September 06, 2019
Daisy Simmons, 88, Mother and longtime care provider for over 35 years, passed peacefully on September 6, 2019, in the afternoon. Daisy, a resident of Lompoc for over 33 years, moved there from the city of Santa Barbara in the summer of 1986.
She was born in Macon, Georgia and later move to Chicago, Illinois where she met and married her husband of over 53 years William Simmons. After several years of marriage, they had a son, Anthony “Tony” Simmons.
After the major blizzard of 1979 in Chicago, Daisy decided to move to sunny California and enjoy the warm sun and beaches of Santa Barbara. After spending several years in Santa Barbara, Daisy moved her new business to Lompoc, where she operated her business for over 35 years, well into her late 80s. Daisy was a care provider and loved her clients and her profession.
Daisy was a dedicated care provider working tirelessly for her clients. She was a major advocate for developmentally handicapped and a champion for her clients’ rights. Daisy was also a dedicated mother to her only son, Anthony. Daisy worked hard to see her son through grad school and Law School.
Daisy’s hobby was her beautiful yard and flower garden, in which she took so much pride and joy. Daisy was well loved by her family and clients, who she loved so much. She spent every minute of the day ensuring her clients’ welfare and the needs of her family.
Daisy will forever be missed by all she loved. Daisy is survived by her only Son Anthony Simmons and his wife Dawn Simmons.
A public viewing will be at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary on Thursday, September 12, from 4 to 7pm and a Celebration of Life will be held for Daisy on Friday, September 13, at 2pm at the Lompoc Church of Christ, 138 North O Street in Lompoc (www.starbucklind.com).