Myron Charles Simmons

Simmons_Myron.jpgMyron Charles Simmons, 85, formerly from Forks, WA passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Retsil – Washington Veteran’s Home in Port Orchard, WA. Myron was born on August 14, 1927 to Walter C. and Gladys M. (Sawyer) Simmons in Olympia, WA. He moved to Forks in 1942.  At the insistence of his mother, he graduated from Quillayute High School in 1945 before enlisting in the United States Navy during WWII.  Myron married Jacqueline Kelm in November of 1947 in Forks, WA. He worked in the timber industry most of his life. He experienced the progression of the timber trade from falling trees with an ax to a chainsaw and eventually became a private contractor for various timber companies. In August of 1992 he retired.

Myron was a member of the VFW’s for over 64 years and was always very active in his community as a volunteer and enjoyed his children’s and grandchildren’s activities. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, picking wild blackberries, razor clam digging and woodworking. He enjoyed traveling to Yakima yearly for fruits and vegetables. Listening to country music was also an enjoyment. Myron is survived by his sons, Larry (Carol) Simmons, Renton, WA and Mike (Roberta) Simmons, Long Branch, WA; daughter, Dawn (Frank) Clark Jr; sister, Marilyn Torstvet, Tenino; brother, Dale (Linda) Dorris, Brookings, OR, nine grandchildren, six great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife, Jacqueline and parents. Donations can be made to the Timber Museums in either Pt. Angeles or Forks, WA or to any VFW.  Services will be held on June 29, 2013 at the Forks Congregational Church, 280 S. Spartan Ave. Forks, WA 98331 at 1:00 pm. McComb Funeral Home was honored to servethis family.