Polly Lee Siminoe


Craig resident Polly Lee Siminoe died Aug. 9, 2003, at her home after a long, but inspiring battle with cancer. She was 67.

Siminoe was born Aug. 22, 1935, in Leoti, Kan., to Sheldon B. and Lavina (Elder) Summers.

Because her father was in construction, she moved often during her childhood, eventually living in Grand Junction, where she graduated from high school in 1953. She married Forrest Lamont Siminoe on July 26, 1953, in Grand Junction. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They moved to Craig in 195, and Siminoe worked in an insurance billing office for more than 10 years. She then worked as a bookkeeper at Moffat County High School for 18 years. Siminoe was a member of the First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and served as treasurer. She later joined the First Christian Church, which she had attended for many years, serving as treasurer and singing in the choir. She was strong in her faith and it showed through her final days. She enjoyed ceramics, baking, camping, traveling, doll making, woodcutting, and sewing. She enjoyed being with her children and grandchildren and having family get-togethers most of all. She also enjoyed spending winters in Arizona and going to spring training baseball games.

Siminoe is survived by her husband, Forrest Siminoe, of Craig; daughters Anita (Jeff) Reynolds, of Craig, and Cheryl (Preston) Ivy, of Craig; sons Dennis (Rose) Siminoe, of Craig, and David (Kamisha) Siminoe, of Craig; grandchildren Barrett, Brittnie, Hannah, Billy, Brian, and Tayla; her mother, Lavina Summers, of Grand Junction; her brother, Lloyd (Doris) Summers, of Portland, Ore.; and her nieces Shelly, Stacy, and Stephanie.

Siminoe was preceded in death by her father, Sheldon Summers; and two infant children Donald Wayne and Kathryn Marie.

Services were Aug. 13, 2003, at First Christian Church with Beryl Wright, Mervin Johnson, and John Graler officiating. The organist was Barbara Nagoda and selections were "One Day At A Time," "I'll Fly Away," "Peace In The Valley," by quartet, Kathy Hildebrandt, Wanda Brown, and Doug and Becky Field. "The Lord's Prayer" was read by Wanda Brown.

Pallbearers were David Siminoe, Vern Davis, Jim Fejt, Mark Olson, Rod Durham, and Don Smith.

Honorary Pallbearers were Jim Covalt, Jim Garner, Gene Murphy, Elwin Updike, Lucky Sampson, and Walt Stevens.

Interment was at Craig Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church Building Fund in care of Grant Mortuary.

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