Last updated: Mon 12 Jan 2015

Betty Simmonds (1921-2015)

Former Nunney resident Betty Simmonds has died at a care home in Trowbridge.

Betty SimmondsShe died peacefully in her sleep earlier on Monday 12 January.

Betty lived in Horn Street for a number of years, where she was often seen walking one of her countless rescue boxers.

Betty Simmonds had a rather eventful life. Born in 1921, she lived in Chile for a while and learned to use a gun during the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya. She lived in Whatley before she came to Nunney.

Betty moved to a care home shortly before her 90th birthday, which was attended by a large number of friends from Nunney. As ever, she was the life and soul of the party.

Shortly before Christmas she was back in The George one last time for one of her beloved lunches with her son Paul and his wife Jane.


A celebration of the life of Betty Simmonds will be held at West Wiltshire Crematorium in Semmington at 10.45am on Wednesday 28 January. The wake will take place at The George at Nunney afterwards. If you would like to attend and need transport, please call Jeremy Gaunt on 01373 836 949.

The family has requested contributions to Dorothy House Hospice instead of flowers.

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