Mary Simmons, 95, died January 29, 2020, in Glendale, AZ. Known as “Gran” to several generations, she is preceded in death by her husband, Harry “Doc” Simmons; a daughter, Gale Williams, and brothers Tommy and Billy Jack Burgett. Survivors include daughter Jan Johnson, and sons Dan Simmons and Arden McRae; grandchildren Mark and Rod Chavez, Jeremy and Jesse Johnson, Barbara Carmody, Mickie Baca, Michelle Simmons and Natalie Barrios; great-grandchildren Taylor Baca, Mariah Flickinger, Autumn Carmody, Laine Chavez, Jason and Justin Johnson, and Kody and Carly Barrios and multiple nieces and nephews.
Born in Texarkana, TX, to L. E. And Birdie (Worley) Burgett, Mary moved to Winslow as a young child. She was active in the community throughout her life. Many friends of her grands and greats have fond memories of stopping by for cinnamon toast on their way to school.
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