Johanne Pearl Simmons, 76


Johanne Pearl Simmons was born March 1, 1942 in Houlton, Maine and passed December 14, 2018  in Springfield Oregon. Johanne was preceded in death by her parents: Clayton and Abby Rollins of Corning California and her  husband Bill Simmons of Springfield.

Johanne and Bill married June 15, 1963 and  lived in Newport and Siletz for 33 years.  Raising two  boys, John and Bob.  Their home was always open and was  always busy with neighborhood kids and friends.

Johanne was the municipal judge for the City of Newport for many years.  Upon  retirement, Johanne and Bill packed up and moved to  Springfield.  They then shared several years snow birding  in Yuma, Arizona and El Golfo, Mexico.

Johanne enjoyed playing cards, bowling, red  hats, puzzles, bunco and was a long time member of the  Baptist Church. Nearing the end of Johannes life, longtime friend, Barbra Lewis  faithfully stood by her side taking care of her until she  passed peacefully at the Hospice House.

Johanne is survived by her two sons, John  Simmons of Springfield (Rosaleen Kosydar of Albany), Bob  Simmons (Brandy Simmons) of Eugene, 3 grandchildren  (Matthew, Melissa, Logan) and 4 great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Johanne’s name to the “Soup Kitchen” at  Calvary Baptist Church PO Box 1052 Newport, OR 97365 A celebration of life will be held at the Siletz Grange on Saturday January 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.  Potluck to follow.

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