|Birth: ||Feb. 25, 1920|
|Death: ||Jan. 25, 2007|
Beloved Wife, Mother, and Grandmother, Alice Louise Simmonds Allen, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 25, 2007, at age 86 from complications incident to old age. She leaves a lasting legacy of service and faith!
Alice was born February 25, 1920, on a small farm in Cornish, Utah, to Warren C. Simmonds and Helana Hansen Simmonds. Two older brothers and a sister, Art, Chet, and Eva, worked, played and sang with her as they wrestled the land, rattlesnakes and all. Alice excelled in school and led out in school musicals as well as in academics.
Alice worked her way through a Bachelors degree at Utah State University, where she and Wally extended a friendship triggered during rival high school exchanges. Engaged for nearly two years, they were sealed in the Logan Temple May 29, 1941, the day after both graduated. Alice and Wally have remained close companions for over 65 years. While Wally served in World War II as a Navy officer, they even exchanged coded letters to stay connected. Steve was born during the war, and Ray and Rex followed. They lived briefly on East and West coasts and around Utah, finally settling in Kaysville where they served actively in Church and Community.
In 1958, Alice started a kindergarten at home and later moved to the public schools where she taught and loved some 1000 five and six-year-olds over 20 years. While recognized as an outstanding teacher, she was also a devoted mother and wife who gave her all to "the boys" and sustained Wally in all his responsibilities.
Once retired, Alice and Wally began a "second career" together as missionaries for their Church. Assigned first to Palmyra, New York, they served 18 months and then returned for several summers. They also served 10 years at the Church Museum and in other capacities, and they quietly cared for dozens of neighborhood widows.
Alice was talented, hard-working, and self-sacrificing. She loved her family, neighbors, and students, and she was gracious and courageous through many serious illnesses. She believed firmly in Jesus Christ and her prayers were often answered in remarkable ways. She will be sorely missed for now, but well-met later!
Alice was survived by her husband, Wallace Allen, the boys and their companions, Steve and Anne, Ray and Pat, Rex and Nancy, 18 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and her loving brother, Chester Simmonds.
Funeral Services were held on Saturday, January 30th 2007 at 11:00 AM at the Kaysville Rock Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located on Center Street and 200 East in Kaysville, Utah. A Viewing was held on Thursday, January 29th from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Lindquist's Kaysville Mortuary located at 400 North Main Street in Kaysville and also on Tuesday, January 30th from 9:30-10:30 AM at the Rock Chapel Prior to the services.
Alice was buried in the Kaysville City Cemetery after the conclusion of the Funeral Services.
REST IN ETERNAL PEACE ALICE.
Warren Chester Simmonds (1891 - 1959)
Anna Helena Hansen Simmonds (1893 - 1953)
Wallace Fred "Wally" Allen (1919 - 2007)*
Kaysville City Cemetery
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Dec 01, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23189069