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Connie Gale Simms

July 7, 1939 — July 7, 2020

Connie Gale Simms, Age 81, passed away on July 7, 2020 in Garden Grove, CA. Connie was born on July 7, 1939 in Layton, OK to the home of Urby J. Simms and the former Juanita McClure. She grew up in Clovis, NM attending Clovis Jr. High and graduating from Clovis High School. Connie stayed in the Clovis area til 1964, then moved to Phoenix, AZ. She moved to California in 1972, back to Phoenix in 1992, before settling in Los Angeles in 2002. She was always moving and on the go, which kept her and her mind busy. She was a member of the Catholic Church. Connie enjoyed Disneyland, baseball games, the butterfly garden and watching movies. She fiercely loved her children, grandchildren, and keeping up with her family. She lived her life to the fullest. She is preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Rhetta Simms in 2002. Surviving Connie are her children; 2 daughters, Carmen Alexander of West Minster, CA; Heidi Alexander on Mill Creek, WA; and a son Ricky Alexander of Mesa, AZ; three sisters, Martha Simms, Rebecca Pulford, and Manzy Simms; along with 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held at 10:00 am Friday, July 24, 2020 at Fort Sumner Cemetery with Father Sotero A. Sena officiating. Her family served as pallbearers. The Simms family regrets that the services will not be open to the public due to the statewide restrictions pertaining to the COVID-19 Virus. In cooperation with the Governor’s order, services are limited to the immediate family only. However, the family does kindly ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Please leave a note of condolence, a favorite memory, or sign the online guestbook at All arrangements are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 830 N. Fifth Street, Fort Sumner, New Mexico. (575) 355-2311.
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Friday, July 24, 2020

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Fort Sumner Cemetery

, Fort Sumner, NM 88119

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