Professor Francis Blair Simmons died on February 13, 1998, of a heart attack while skiing at Heavenly Valley, Calif. He was 67 years old and spent more than 36 years on the Stanford University faculty. He is survived by his wife, Shirley, of Portola Valley, Calif; 4 children, Kathryn Hickinbotham of London, England, Holly Parnigoni of Charlestown, RI, Kevin Simmons of Los Angeles, Calif, and Iris Coshow of Santa Rosa, Calif; 4 stepchildren, Curtis Stevens of Portland, Ore, Jeffrey Stevens of Maui, Hawaii, David Stevens of San Diego, Calif, and Kerry O'Brien of Portland; and 11 grandchildren.
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