Robert Judson Simms, Sr.

Robert Judson Simms, Sr.

December 18, 1919 ~ October 17, 2003

Born in: Lamar, Colorado,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Robert Judson Simms Sr., 83, of Pueblo, Colorado, went to be with the Lord Friday, October 17, 2003. Survived by his wife of 63 years, Myrtle M. Simms; children, Ruth McLaughlin of Denver, Kathleen (Dean) Horton of Pueblo and Robert J. (Gaylene) Simms Jr. of Elizabeth, Colorado; brothers, Bill (Jacque) Simms and Dick (Gloria) Simms, both of Pueblo; sister, Betty Roper of Colorado Springs; sisters-in-law, Ann Simms of Pueblo and Pauline Simms of Casper, Wyoming; grandchildren, Kathy Ann McLaughlin, John (Ronette) McLaughlin II, Dean (Lisa) Horton II, Ruthie Horton, Julie (Rich) Cantwell and Jill Simms; 9 great-grandchildren; 22 nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Flossie Simms; brothers, Cecil and George; mother-in-law, Hannah Little; son-in-law, Dr. John McLaughlin; brother-in-law, Ray Roper; and sister-in-law, Selma (Lyle) Holloway. Bob was born December 18, 1919, in Lamar, Colorado. He was a WWII U.S. Navy veteran. Bob was employed 39 ½ years in the Roll Shop of CF&I, retiring in 1982. He was also a realtor for Holloran Realty Company and a meat cutter for Safeway Food. At the age of 18, Bob committed his life to the Lord at First Church of the Nazarene. Never changing in his life was the joy of the church and his family. He was a charter member of Belmont Church of the Nazarene and founded the Spanish Church of the Nazarene. Bob loved to travel. He was known for his great sense of humor and always having a delightful smile. He will lie in state from 2 to 6 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2003, at the Belmont Church of the Nazarene, 1702 Bonforte, with Reverend Ray Hawkins and Pastor Chuck Gibson officiating. Military Honors by the Pueblo Veterans' Ritual Team and interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family expresses their appreciation to Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd Smith, Parkview Episcopal Hospital Staff 1 South, Dr. George Birks and Sangre de Cristo Hospice, especially Stella and Jean. Those who desire may make memorials to Belmont Church of the Nazarene or Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through the funeral home. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com

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December 18, 1919 ~ October 17, 2003

Born in: Lamar, Colorado,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Robert Judson Simms Sr., 83, of Pueblo, Colorado, went to be with the Lord Friday, October 17, 2003. Survived by his wife of 63 years, Myrtle M. Simms; children, Ruth McLaughlin of Denver, Kathleen (Dean) Horton of Pueblo and Robert J. (Gaylene) Simms Jr. of Elizabeth, Colorado; brothers, Bill (Jacque) Simms and Dick (Gloria) Simms, both of Pueblo; sister, Betty Roper of Colorado Springs; sisters-in-law, Ann Simms of Pueblo and Pauline Simms of Casper, Wyoming; grandchildren, Kathy Ann McLaughlin, John (Ronette) McLaughlin II, Dean (Lisa) Horton II, Ruthie Horton, Julie (Rich) Cantwell and Jill Simms; 9 great-grandchildren; 22 nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Flossie Simms; brothers, Cecil and George; mother-in-law, Hannah Little; son-in-law, Dr. John McLaughlin; brother-in-law, Ray Roper; and sister-in-law, Selma (Lyle) Holloway. Bob was born December 18, 1919, in Lamar, Colorado. He was a WWII U.S. Navy veteran. Bob was employed 39 ½ years in the Roll Shop of CF&I, retiring in 1982. He was also a realtor for Holloran Realty Company and a meat cutter for Safeway Food. At the age of 18, Bob committed his life to the Lord at First Church of the Nazarene. Never changing in his life was the joy of the church and his family. He was a charter member of Belmont Church of the Nazarene and founded the Spanish Church of the Nazarene. Bob loved to travel. He was known for his great sense of humor and always having a delightful smile. He will lie in state from 2 to 6 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2003, at the Belmont Church of the Nazarene, 1702 Bonforte, with Reverend Ray Hawkins and Pastor Chuck Gibson officiating. Military Honors by the Pueblo Veterans' Ritual Team and interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family expresses their appreciation to Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd Smith, Parkview Episcopal Hospital Staff 1 South, Dr. George Birks and Sangre de Cristo Hospice, especially Stella and Jean. Those who desire may make memorials to Belmont Church of the Nazarene or Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through the funeral home. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Aunt Myrtle, I know this is a hard time for you but I’m glad Uncle Bob’s suffering is over and he is in God’s home now. We love you.
    Lyla Jean & Jay

