MOUNTAIN VIEW — Our dear mom, Barbara McNeil Simmons died at her home in Mountain View and joined her husband, LaVerl Simmons, on March 31.
She was surrounded by her loving family as she left this world.
Mom was born on Oct. 7, 1931, to Sadie May Nelson and Horace Delton McNeil. She grew up in Francis Utah. She attended school at South Summit District in Kamas, Utah.
Mom married dad on Nov. 6, 1948. They were sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple for all eternity on April 15, 1964. From this union were born Verla, Connie, Charlene and Robert.
Mom loved music and loved to dance. She met her beloved LaVerl at a dance. She was an excellent homemaker and seamstress. She loved to knit and crochet and made many beautiful items. She made Christmas and Easter dresses for her daughters.
Mom loved to have visitors and would always be eager to give lots of goodies. Nobody ever left hungry.
She enjoyed being a primary teacher in Francis and Mountain View Wards and secretary for the Francis Ward Primary.
She was the best grandma, great-grandma and great-great-grandma to 18 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Mom is survived by her children: Verla (Robert W) Piercy; Connie (Gary) Johnson; Charlene (Tom) White; and Robert (Jean Thiriot) Simmons; sister, Colleen (Lowell ) Thacker; brother, Rick (Loie) Prescot; sisters -in-laws, Nelda McNeil and Marlina Shira.
She was preceded in death by her husband, LaVerl; mother, Sadie May; father, Horace; stepfather, Dick Prescott; stepsister, Wanda (Oren) Smith; stepbrother, Weldon Prescott; and brothers: Philip McNeil and Michael McNeil.
The family wishes to thank Best Home Health & Hospice for their extra special care, Shannon Meeks, Alaina Roitz and Desiree Green.
Funeral service will be Saturday, April 5, at 12:30 p.m. in the Francis LDS Ward Chapel in Francis Utah. Friends and family are invited for viewing from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the church. Burial will be at Francis Cemetery, Francis, Utah, under the direction of Crandall Funeral Home, Kamas, Utah.
Online condolences at crandallfhevanston.com
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