Guy Wallace Simmons, 80, passed away December 18, 1990, at his home in Sandy, Utah.
Guy was born in Pima, Territory of Arizona, on August 3, 1910 to Wallace and Willmirth Hundley Simmons. Married Ruth Jensen in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, February 22, 1941.Survived by wife; daughter, Mrs. Gary "Chad" (Susan) Martin, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii; grandchildren, Christopher, Curt, and Marissa Martin; sisters, Mrs. George (Fern) Jacobsmeyer, Pleasant Grove, Utah; Mrs. Norman (Fay) Riggs, West Jordan; and brother, Don Arthur Simmons, Kila, Montana. Preceded in death by two brothers, Grant and Claude, and a sister, Elizabeth.
Guy graduated from John C. Fremont High School, Los Angeles, California, Class 1928. Attended Modesto Junior College, setting the national Junior College pole Vault record that stood until the 1950's. He served an LDS mission in the Hawaiian Islands. Attended Utah State and BYU, participating in basketball and track. With Guy playing the ukelele and his younger brother, Grant, playing the steel guitar, the two were in a group that sang Hawaiian music at the old Coconut Grove in Salt Lake City. He returned to Hawaii to work for the Coca Cola Company, and there organized and served as player/coach for the Coca Cola All-Stars professional basketball team, a team that consisted of several All-American and All-Conference quality players. Guy worked in the poultry industry (raising, processing, and sales) in California and Utah. He established the J & M Poultry in Salt Lake City and was the distributor for Albertsons and Safeway. Guy served as a temple worker in the Jordan River Temple since it opened. He was a High Priest in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Willow Creek 9th Ward, and served in many Church callings during his lifetime. An avid fisherman, Guy fished the world over. Even though he had caught large Marlin and Tuna, Guy still enjoyed catching the "Big Ones" in Strawberry and Scofield. He enjoyed fishing with church, college, business leaders, and with a multitude of friends, family and especially his grandchildren. An Honorary Lifetime member of the BYU Cougar Club, he was instrumental in raising significant contributions, providing athletes jobs, and assisting in recruiting.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 22nd, at 12 Noon in the Sandy Utah Willow Creek Stake Center, 2350 East Creek Road (7400 South), where friends may call from 10:30-11:45 a.m. Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens. Funeral directors, Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary.
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