Samson Beatrice Ileen, Mrs. – Obituary

Beatrice Ileen “Bea” Samson, 80, of Baker City, died July 26, 2009.

Her graveside service was at noon today at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Lebanon. Friends were invited to join the family for a reception at Waterloo Park afterward.

Bea’s love for her Lord Jesus was top priority while the love for her family ranked next, family members said. Her kindness and generosity were shown in the lives of all the people she helped. Many times, she did without her own essentials so someone else could be helped. She never thought about herself unless forced to do so, her family said.

She enjoyed playing bingo, but truly loved going to yard sales. She seldom purchased anything for herself, but always thought of other people that may enjoy this or that.

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Bea lived the last five years of her life in Baker City. Before, that, she lived for many years in Lebanon.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin E. Samson; three children, Chestly, David and Joann; a brother; a sister; and three great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughters, Bonnie Bates of Soldotna, Alaska, Lise Samson of Star, Idaho, Shirley Hunter of Baker City, Pansy Samson of Soldotna, Alaska, Diana Samson of Plymouth, Wash., and Barbara Samson of Boise; son, Marvin Samson of Plains, Mont.; 34 grandchildren; 67-plus great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; two great-great-great-grandchildren; and many extended family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 29, 2009
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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