Lydia Simmons

Monday, December 20, 2010
Lydia Simmons

Lydia LaRae Simmons, 94, of Glenns Ferry, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at a Gooding hospital.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 21, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Glenns Ferry. Burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery in Fairfield. Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.

LaRae was born on Oct. 8, 1916, the daughter of Ozias and Leah Gallup. She was raised, schooled and graduated high school in Egin Bench, Idaho.

She married Wayne Woodson Cox and they moved to Fairfield.

She was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Relief Society and Primary. She owned and cooked at Wayne and LaRae's Café and Bar.

She lived in Fairfield from the age of 18 to the age of 55.

LaRae and Wayne enjoyed hunting and fishing together.

Wayne passed away in December of 1971.

She moved to Glenns Ferry in 1975 and in 1976 she married Clarence Simmons in Glenns Ferry. He later died.

LaRae enjoyed her hobbies of quilting and crocheting. She enjoyed taking care of her babies and many grandchildren.

LaRae has resided at Poplar Grove Assisted Living for the past two years.

LaRae is survived by her son, Darrell, and his wife, Sharolyn Cox, of Boise, her daughter, Billie Dillon, of Glenns Ferry, her son, Verl Marvin, and his wife, Sharon Cox, of Boise, her daughter, Gwendolyn Potter, of Iowa, her daughter, Toni Jo, and her husband, Tom Jones, of Glenns Ferry, 20 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, two brothers, one son and one grandson.

Memorials in LaRae's name can be made the Poplar Grove Assisted Living, 406 E. Cleveland Ave., Glenns Ferry, ID 83623