Myrtle May Simms

myrtle simms

April 14, 1922 ~ June 20, 2020

Born in: Trinidad, CO
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Myrtle May Simms, 98, was born to Charles Arthur and Hannah Gurrine Little on April 14, 1922, in Trinidad, Colo. moving to Pueblo in 1924. She attended Pueblo Schools, graduating from Centennial High School with honors in 1940. She married Robert J. Simms, son of Charles and Flossie Elizabeth Simms of Pueblo in 1940. Myrtle is preceded in death by husband; and sister, Selma Gertrude Holloway; sons-in-law, Ralph Dean Horton and John D. McLaughlin. She is survived by three children, Ruth E. McLaughlin, Shirley Kathleen Horton and Robert (Gaylene) Simms, Jr.; sisters-in-law, Ann Simms and Gloria Simms; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; 14 nieces; 15 nephews; and numerous great nieces and great nephews. Myrtle’s life was centered in Faith and Family, participating in both the Salvation Army for 14 years and eighty-four years in the Nazarene Denomination. She will be sorely missed. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at First Church of the Nazarene, 84 Stanford. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Livestreaming at Online condolences at


Funeral Service: June 30, 2020 10:30 am

First Church of the Nazarene
84 Stanford
Pueblo, CO 81005


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  1. Thank you for your support and unconditional love throughout my life. You were always there to pray us through any crises we had in our lives. You now deserve the reward of everlasting peace. Love you

  2. So sorry for your loss and ours. Beautiful lady both inside and out. Sorry I won’t be able to attend her memorial but plan to watch it on-line.

  3. Myrtle shared her pleasure so naturally. With delight to be close to people.
    She and Uncle Bob were happy people, joyfully strong.
    Reflective of the Grace they were walking in.
    They were generous and cheerful and Myrtle was a talented musician who took joy in the moment.
    I love the memory of how they rejoiced when I shared with them my conversion as a teenager.
    Aunt Myrtle was true blue. Loving Jesus, the Savior of the world. She and Uncle Bob shared their living faith in such a warm and welcoming way. This shows in their ebullient children, Ruth and John, Kathy and Dean, Bobby and Gayleen. Sincere, kind, fun, direct, selfless, and witty! Giving to all their blessed assurance: The goodness of God! Christus Vincite!

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