October 20, 1937 – September 7, 2021
Samuel George Hamblen died Tuesday, September 7, 2021.
Sam was born October 20, 1937 in Allen Dale, Missouri. When Sam was 16, he moved to Arizona where he met his wife, Donna, to whom he was married to for 50 years. Sam and Donna had two sons, Sammy and Cliff. After Donna’s death, Sam married Myrt in November 2008. Sam and Myrt were married for 12 years.
In 1962, Sam and his family moved to Fort Collins, where he worked as a drywaller for two years. Sam partnered with his Uncle Verl in subdividing properties. In the process of subdividing, they developed Sunrise Acres, which is east of town. When Sam started subdividing property, he started his own business, Hamblen and Sons Construction. He was known as a proficient contractor of custom homes. Sam also had several rental properties that he enjoyed maintaining.
Sam enjoyed family, vacations, traveling, hunting, building, “figuring numbers”, and helping his family in any way they needed. Sam became a social butterfly after marrying Myrt. He joined her in the Primetimers and together they enjoyed their trips, birthday parties, potlucks, and fellowship with the group. Sam was also a greeter at Timberline Church. Sam is survived by his wife Myrt; his two sons and their wives Sammy (Janett), Cliff (Carol); grandchildren J.C. (Jesse), Travis, Katie (Nick) Bobbi Jo, Rex (Sarah); great grandchildren Braxton, Kasen, Zephyr, Lane, Donna Jo, Riley, Logan, Payton, Raelynn, Paisley, and Zoey. Sam was preceded in death by his first wife, Donna, and one great grandson, Otto.
A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at the Allnutt Funeral Service - Drake Road Chapel from 6:00-9:00 pm. A Celebration of Life will be held the following Monday, September 13, 2021 at 10:00 am at Timberline Church. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.allnuttftcollins.com for the Hamblen Family.
Gathering of Family and Friends
Sunday, September 12, 2021
A Celebration of Life
Monday, September 13, 2021
Mayor Ray Martinez
September 13, 2021
I’ve never met a man that loved God as much as Sam. He always had the most serious look on his face, as if to say “I know God is on my side and I will work for the Lord until the day he is ready to take me home.” Well Sam, I’m sure when you went home to be with Jesus, he said: “Well done my good and faithful servant. “
Love your family very much. You have raised a good and faithful family.
September 12, 2021
Dear Sammy, Clifford, and families,
I met your dad in 1972 when I purchased my duplex property on Dawn Avenue. He was so helpful to a young single teacher who knew nothing about house closings. I will always be grateful for his guidance. I'm happy to say I still own the property. It has been a great investment. Over the years our paths crossed in that neighborhood. He was a gentle, caring, man who loved his family and was very proud of his work in construction. My heart aches for you. I hope all the good memories you have of him help you at this difficult time.
Janie (Gronenthal) Arnold
Fort Collins, CO
Karen and Bill Hart
September 11, 2021
We have had the pleasure of living across the street from Sam and Myrt for several years. By any measure he lived a successful, generous life of compassion and humility. Thank you, Sam, for your fine example. We will miss you very much.
Karen and Bill
Rod and Bobbie Wilhite
September 10, 2021
Sam a Great Boss
A Masterful Builder
Rod and Bobbie
September 10, 2021
Sam was always a great support for the Baker family.