January 16th, 2019
Mary Lucile Reed (Welch) Simmons
Mary Lucile Reed (Welch) Simmons, January 25, 1926 – January 10, 2019.
Mary Lucile Simmons of Bozeman went to be with the Lord on January 10, 2019 with her daughters by her side.
Mary was born on January 25, 1926 in Bozeman to Arthur C. Reed and Elsie Phipps Reed. She attended schools in Belgrade and graduated from Gallatin High School in 1943. She went on to MSU and Bozeman Deaconess School of Nursing and finished her degree at Spokane Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in 1947.
Mary spent her career life in nursing.
Mary married Theodore Welch in 1947, they had six daughters. She married Everett (Pete) Simmons in 1976 and lived happily for 29 1/2 years when he passed away in 2005.
Mary enjoyed Bible Study, her church, BWAGS quilting group, she was a member of Deaconess Alumni of Spokane. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and friends. She kept busy quilting, knitting, crocheting, sewing, time with family, and she loved to travel.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents: Arthur and Elsie Reed, husband Pete, brothers Frank and Leonard Reed; daughters: Judy Kemp and Debbie Jenkins.
Survivors include: daughters Mary Straugh of Deer Lodge; Kathy Tomaskie of Montana City; Lucy Melugin (Jeff) of Billings; Jackie Welch-Doubek of Henderson, Nev. Eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Grace Bible Church, Bozeman, on January 15.
Memorials can be made to her beloved church – Grace Bible Church, 3625 S. 19th Ave., Bozeman, MT. 59715.
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