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Dorothy Simmons

A celebration of life for Dorothy P. Simmons will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the Lambert Funeral Home Chapel, 400 Douglas Boulevard in Roseville. Private interment will follow at the Masonic Grass Valley Cemetery.

Mrs. Simmons died Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Orangevale. She was 94.

She was born April 22, 1912, in Wardner, Idaho, to Thomas John and Sara Jane (Dyer) Perry. She grew up in Butte, Mont., where she was a member of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls. In 1933, she moved to Grass Valley and was a 74-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, serving as a Worthy Matron in 1944. She was also a member of The White Shrine of Jerusalem and the United Methodist Church. She worked for many years for the Nevada County Assessor’s Office.



She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy Jean and Don Lenaburg; sister-in-law, Alice Simmons; and niece, Karen Simmons. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Alison Simmons; parents, Thomas and Sarah Perry; and brother, Garfield Perry.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital, The Job’s Daughters Foundation, or the United Methodist Church.




Arrangements are under the direction of the Lambert Funeral Home in Roseville.


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