Betty SimmonsOctober 22, 1931 ~ January 3, 2018 (age 86)
Betty A. Simmons passed from this life on January 3, 2018 at the age of 86. She had been a resident at River Oaks Assisted Living Coppell, TX for nearly four years.
Ms Simmons was born October 22, 1931 to William Henry Simmons and Bertie Brewer Simmons in Dallas TX. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her life partner, Peggy Chambers, her brother, Harold Everett Simmons, and her nephew, Harold R. Simmons.
She is survived by her loving niece, Shirley Simmons Runnels, great-niece, Staci Runnels Alvarez, great-nephew, Bryan K. Simmons, two great great-nephews, two great great-nieces and two great great great-nieces.
Betty graduated from Methodist Dallas School of Nursing and received her Masters Degree from TCU. After working at Methodist Hospital Dallas, she joined the United States Navy Nurse Corp from which she retired in 1984 as Lt. Commander. Following retirement, she worked at St Joseph Hospital Bryan until retirement from there.
The service for Ms. Simmons will be at Hillier Funeral Home of Bryan on January 8, 2018, with visitation from 1:00pm to 2:00pm and the service following at 2:00pm. There will be no graveside service. Interment will be at Bryan City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Research Center at www.alz.org or The Wounded Warriors Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.