The world has lost a special person, Sally Simmons. She lost a battle with cancer on Nov. 10, 2017. She stayed strong until the end. A Celebration of Life service will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Lucita's Diner in Cedar Rapids. Iowa Cremation is in charge of arrangements.
Sally is survived by her beloved dogs, Blossum and Kiwi; mother, Pat Simmons; father, Wes Simmons; stepmother, Jackie Simmons; nephews, Cruz and Chantz Rodriguez; sister, Molly Rodriguez; brother, Lucas Jones; stepsisters, Denise Albert and Corrie Schiller; her uncle and aunt, Tom and Trish Ashley; aunt, Sharon Ullrick; many special friends; and the love of her life, Charles Baldridge.
Thanks to all her friends, who always were there for her.
Sally was born Jan. 23, 1964. She graduated from Kennedy High School and attended the University of Iowa. She was married to and divorced from Mark Harrington. Sally was a licensed pest control operator for Dow Chemical and director of information services for RuffaloCODY and McLeod.
Sally was blessed with many talents. She was good at everything she tried, including business, sports or artistic endeavors. Sally also had the ability to be friends with everyone. She had a wicked sense of humor and could make everyone laugh.
Sally was and is loved more than words can express. She always will be missed.
"We will grieve not, rather find
strength in what remains behind;
In memories loved ones brought
that keeps them always close in the thoughts.
In memories that last forever.
That time can never change or sever
as long as they stay within our hearts;
our loved ones never really part."