Jacqueline Mae Simmons
Jacqueline Mae Simmons, 82, of Forks, WA passed away in Shelton, WA, residence of her daughter, on Saturday, May 21, 2011. Jacqueline was born on December 17, 1928 in Bellingham, WA to Arthur and Lucille (Livingston) Kelm. She graduated from Quillayute Valley High School in 1946 and married Myron C. Simmons in Forks, WA in November of 1947.
Mrs. Simmons was extremely proud to be a mother and a homemaker. She was a stay at home mom, raising three children and kept the books for her husbands logging business, Simmons Enterprises, before going to work for the Department of Natural Resources as and administrative assistant for 17 years, retiring in 1993.
Jacqueline was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW. She was very patriotic, loved her country and the fourth of July. She was a volunteer at the Loggers Museum in Forks. First and foremost, her family and grandchildren were of the utmost importance to her. She enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s activities, yearly trips to Yakima to purchase produce for canning, gardening, baking, cooking, razor clam digging, pinochle, and watching sports on TV. Her family shared that she made the very best wild blackberry pie. Her favorite color was red and she was always there to provide popsicles for sick grandbabies.
Survivors include her husband Myron, sons, Larry (Carol) Simmons, Renton, and Michael (Roberta) Simmons, Long Branch, WA; daughter, Dawn (Frank) Clark, Shelton; brother Art (Janeen) Kelm, Sequim,; nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother Robert Kelm.
Services will be held at the Forks Congregational Church, 280 S. Spartan Ave, Forks, WA 98331 on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 1:00 pm. Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, Attention memorials, 2120 First Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109. McComb Funeral Home was honored to serve this family.