PRICE - Aaron Robertson Simms, beloved husband, father, son, and brother, passed away Aug. 4, 2011, the result of an auto-pedestrian accident.
He was born Aug. 14, 1979, in Price, the son of Vincent J. and Jessie O'Donnell Simms. He married Layna Jeanette Miller on June 9, 2001, in the Salt Lake LDS temple. She and their children were the joy of his life.
Aaron grew up in Spring Glen, attended schools in Helper and graduated in 1998 from Carbon High School, where he excelled in Cross Country. He was an Eagle Scout and served an honorable LDS mission in Omaha, Nebraska. He was the sixth of seven brothers. At the time of his death he was a member of the Gordon Creek LDS Ward. Aaron had a good and kind nature, was a peacemaker, and had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed spending time with his brothers repelling, and most outdoor sports. He faced numerous trials and tribulations in his short life, but never gave up and worked through it as best he could. He worked so hard, but when the workday was over, he devoted all his time and energy to his wife and children. When the adults were gathered in the house, Aaron was outside playing games with the children or shooting baskets with his nieces and nephews. Everyday he found a way to have fun with his children. He was totally devoted to them. He was a good man in every sense of the word. We will miss him desperately.
Aaron is survived by his wife Layna, his daughters, Ellianna Jentje age 7 Â½ and Sabrina Jessie age 3 Â½ and his son, Vincent Nelson Simms age 1, all of Carbonville. His parents Vincent and Jessie Simms, Spring Glen; his six brothers, Steven, Spanish Fork; Mike (Jill), Beaver; Kipp (Janae), Provo; Jared (Sierra), Spring Glen; Thomas (Amy), Syracuse; and Nathan (Sheri), Provo.
Aaron is also survived by his mother and father-in-laws, Sheryl Torres and Nelson Miller of Pueblo, Colo., and Rod (Darla) Lee, Helper. His sister-in-laws, Miika (Nick) Miller, Tyricia Miller, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Kamilla (Grant) Smith, Tennessee. Twenty-two nieces and nephews, his cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents-in-law, Dave and Marjorie Paur, Price, Marilyn Collings, Payson, and Janis Miller, of Reedley, Calif., and numerous friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ed and Mildred Simms and Bennett and Wanda O'Donnell, great-grandparents-in-law, Jennie Spigarelli, James Miller and Alma Demartini, niece, Kaidra Nielsen and nephew, Adrian Dunham.
Funeral services will be held Monday, August 8, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at the Spring Glen LDS Chapel (1985 W. 4000 N. - Spring Glen). Viewing was held Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011 at the Spring Glen LDS church from 6 - 8 p.m. and on Monday, Aug. 8, 2011 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Cliffview Cemetery. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary. Family and friends may sign the guest book and share memories of Aaron at www.fausettmortuary.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family has set up a trust fund for his children Ellie, Sabrina and Vincent at Washington Federal (308 E. Main Street - Price.)
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