  2. To Sims’s Family:
    I’m sorry to learn of Mr. Sims’ passing, and I pray for His mercy and His love to awash the family at this time of their sorrow. Mr. Sims was a fine, beloved man. His life touched many other lives and left only good behind…I know that because I know Kathy and Dean. May God continue to richly bless Mrs. Sims and her family and give them peace.
    Our love to all.
    Phil and Lois

  3. Aunt Myrtle and Cousins Ruth, Kathy and Bob.
    In ways big and small Uncle Bob’s life changed our world and left it a better place, and touched too many hearts to ever be forgotten.Find comfort in knowing how many people share your sadness.
    I wish for you all: Quiet times when you’re feeling overwhelmed, peaceful feelings in the days ahead and the soothing comfort of those who care. Thank you all for sharing him with me.

  4. Myrtle, Ruthie, Kathy & Dean, Bobbie, and your families,

    I treasure each and every one of you! Who Bob was made a difference in my life and in the lives of the multitudes he shared his smile, his testimony, and his meaningful life with. Myrtle, I’ve always admired the love and respect you two had for each other. After God, Bob & your family ALWAYS came first! You two should have been the poster couple for the “Marriage means Happiness Forever” book. I have so many years of warm fuzzy memories of the Cox, Holloway, and Simms families. I remember when we used to hold the worship services down in Salt Creek at the little Spanish mission. All those little underprivileged children just loved “Uncle Bob” and “Aunt Myrtle”. Why, I bet mom, dad, Bob, & maybe even some of the mission kids are celebrating Bob’s arrival in heaven. (When we all get to heaven~~what a day of rejoicing that will be) I know too~~your tears of joy in knowing you will be reunited with Bob again come from a heart aching with the human loss of Bob. God promised strength for each day~~and He keeps His promises!!! What an extremely challenging time your family is going thru this year. May you be reassured each day, by the one set of footprints in the sand, that God will carry you through! You all are in my thoughts and prayers! I feel blessed that “Uncle Bob” and the “Simms Family” have been such a wonderful part of my life!! May God richly bless you as you have blessed so many others (expecially me)!!

  5. Ruth and Kathy… I fondly remember your father’s warm smile and genuine friendlieness. So sorrry for your loss.

  6. Dear Grandpa,
    I just want to thank you for being the best grandpa anyone could ever have. I love your witness, and your humor and most of all how you treated Grandma. I know you are in Heaven and enjoying it right now. Thank you for never complaining and teaching me all your funny songs. I love you and know you know what I am saying. I will take care of Grandma and will see you agin in heaven. However, I know you are with us always.

    Your Granddaughter
    Ruthie Michelle Horton

  7. To Myrtle and family, I grew up respecting and knowing Bob as such a Godly man who always saw the good side of things. I remember sitting on his lap as “Santa” years ago and not being afraid because I knew who was behind that white beard. Bob’s laugh is still in my mind as I think of you all today. May the Lord cover you with his wonderful blanket of comfort that He so richly gives to us. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Carol and family

  8. I cannot remember Bob without smiling. He made the world a happier place, and I’m sure God is smiling now. With love and prayers, Jo Lyn

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