Shelli Simmons

Shelli Simmons, is the author ofAcross the Sea, Across the Plains : The Epic Account of the Willie andMartin Handcart Companies from Europe to Zion.Shelli Simmons was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and graduated with honors from a local business college. Following the marriage to her high school sweetheart, she worked in the businessindustry until the death of her 2½ month old son from sudden infant death syndrome. Shelli spent the next eighteen years at home raising three beautiful children, serving in church callings, and assisting her husband with his business ventures. During her service as a Stake Young Women’s president, Shelli had the opportunity to organize two stake youth pioneer handcart treks, which began a twelve year journey in research and intensive study of the lives of the members of the Willie and Martin Handcart Companies.Shelli loves the outdoors, waterskiing, camping, running and photography; but most of all she loves flying with her son, cheering for her daughters drill team and her sons football teams. She also absolutely loves and adores all of the youth she has had the privilege of serving over the years.

 

 

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Books Published with Cedar Fort: Across the Sea, Across the Plains : The Epic Account of the Willie andMartin Handcart Companies from Europe to Zion.

 

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