Barbara Rae Hector Simmons left this life on February 28, 2015 and was welcomed into the loving arms of her husband, Edward Wesley Simmons, who passed away six months ago. She was 86 years old. Barbara was born on January 30, 1929 & raised in Tooele, Utah. She's the eldest of four daughters of Winford 'Ink' and Ruth McLaws Hector. She first married Joseph J. Busico in 1949 and they became parents of six children - Paul, Kathleen, Julie, Gino, Carol and Mark. They divorced. She married Edward 'Wes' Simmons on August 2, 1975. Together they made their home in Cochise, AZ and later moved to Joseph, UT where they spent many years enjoying the outdoors - hunting, fishing, and camping with their close friends & families. Mother was a very private woman. She believed there was something good to be found in everyone and she lived the final years in her life surrounded with compassion, kindness and great love from her children. Barbara was a gifted organist who shared her love of music with her grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking, reading, gardening, and watching old movies. She loved the theater and in her younger years, performed with Tooele's Community Theater in plays directed by Bernett Baldwin. She is well known for her talent of crochet. Over the years, she made many blankets, pillows, and table decorations. She shared her gift of beautifully hand crocheted dolls with everyone who has visited her. Barbara is survived by her five children, their spouses and families - Paul & Dana, Julie & Robert Couraud, Gino, Carol & Cory Watkins, Mark & Valerie, 10 grandchildren & 11 great-grandchildren. Sisters Norma & Ross Allen of Sunset, UT, Sharon & the late Bill Gibson of Provo, UT and Karla & Stan Snow of Grantsville, UT, sister in laws Leah Mae Mallory & Betty Lou Clemens of California. She also had the good fortune to share part of her life with step-children -Wesley (deceased), Roger, Cindy and Marty Simmons and foster son and daughter, Jim & Debbie Goodrich and their families. Preceded in death by her parents, daughter Kathleen and her husband, Wes. A family graveside service was held in the Tooele City Cemetery\n\nTo send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Barbara Rae (Hector) Simmons please visit our Sympathy Store.