Donald R. Simms, 76, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Sept. 28, 2006. Survived by his wife, Gloria Simms; children, Debra Taylor of Pueblo, Bill (Val) Simms of Greeley, Colo., Jeff (Josie) Simms of Pueblo, John Bourdiri of Pueblo and Don Simms of Cañon City; siblings, Betty Roper of Colorado Springs and Bill (Jackie) Simms of Pueblo; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Don was born Sept. 8, 1930, in Pueblo. He retired as a yardmaster for C&W Railroad. Don was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, the outdoors and was an avid Broncos fan. He was a member of BPO Elks Lodge # 90. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Reverend Earleen Cornell officiating. Online condolences,

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  1. Dear Gloria,
    Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and bring you comfort during this time and in the days ahead.
    Your friend
    (Dillard’s Beauty Salon)

  2. I spent considerable time during my teen age years hanging out with Bob Simms Jr., Bob Roper, and Donnie Simms. Since I was continually around the Simms and Roper families there were many occasions I was at family meal events or functions. The entire Simms clan including Grampa George, Grandma Flossie, Bob Senior always make me feel included. “Uncle Dick” was always enthusiastic, fun and personable and treated me like one of the family. He had an infectious laugh and warm smile. He had many great attributes and will be missed.

  3. My Uncle Dick was a superb joke & story teller. In fact, I think it runs in the family. He was a jovial soul who loved to make us all laugh. I will never forget his huge grin & hearty laugh.
    When I was in high school I used to clean Aunt Gloria & Uncle Dick’s house after school once a week. They were always so generous with me. And they trusted me to be in their house when they were at work. That made me feel very mature!
    Being a member of the Simms family, I know that Uncle Dick will live on in me and all the family members forever!
    Much Love,

  4. Dear Gloria and Family,

    Bill Simms is my grandfather and I know that Dick was his brother, so I think that Dick was my great uncle. I didn’t really know Dick, but I want you to know that you and your family will always be in my prayers. I wish I had the opportunity to get to know him a little better; he seemed like a wonderful person. I can’t say that I understand what you are going through, because I don’t, but I know that one of the hardest things in life is letting go of someone you love more than the world. May God always be close to your heart. <3

    Love Always,

  5. I am so disappointed that I couldn’t make the memorial service. May God Bless you all Gloria, Debbie, Donny, Johnny, Jeff, Bill. I pray for peace in your hearts from our Lord during your time of grief.
    your cuz,

  6. My Uncle Dick was one-in-a million. He knew how to be happy, and he wanted to make everyone around him happy too. I loved his laugh, his smile, and his quick mind. I will always remember him with love. I am sad today, but I look forward to laughing with him again. Cool Rich !

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