LaVera Marie Simmons, “Babe”, was born to Frederick and Augusta Simmons in September 1931. She was the last of five siblings: Harding, June, Mary “Dolly”, Calvin and Franklin. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Marie, great niece, Taylor Erin Hatch, and a great-great nephew Camden Taylor Flock. She leaves many cousins, nieces and nephews, greats and great-greats. Aunty Babe helped raise three generations of children. She was loved by her family, friends and those who knew her. She worked her whole life, travelling to and from Alaska while working in loggings camps with Pam and Ron Keller, once to Cranbrook, Alberta, Canada to work and in local hospitals as a cook and food service person for many years until her retirement. She loved laughing, talking, working outside with plants and shrubbery and travelling in Alaska with family.
Graveside service 11AM April 26, 2018 at the Paul Washington Cemetery. Potluck reception to follow at the Tribal Center.