My beloved wife Rosella Pearl Simmons of Morgan
Hill, born in Oakland, CA June 17, 1936
passed away September 22, 2011 at the San Jose Kaiser Hospital.
She will be highly missed by her husband Alvin of 41 years,
step-daughter Cheryl (Bill) Hanna of Pennsylvania,
and step-son Kim G. (Terry Ann) of Florida. Survived by seven
grandchildren and four great- grandchildren.
Also survived by her sister Elayne Sheldon of Concord, CA, her
brother Bud Sutter of Reno, NV
and loved by numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.
Preceded in death by her father and mother, Henry and Pearl
Sutter (Historic Sutter's Mill).
From Kevin Kimma: I've known Rose and Al Simmons for just
about ten years now, having met both through our Marine Corps
League Detachment. Rose's husband, Al, is a fine Marine
and exemplary member of our Detachment and has been supported by
Rose ever since I've know them. Al is lucky to have had such a
wonderful wife, friend, and companion for so many wonderful
years. Every meeting and event that our Detachment has had
was always supported by Rose and Al. Rose would always
volunteer to help out the Detachment and its members whenever
and wherever there was a need. At every meeting, for so
many wonderful years, one would always find Al, and sitting next
to him, with all her great support, was Rose. Rose has
been a big part of our history, and all that is good, about our
Detachment. I remember that Rose never liked having her
picture taken. Many times I would bring my camera to a
meeting or event and snap pictures everywhere. Whenever
Rose saw me she would wave me away. It was quite charming.
Even so, I found later that many of Rose's pictures ended up in
our photo gallery. Here's a few of Rose, and always by her
side...Al. Semper Fidelis Rose...we miss you, Kevin