Daily Oklahoman, The
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
March 11, 2010
Dorothy Dykstra Simons, 90, of Midwest
City, passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at the Wolfe Living
Center. She was born to Ralph and Bertha (Taul) Dykstra on Aug.
30, 1919 in Spencer, OK. She came to Midwest City in 1929.
Dorothy was a member of the First Baptist Church of Nicoma Park
where she was very active in the church activities. She was a
Junior II Sunday School Director and enjoyed her Agape Sunday
School Class. One of her greatest compassions was the
involvement with the Women On Missions through the Southern
Baptists. The last eight years she was very active in the Harrah
Senior Center Knitting and Quilting activities. Dorothy always
gave encouragement through her smile and role she took on as an
excellent caregiver. She also encountered many friends through
her occupation as a Beauty Operator.
Dorothy is survived by son Bob Simons &
wife JoAnn; daughter Nancy Griffin & husband Tom; 5
grandchildren Leann Frith & husband Russell, Carolyn Filippo &
husband Jeff, Mike Griffin & wife Heather, Jeff Griffin & wife
Kim, and Bobby Simons & wife Gretchen; 10 great grandchildren
Derrik, Lori, Brian, Matthew, Marshall, Jackie, Jacob, Madison,
Jack, and Ethan; 3 great greatgrandchildren Damian, Jesse, and
Caden; 2 sisters Jenell Hubbard, and Luella Ballard & husband
Vern; brother Tom Dykstra & wife Pauline; and a special nephew
who was raised like her child, Gene Hubbard.
She is preceded in death by her parents,
husband Melvin "Mel" Simons, and 3 brothers Dewey, Charles, Dick
Dykstra. Memorial donations can be made to the Southern Baptist
Missions Fund, c/o First Baptist Church of Nicoma Park.
Funeral service will be held 10:00 AM,
Friday, 3/12/2010 at the First Baptist Church of Nicoma Park
with burial at
Arlington Memory Gardens Cemetery in MWC.
... Complied and transcribed by Marti Graham, 2009.
Complied and transcribed by Marti Graham, 2009.