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Beatrice Lorraine Simonds

Beatrice Lorraine Simonds
September 9, 1921 - September 9, 1921

Beatrice Lorraine (Bee) Simonds, a long-time resident of Wichita Falls, passed away Saturday the 11th of July at Rolling Meadows Retirement Center. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Lunnís Colonial Funeral Home at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, July 14, 2015, with Rev. Merwin Turner officiating. Interment will follow at Crestview Memorial Park, under the direction of Lunnís Colonial Funeral Home.

The family will receive visitors from 6:00-7:00 PM, Monday, July 13, 2015, at the funeral home.

Bee was born in 1921 in Centralia, Illinois to loving parents Mary and Eugene Lamblin. She attended Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, Va. where she majored in book keeping. In 1950 she married Ernest George Simonds and moved to Texas to begin her new adventure. Bee and Ernest had three children, Debbie, Donna and Mike. In addition to being a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, Bee filled her time as a volunteer in almost every way possible. A few of her volunteer activities included, teaching Sunday school at St. Marks Methodist for over 20 years, Girl Scout leader, Cub Scout den mother, Wichita General Hospital Auxiliary, AARP tax preparer for senior citizens and a life member of Beta Sigma Phi. Bee was always caring for, or doing something for someone in need.

She is survived by daughter Debbie Simonds of Atlanta Ga., daughter Donna Chatham and her husband Cush of Cedar Park Texas. and son Mike Simonds and his wife Patti of Coppell Texas. Bee is also survived by four grandchildren, Danielle Chatham, Matthew Simonds, Will Simonds and Daniel Simonds. A fourth loved grandchild, Jonathon Chatham, passed away in 2008.

She is preceded in death by husband Ernest and siblings, Kenneth Lamblin, Wendell Lamblin and Reba Klein.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Rolling Meadows Foundation, 3006 McNiel, Wichita Falls, TX 76309 and St. Marks Methodist Church, 4319 McNiel Ave, Wichita Falls, TX 76308.