Elinor “Ellie” Jean Simmons

Elinor “Ellie” Jean Simmons

December 31, 1931 – January 27, 2017


Elinor “Ellie” Jean Simmons passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017 in Bryan, TX surrounded by family. A graveside memorial will be held at Oaklawn Cemetery in Somerville, TX on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 10 a.m. Cremation services in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory of Bryan, TX.


She enjoyed her hobbies of sewing, quilting and crafts. She was a member of Road Runner Quilt Club and St. Ann’s Altar Society where she made lifelong friendships and became a Facebook mogul, allowing her to touch the lives of friends and family each day. A most loving and attentive Mom (Memoo), who will be greatly missed.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Reuben Eugene and Ada Berry Dougherty, and her brother, Richard. She is survived by her loving husband, Charles Marvin of over 56 years; sister “in law” Shirley Dougherty; daughters Carol C. (Jeff) Cossidente and Jana L. Simmons; grandchildren, Lindsay Stroup, Adrian Arredondo, Nina (Johnathon) Frazier, Olivia Arredondo, Samantha Cossidente, Reuben Arredondo; great grandchildren, Elvis and Revel Stroup and Lila Williams; and many wonderful nieces and nephews.


In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given in her memory to Hospice Brazos Valley in Bryan, TX, American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice


Express condolences at CallawayJones.com


  1. Aunt Ellie will be missed dearly, but I have so many wonderful memories to carry with me for a very long time. My deepest and heartfelt condolences to Uncle Marvin, my dearest cousins Carol and Jana, Their families Jeff, Nina, and Sami; Lindsay, Revel, and Elvis; Adrian and Reuben, Olivia, Brandon, and Lila.

    All my love,
    Donna and Scott

  2. Sending our condolences to the family. God (Psalms 83:18) is the Creator of life. The Bible calls Jehovah God “the source of life.” (Psalm 36:9; Acts 17:24, 25) The One who gave life to all living creatures is certainly capable of restoring life to someone who has died. He has resurrected humans in the past on earth through his son Jesus Christ and he is eager to do it again. John 11:29-44; 1 Corinthians 15:26.

  3. My love and deepest sympathy to the family on their loss of dear, sweet Ellie. She delighted in being part of your lives, and beamed when talking about you all. Special thoughts are with Marvin; I know he will greatly miss the love of his life. I loved Ellie and was blessed to be part of her extended family. I will always remember her kindnesses to me.

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