Graham Dean Sims Sr., 84, a retired School District 2 employee who was active in Jehovah’s Witnesses, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013.
He was born July 11, 1929, in Lovell, Wyo., to P.D. and Eva Sims. After graduation, he married Vera June Doerr on Oct. 17, 1950. Shortly after their marriage, he was deployed to Korea.
After the war, he worked in the uranium mines around Lovell until 1959 when he moved his family to Laramie, Wyo., to attend college. Upon completing his studies, the family moved to Billings, where he took a job at The Billings Gazette.
In the early ’70s, Mr. Sims went to work for School District 2 where he worked until he retired in 1989. It was also during the early ’70s that he began to study the Bible with Jehovah’s Witnesses. He and his wife were active in the door-to-door ministry until failing health prevented him from doing so.
Survivors include his wife; sons, Dean, Wyatt and Morgan; daughters, Tammy and Judy; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Marion Smith and Ann Gist of Cody, Wyo.
Services were Aug. 26 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.