Deaths Death Notices
ATHANS-SIMMERS, Mary Roberta
ATHANS - SIMMERS - Mary Roberta
Passed on a Sunday morning with peace, grace and her family by her side. She was a devoted mother to James (Arianda), Jason (Kandy), and Brenda Dolan. She was the beloved wife of John Simmers, her caregiver, and was stepmother to Erin (Matt) and Mark (Jaime). Mary was a proud grandmother to Aliana, Gabriel, Nicholas, Ethan and Emily. She was the beloved daughter of Mary Roberta Abbott of Buffalo, sister to Kathleen, Judy (Todd), Karen (Wayne), Jim (Renee), and is now reunited with her brother, Nicholas in heaven. Mary was born in Buffalo, NY, and a longtime resident of Oahu, HI where she raised her children before moving to Oceanside, CA. Mary was a beautiful dancer and a proud member of Oceanside Hula Halau who loved dancing with her hula ohana. She enjoyed spending time with her devoted dog, Teddy, who brought her endless joy. She will always be remembered for her humor, honesty, strong will and strong faith. Mary is survived by a large, loving family of cousins, nieces and nephews, and by many friends. A respectful Hawaiian commemoration (Pulou) is planned. We will miss her, but rest comfortably knowing she is with the angels. A hui hou kakou. Until we meet again.