Lynn Sheffield Simmons formative years were spent in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Mrs. Simmons attended Oklahoma State University, Southern Methodist University, Pan American College in Edinburg, Texas, and Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma. She graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's degree in special education. She is a member of Phi Delta Kappa honorary fraternity. Mrs. Simmons has been a free-lance writer throughout her life and writes a Friday newspaper column, “The Place is Argyle,” for the Denton Record-Chronicle.
She is married to Dr. Larry Simmons, and lives in Argyle, Texas