Linda G. “Lin” Simmonds
July 21, 1946 – March 1, 2022
An angel on earth became an angel in Heaven on March 1, 2022, when Linda “Lin” Gayle Simmonds passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family in Omaha, NE. Lin was preceded in death by husband, Michael Howard Simmonds; parents, Mayme Ruth and Lionel Lucier of Decatur, Alabama. She is survived by her siblings, Cathy Blakesley (David) of Dallas, Texas, Tim Lucier (Becky) of Decatur, Alabama; children: Kevin Simmonds (Lindsey), Jennifer Schlatter, Natalie Simmonds (Todd Bremer), Shawn Simmonds (Sarah Inderyas); grandchildren: Lucas, Owen and Lauren Schlatter and Basel Barari.
Lin was an active board member and generous philanthropist in the Omaha community. Her passion for helping others was extraordinary and came to her naturally. She lifted others by her presence, her service, and her dedication. She carried out all tasks with dedication and always managed to add her unique mark.
Her love of education began as a young girl, her thirst for knowledge continued until her last days. As a proud graduate of Louisiana State University, she was a passionate schoolteacher back home in Alabama.
Lin faced health challenges throughout her life yet persevered as a loving sister, loyal wife, phenomenal mother, and exuberant Nana. Ever grateful and appreciative of the art of letter writing, Lin wrote thank you notes to her many friends and family members about everything and anything. In her honor, we extend an invitation to write a final thank you to her for how she impacted your life. At the visitation and funeral, we will make a box available for these sealed letters to include them with Lin at her burial.
The VISTIATION SERVICE will begin at 9:15 am on Saturday March 5th followed by a MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 10:30 am at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 11802 Pacific St. Private Interment at Resurrection Cemetery. Lunch for friends and family immediately following Mass. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to: Nebraska Arthritis Foundation, Nebraska and Iowa Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or Christopher Bremer Memorial Foundation (Suicide Prevention).
To view a live broadcast of the Mass, please go to www.stroberts.com.