Huntington Beach mom known for her ‘can do’ attitude dies after community honored her with candlelight tribute

Tami Simons was consistently an issue solver as well as a facilitator.

When her oldest little girl, Madison, was pigeon-toed, Simons enrolled her in moving classes at the Huntington Academy of Moving, transforming the program of the family’s life, as well as correcting the inward bend of the little girl’s feet.

Whether it was assisting with the production at the Huntington Academy of Dance, or helping neighbors with troubles large and also small, or merely offering “you could do it” encouragement, Simons made points occur.

She passed away Friday night after a drawn-out fight with cancer. She was 56.

A requiem is scheduled Saturday at Seabreeze Church in Huntington Beach.

“She was consistently referred to as a connector, yet I never ever had a concept of the level,” claimed Collin Simons, her hubby of 29 years.

When not volunteering or dealing with the kids, Tami Simons had a home based business, The Imaginative Page, which produced visuals layout and also a range of custom-made developed products for print, and also programs, sales brochures and fliers for the moving academy.

3 days prior to she died, even more compared to 200 buddies and also next-door neighbors collected for a candlelight tribute to the “could do” mommy. While Simons rested in her hospice bed in the family living space, she had the ability to watch out at the celebration as well as share individual moments with many of the site visitors.

Little girl Shay Simons said her mom was constantly supportive of whatever her youngsters pursued.

“She ONE HUNDRED percent was behind us,” Shay Simons claimed. “I remained in dancing, football, track. She would certainly claim ‘If you’re visiting do it, go for it.'”

Tami Simons was birthed in 1959, as well as was a Southern California gal her whole life. She and also Collin Simons married in October 1985. They had 4 children: kid Tyler, 28; Madison, 26; Shay 24 and also Kennedi, 17.

And afterwards there was the Huntington Academy of Dancing, where Simons was officially a volunteer assistant to the creative director yet unofficially, “ran the location,” baseding on good friends.

Although her dancing career ended in senior high school, where she belonged to the Rosemead High support team, her children were naturals.

Madison Simons took to dance at the Huntington Academy, increasing via the rankings to execute in the institution’s yearly productions of “The Nutcracker,” eventually as the Sugar Plum Fairy, as well as later on becoming an educator at the college.

Younger siblings Shay and Kennedi would follow in their older sis’s footprints as well as earn starring roles in “The Nutcracker,” (Kennedi as Sugar Plum fairy in 2013, and also Shay for many years as the Rat King). They likewise show at the school.

Maybe Shay Simons best detailed her mother’s enduring tradition when she wrote in an article on social networks, “The Simons are doing merely fine. Mom is managing from above.”

Tami Simons is survived by her husband, Collin, 56; son, Tyler; daughters, Madison, Shay and Kennedi; and also four siblings, Bob Ankney of Washington; Jack Ankney of Washington; Costs Ankney of Nevada and Jeff Elmore of Georgia.

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