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Betty Doreen Simonds

May 22, 1950 — September 15, 2022

 Betty “Pinkey” Simonds, age 72, of Calvert County, MD, gained her angel wings on September 15, 2022. Betty was born on May 22,1950 in Baltimore, MD, to Homer Landis and Floraine Tinsley. 

 Betty was raised and dearly loved by George and Floraine Wilgus. She met the love of her life, Jimmy, at a very young age and immediately knew she wanted to marry him. They married in 1966, and enjoyed 51 years of marriage before Jimmy passed in 2017. 

  Betty had a 24 year career as a customer service associate with Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, proudly being one of the first to work in the IT field.  After retiring, she enjoyed work as a teacher assistant for Anne Arundel County Schools.

  Jimmy and Betty lived in Maryland, and later bought a second home in Florida. They loved their time as “snowbirds” and participated in many activities in their retirement community. Betty moved back to MD in 2021 to enjoy more time with family.

  Betty was very active volunteering in her churches, especially with Chesapeake Church food pantry, and Las Mariposas at Community United Methodist Church of San Antonio. These ministries were very near and dear to her heart.

 Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and friends. She adored her children and grandchildren. She really enjoyed shopping, and had a knack for finding the best deals.

 Betty is preceded in death by her husband, James Simonds, her mother, Floraine Wilgus, and her stepfather, George Wilgus. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Cummins,(Robert Cummins, Jr,), her son, James Simonds, Jr, her grandchildren, Robert,James, and Allyson Cummins, her brothers Paul Tinsley,(Tina Tinsley), and Doug Tinsley,(Brenda Tinsley), and her sister, Patricia Lanham,(Colin Lanham). 

  Visitation will be at Lee Funeral Home in Owings, MD, on September 23 from 11:00-1:00, with a service to follow at 1:00. Following the service, there will be a graveside ceremony at Southern Memorial Gardens in Dunkirk, MD. Donations in her name can be made to Chesapeake Church Food Pantry or St. Mary’s hospice.

 

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Friday, September 23, 2022

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Friday, September 23, 2022

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Friday, September 23, 2022

Southern Memorial Gardens Cemetery

10155 Ward Road, Dunkirk, MD 20754

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