Lila Larsen Simmons, 69, of Goshen passed away August 27, 2015.
She was born March 15, 1946 in Idaho Falls to Alden and Irma Green Larsen.
She attended schools in Idaho Falls and graduated from Idaho Falls High School.
She attended Ricks College and BYU graduating with a Bachelor Degree in Child Development/ Elementary Education.
On August 26, 1967 she married Thomas Wayne Simmons in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
Lila taught kindergarten in Shelley for 16 years and loved to teach.
Walking in the grocery store, she was often hugged by many of her students.
She loved to serve the Lord and others in any way possible.
She served willingly in many callings in the church including Primary, Young Women, and as the Ward and Stake Relief Society President.
In 2006 she served a mission with her husband in the Marshall Islands.
Later she served in the Idaho Falls Temple and at the visitors center.
She loved to go on trips with family and loved when family gathered together for Thanksgiving.
The gift she wanted to give her children and grandchildren was a testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
She loved the Lord.
She loved her family.
She was the best mom, grandma, and wife.
We look forward to being with her again.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne Simmons of Goshen; children, Stacey Simmons of Granite Falls, WA; Tom (Carma) Simmons of Victor; Erin (John) Valberg of Brigham City, UT; Susan Frame of Gooding; Ted (Mellisa) Simmons of Richmond, KY; Becky (Doug) Otto of Twin Falls; William (Tarin) Simmons of Rose; siblings, Leo (Dawna) Larsen of Idaho Falls; Oscar (Aleen) Larsen of Orem, UT; DeOn (Derlin) Campbell of Idaho Falls; Janelle (Monty) Montague of Rigby; LaRee (Doug) Ward of Bountiful, UT; twin brother, Lyle (Katrina) Larsen of Idaho Falls; 26 grandchildren with two more on the way.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Dean Larsen.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at the Goshen Ward Chapel (792 North 1090 East). The family will meet with friends Monday evening from 6:00 till 8:00 P.M. at Nalder Funeral Home (110 West Oak) in Shelley and Tuesday morning from 9:30 till 10:40 A.M. at the church. Burial will be in the Goshen Cemetery.