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Nephi George Simmons

Nephi George Simmons

Jan. 28, 1938 - Feb. 9, 2024

Date of Service: Feb. 15, 2024

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HEYBURN – Nephi George Simmons, 86, of Heyburn, passed away Friday, February 9, 2024, at his home.

He was born on January 28, 1938, in Thornton, ID, USA. Nephi, known for his wisdom, kindness, and compassion, was a well-loved individual who enjoyed working with people.

Nephi is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Betty Jean Simmons; eight children, Sandra Saunders (Wyatt), Diana Mainville (Scott), Bobbi Simmons, William "Bill" Simmons (Leslie), Sheri Craythorn (Gale), Christopher "Chris" Simmons (Lacey), Elizabeth "Beth" Fewkes (Randy), Gordon "Jay" Simmons (Shanni); 29 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; younger brother; and two grandchildren.

During his life, Nephi proudly served in the United States Air Force for 20 years. He was a member of the American Legion, post 77, Paul, ID.

Nephi was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and found solace in his faith.

In his free time, Nephi indulged in his hobbies, which included collecting John Wayne memorabilia, working with his hands, and enjoying the great outdoors.

Nephi George Simmons will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and all those whose lives he touched. His memory will forever be cherished, and his legacy of kindness and compassion will live on.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 15, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Emerald 2nd Ward, located at 300 South 500 West, in Heyburn, with Bishop Chris James officiating. Burial will follow at Snake River Canyon National Cemetery, where military honors will be provided by the Mountain Home Air Force Base Honor Guard.

Family and friends will be received from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 14, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, located at 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 9 until 9:45 a.m. Thursday prior to the service, at the church.


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From Blair Poulsen:
Dear Simmons family, so sorry for your loss. I just saw the post of Nephi I want to say how much I enjoyed working with him for the 5 plus years at CAL Ranch. Best wishes to your family.
From Aunt Shirley Badger:
So sad to learn of the death of your Father, Beth. I am so grateful for the posts we find on the Internet that can keep us updated of happenings which can be either happy or sad. Losing a parent is not an easy thing, and I always looked forward to the day that I could take my Mother, Leah, and go and do all the things that Dad thought was not necessary. But it was my Father, Tola, whom we took into our home after Mom passed away. Dennis and Dad did a lot of things together and I knew, as I watched them visit and work together, that they needed that time together, to become friends and learn from one another. Dad was so afraid of dying and he brought himself back two or three times before he let himself pass through the veil. He was so fear-full of what was waiting for him on the other side. We send our love to you and pray that all goes well as you plan and prepare for the funeral and burial.
From Chris James:
Nephi has been a great example to me. He was a stalwart individual with a strong testimony. He was a hard worker and always looking out for others. I will miss visiting with him. May the Lord provide comfort to you during this difficult time.
From WendySue McLean8:
Nephi was a good man. I got to know him through working with him at CAL ranch.
From Chris James:
Nephi has been a great example to me. He was a stalwart individual with a strong testimony. He was a hard worker and always looking out for others. I will miss visiting with him. May the Lord provide comfort to you during this difficult time.
From Julie Draper:
I’m very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. Nephi will be missed.
From Julie Draper:
I’m very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. Nephi will be missed.
From Edith f e n t o n:
Keith and I are so sorry for your loss he will truly be missed our prayers are with you Betty and your family.

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