Gerald Weston “Sam” Sampson, 72, of Baker City, died of kidney disease on June 8, 2006, at his home.
Burial will be at Husum, Wash.
Sam was born on Dec. 5, 1933, to Claude and Rachel Rowland Sampson at White Salmon, Wash. He was a 1951 graduate of Washougal High School at Washougal, Wash.
Sam enlisted in the U.S. Army on March 2, 1953, and served during the Korean War. He received an honorable discharge from the Army on Sept. 22, 1959.
After the service, he worked for an Oregon trucking company as a dispatcher and terminal manager.
Sam and Molliann Nagel were married on Dec. 20, 1968, at Washougal, Wash. Sam and his family loved to fish whenever they got a chance. They also enjoyed bird watching, camping and traveling in the trailer. He was a proud member of Cape Horn Post American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Loren, Wayne and Earl.
Survivors include his wife, Molly; a brother, three daughters and five grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, BakerCity, Oregon, June 16, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor