January 15, 1981 – September 20, 2023
Amy Vayomi Simmons, 42, of Stansbury Park, Utah, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on September 20, 2023, after a six-year battle with stage four Colon Cancer.
Amy was born on January 15, 1981, to Kelly & Cindy Astill in Salt Lake City, Utah. Raised in Magna, Utah within walking distance of grandparents and countless cousins, Amy described her childhood as idyllic, complete with magical holidays and birthdays and endless hours of horseback riding, fort making and night games with her family. She grew up surrounded by those she loved, knowing they loved her in return.
After Amy graduated from Cyprus High School in 1999, she went on to study Social Work and then Nursing from Ricks College, Utah State University, and the University of Utah. She completed two bachelor’s degrees. During that time, she also served a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Oklahoma and Texas.
In 2004, Amy met Collin Simmons when her parents built a new home in West Valley. Amy and Collin were married in the Salt Lake Temple on May 12, 2006, and went on to have four children, Mack, Sadie, Elsie, and Luke. There was no greater calling to Amy than being a Mom. She relished the joyous moments of motherhood and the friendship of her family.
Amy felt blessed to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She served in numerous callings including as a full time missionary, Relief Society President and instructor, Young Women’s Presidency, Sunday school instructor, scouts, and a primary worker. She was grateful for the testimony, experiences, and new friendships she gained through her church service. Her faith in eternal families and the love of her Father in Heaven gave her comfort and peace throughout her illness. She will be greatly missed, but her light will continue to shine for all who have been touched by her presence in their lives.
Amy was a woman of many talents. In addition to being an involved and passionate mother, she was a dedicated registered nurse at Mountain West Medical Center in the Labor and Delivery Unit. Amy also loved to travel and had a special talent for party planning.
She is survived by her husband of 17 years Collin, and their four children Mack (15), Sadie (12), Elsie (9) and Luke (7), her loving parents Kelly and Cindy Astill, her brother Isaac (Carina) Astill, sister Ann Staley, brother Daniel (Megumi) Astill, brother David (Jennie) Astill, sister Elly (Andy) Moyes, her in-laws Curt & Wendy Simmons, brother in-laws Miles (Ashley) Simmons, Marshall (So’o) Simmons, and 19 nieces and nephews whom she loved so much.
We take comfort knowing Amy was welcomed home by many loved ones, including her loving Grandma, Vayomi Beagley and sister-in-law, Heidi Astill.
The family would like to thank the Huntsman Cancer Institute, specifically Dr. Ignacio Garrido-Laguna, Kristin Barber, Lauren Olson and countless nurses and support staff that took part in Amy’s fight. Without them, we know we would not have been blessed with the last six years. Special thanks to Huntsman at Home and CNS Hospice Services, specifically Merrily, for providing comfort to Amy in her final weeks.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, from 6-8 p.m. at the Stansbury Park South Stake Center, 240 Interlochen Lane, in Stansbury Park, Utah.
Funeral services will be held at 12 Noon on Thursday September 28, 2023, at the Stansbury Park South Stake Center, 240 Interlochen Lane in Stansbury Park, Utah. A viewing for family members will be held prior to the services from 10:00 -11:30 a.m. Interment will be at Stansbury Park Cemetery.
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In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Simmons family via mail or venmo @CollinSimmons4451
Arrangements in care of Dalton-Hoopes Funeral Home, Tooele County. 435-884-3031