Gerald "Gerry" Arthur Sampson
March 26, 1941 – July 18, 2021
Gerald Arthur (Gerry) Sampson passed away on July 18, 2021 after a long fight with cancer. He died peacefully at his home in Windsor Colorado surrounded by family and friends.
Gerry worked as a retail executive for 35 years. His last position was President of Neiman Marcus Stores, where he was responsible for all operations.
He was passionate about the Alzheimer’s Association (as his mother died of Alzheimer’s). He served as Chairman of the local chapters in Dallas and the Washington DC Metro Area before joining the National Board of Directors where he served from 2004 to 2014. He was the Chairman of the National Board for the last four years of his tenure. In 2015, he was appointed as the United States Representative to the Alzheimer’s Disease International Board of Directors where he served until 2018.
Gerry was a strong leader at his church, First United Methodist Church, Fort Collins. He served as Lay Leader, Chair of Church Council, was on many committees and sang in the choir, which he loved. Gerry loved his family and enjoyed skiing and golfing with them as often as possible. He is survived by his wife, Dana, his children, Gregory Sampson of Washington, Kimberly Kincheloe of Wyoming, his daughter -in-law, Beth Sampson, son-in-law, Brad Kincheloe, and grandchildren, Kylie Sampson, Emerey Sampson, Quinten Kincheloe, and Maxwell Kincheloe as well as many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 9th, 2021 at 2:00 pm at First United Methodist Church in Fort Collins. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the general fund of First United Methodist Church, Fort Collins. A link to help with that is below.
Please visit www.allnuttftcollins.com to share a memory of Gerry and to leave a message for his family.
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Gerald "Gerry" Arthur Sampson
July 25, 2021
My deepest sympathies to Dana and family. Gerry was one of the best executives Neiman Marcus had the opportunity to be guided by his leadership. Always fair, always approachable. A rare gift, in the sometimes turbulent and always competitive retail business. I have many memories of playing the beautiful grand piano in Dallas, with the poodles next to me looking out the window. Always happy when the guests arrived at the party, sad when it was time for the guests to leave.
My thoughts and prayers are with Dana and family in the upcoming days, months and years. His spirit and smile live on in your hearts.
July 20, 2021
I first met Mr. Sampson during my childhood days playing soccer with Kim. I remember visiting him at the (May) stores while Kim and I would get makeovers at the beauty counter. I also remember him inviting me into their home in Pittsburgh as well as Dallas. I always enjoyed my time and felt at home. A very fine man; he was so welcoming and kind.
To Kim and family, I am so very sorry for your loss and our hearts are with you. Thinking about you at this tough time.
Love, Laura (Sidwell) McCambridge