Almo B. Simmons ll

Almo B. Simmons ll, passed away on Friday, June 26th, in St. George, Utah. He was born on November 1, 1933, to Almo B. Simmons l, and Alene Cluff in Provo, Utah.
Almo graduated from Provo High, BYU and Rutgers University. He was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served a mission in Eastern Canada from 1954-56. He also served as a Bishop of the BYU 57th Ward. He worked with Walker Bank, which became First Interstate Bank and then Wells Fargo Bank. During those years he served as president of United Way and Kiwanis. He was mostly found in a banker white shirt and tie, but on occasion he was spiffy in his red plaid Bermuda shorts, with a tennis racket in his hand.
Almo married Rita Johnson in the Salt Lake Temple on October 6, 1960. He is survived by two sons, Robert (Nannette) of St. George, David of Niceville, Florida and one daughter, Mary Ann West of Kaysville. There are eight grandchildren, McKay (Belen), Taylor (Sini), Kailey, Bethany and Kylan Simmons and Danielle (Justin Anderson), Jacob (Hailee) and Tyler West plus 5 great-grandchildren. Those precious eight will miss playing “Chopsticks” with their Grandpa.
A graveside memorial service will be held in the Provo City Cemetery, located at 610 S State Street, at 2:00 on Thursday, July 2. Friends and family are invited to sign Almo’s online guest book at



Second Visitation




2:00 p.m.
Provo City Cemetery
610 S State Street
Provo, UT

Guest Book

15 Responses

  1. Almo was a great friend from high school to the present day. He was one of a special group of young men that have kept their friendship alive for many years … all were good ol’ Provo High School friends. During our “Senior Years” in Bountiful, You were a faithful part of the Grey Panthers tennis group that provided competition, fun, and s lot of laughs. Rest in Peace Good Buddy. Ann & Val Stringfellow

  2. With love and sincere sympathy. It is so hard to say good bye to those we love so very much. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Our Canadian love goes to Rita and the family; and wish we could be there to support you. Love you all!

    Jane and the Haws Clan

  4. Dear Rita,
    Oh how we love you and Al! We have many wonderful memories of the two of you in the Bountiful Mueller Park 5th Ward. We are saddened to hear of your loss and wish you much love and comfort at this difficult time. We are happy to help you anytime we can. We are in St. George often. Love you – Ralph & Annette

  5. Rita and family,
    Our love and prayers are with all of you. It has been our pleasure to know and cross paths with you and Almo through the years at shared family events. He was always so kind to us.

  6. Almo was always a fun guy. He taught a banking class at BYU that I had and was a good teacher. His loud voice kept everyone awake.

  7. Rite , My heart is is sad for you and the things you are dealing with at this time….my hope is for your comfort and peace in the years ahead. Love, Sandy Boyd

  8. Dear Rita,

    We love you and Al so much and we are grateful for the fond memories of you and Al in the Mueller Park 5th Ward. We cherish your friendship and are sending prayers your way at this difficult time.

  9. Almo, you have helped create an amazing legacy here on Earth both through your service to others and in creating such an amazing family. Through your Sweet Rita, Rob, David and your “Darling Daughter” Mary Ann, the passions and the energy of your life’s story continue to be told. What sweet reunions are taking place for you today and what incredible reunions await when you are surrounded by your most precious loved ones once again, and for all eternity. I truly feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to know you, and your beautiful family, even for a short while. Thank you, and may our Father in Heaven bless you and yours.

  10. Rita, We were saddened to hear of Al’s passing. We have good memories of both of your wonderful contributions here in the Mueller Park 5th Ward and we miss you. We send our sympathy and love to you and your family.

  11. Rita, We were saddened to hear of Al’s passing. We have good memories of both of your wonderful contributions here in the Mueller Park 5th Ward and we miss you. We send our sympathy and love to you and your family.

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