Oral History

Rose Marie Simmons

A lifelong Texan with a local heritage dating back many generations, Simmons was with her father and friends at Dallas Love Field on November 22, 1963, where she watched Air Force One arrive and shook President Kennedy’s hand. Less than a month later, she received a letter from Kennedy’s secretary, Evelyn Lincoln. Recorded on December 12, 2002, August 5, 2008, and March 30, 2009.

Ms. Simmons passed away on February 24, 2012.