December 3, 1924 - May 1, 2018
Mildred Johnston Simms, 93 passed away May 1, 2018 at her daughter's home in Shady Cove. She was born in North Bay, Ontario, Canada where she met her husband Delmar. They were married December 25, 1944. Together they raised three children, Diana, Susan, and Robert in North Bay, Vancouver, B.C. In 1959 they moved to San Mateo, California.
In 1983 Mom and Dad moved to Gig Harbor, Washington to be near their daughter Diana and her family. Mom and Diana spent many hours together in tole painting class and doing crafts. She was a mail carrier and later she and Dad had a motor paper route.
Mom lived in Eagle Point for the past 28 years where she was a Foster Grandparent at Little Butte School for 13 years. She also helped daughter Susan deliver meals for Food and Friends for many years. Mom enjoyed crafts, tole painting, knitting and attended almost every sports event for grandson Jeff. She was always ready to "go somewhere" whether it was a trip out of town, camping, boating, or shopping. In her later years she enjoyed annual Mother's Day trips to the ocean, family camping trips, word find books, great-grandson Connor's soccer games and swim lessons, and family gatherings. Most of all, she loved being with her family.
She is survived by daughter, Susan and son-in-law Ken Brown, Shady Cove, Ore.; son, Robert Simms, Redwood City, Calif.; son-in-law, Tim Joseph (Laurie), Gig Harbor, Wash.; Grandchildren, Jeff Brown (Rose), Shady Cove, Elizabeth Hayes, (Dave) Hayward, Calif., Tim Joseph Jr., Gig Harbor, Wash.; step-grandson, Govinda Bader, Berkley, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Connor Brown, Shady Cove; Lindsey Joseph, Gig Harbor, Angel Sierra, Hayward; niece, Shelley Wood (Bill), North Bay; nephew, Tim Rees (Mary Jo); many great- nieces and nephews; and her devoted cat, "Missy."
She was preceded in death by husband, Delmar; daughter, Diana Joseph; granddaughter, Kristina Joseph; daughter-in-law, Lynn Simms; parents, Andrew and Lydia Johnston; and siblings, Melville, Lucy Rees and brother-in-law Jim; , Kathryn Sheculski and brother-in-law Fred.
The family would like to thank Providence Hospice for all their help through this difficult time. Special thanks to nurse Randy and bath aide, Susie for your kind and compassionate care for our mom. Thanks also to Joshua for helping us through this journey, and to Mom's Hospice volunteer, Chris.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
We miss you Mom, Gram, "GG."