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Barbara Sansom

February 7, 1927 — December 21, 2015

Barbara Gail Sims Sansom

2/7/27 – 12/21/15

MorMor

Our beautiful, elegant Barbara Gail Sims Sansom , beloved daughte r, sister, wife, mother and MorM or , peacefully passed from this life on December 21, 2015. She has now reunited with the love of her life, Donald C. “Doc” Sansom , her father and mother George and Clarissa Sims, sisters Elaine Bean and Virginia Sims. Born in Salt Lake City on February 7, 1927, Barb lived eighty-eight amazing years magnified by her tremendous accomplishments.

Barb grew up in the Harvard/Yale area and graduated from East High and attended t he University of Utah . Barb and Don were married after he was freed from a Nazi prisoner of war camp. They were married in the Salt Lake LDS temple on June 4, 1946. Soon after, Don and Barb moved to Kansas City where Don attended dental school. After graduation, they returned to Salt Lake City and set up Don’s dental practice. Barb is survived by her six children : Peggy Smith (Steve), George, Chris Morgan (Todd), Greg ( Linda), Kelly Clark (Dan), Heather Perkins, 14 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Barb always handled herself with grace and sophistication, which echoed in her creative endeavors. From her magnificent floral arrangements to her watercolors, everything she touched became beautiful. She knew how to have fun! She threw a great party and started some wonderful family traditions. Her annual Christmas Breakfast showcased her mother’s favorite recipes. This tradition will continue for generations to come. She enjoyed snow skiing, golf, dancing with Doc and boating. Barb was also a “card shark” that could beat the best of us at Gin, Hearts, Bridge and Hand-In-Foot.

Barb loved the Lord and was an active member of the Ch urch of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She served in several callings, including Relief Society leadership and other axillaries.

To her family and friends , Barb was MorMor everyones ’ grandmother. Her home was the favorite gathering place for food, games and her spiritually uplifting family prayer circle.

We love you MorMor ! We miss you but our tears are not only tears of sadness; we are shedding tears of joy because we know you are with Papa Doc once more. Until we meet again, we will keep you close in our hearts.

Memorial services will be held Monday December 28, at her resident LDS Stake Center on 2700 East 4500 South in Holladay, Utah. Friends may call at the family meet and greet/viewing Sunday December 27, 6 pm to 8 pm at this same chapel, or Monday 9:30 am to 10:30 am, prior to the services commencing at 11 am. Internment immediately following the celebration services at Elysian Burial Gardens Cemetery: 1075 East 4580 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84117.

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