Esther C. Simms 96, died December 15, 2007. She is survived by her daughter, Kathryn (John) Bergan; five grandchildren and their spouses; and seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Melvin, and son, James. She was a member of El Camino Baptist Church and she was a retired teacher after many years of service. Graveside service 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at Tucson Memorial Park East Lawn. The family requests contributions to the National Kidney Foundation, 4203 E. Indian School Rd., Ste 140, Phoenix, AZ 85018. Arrangements by BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.
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Published by Arizona Daily Star on Dec. 17, 2007.