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