OBITUARY

Martha Collins Sampeck

February 20, 1965August 29, 2018
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Martha Susan Collins Sampeck was called to heaven on August 28, 2018 at the age of 53. Martha was born on February 20, 1965 in Houston, TX, to Patrick (Pat) and Jo Collins. She grew up in Houston and attended Meadow Wood Elementary, Spring Forest Junior High and graduated from Stratford Senior High in 1983. She received her B.A. in Education from Sam Houston State University and upon graduation, she married and moved to California. She began her teaching career in California and continued for many years in Arizona, Pennsylvania and most recently back in Texas. Martha’s greatest achievements were her precious children; her daughter, Rachel Sampeck and her son, Michael Sampeck. Her children were her life and gave her the most happiness. She was busy helping her son and future daughter-in-law plan their upcoming wedding in October.

Martha never met a stranger and brought laughter wherever she went. She was a competitive tennis player and was known throughout Dallas for her fun spirit on and off the court. She loved decorating, dancing, music, animals and most of all, spending time with her children and friends.

Martha is preceded in death by her mother Jo Collins and her newborn twin sons, Kevin and Mark. Martha is survived by her father, Patrick (Pat) Collins of Houston and her children, Rachel Sampeck of Dallas and Michael Sampeck and his fiancé, Suzi Bass of North Carolina; her sister, Julia Collins Shanklin and her husband Brad of Plano; her brother, Vance Collins and his wife Ruth Papa Collins; and her twin brother, Robert Collins of Houston. She is also survived by her niece, Natalie Shanklin and nephews Connor Shanklin and Josh Collins. Martha leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles and cousins as well as many friends. Her sparkle will remain with so many forever!

The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M on Sunday, September 9, 2018 in the Chapel of Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77079. A Rosary will follow immediately at 6:00 P.M. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 A.M on Monday, September 10, 2019 at St John Vianney Catholic Church, 625 Nottingham Oaks Trail, Houston, TX 77079.

A memorial celebration of Martha’s life will be held in Frisco, TX on September 12, 2018 at The Westin Stonebriar Hotel & Golf Club, 1549 Legacy Dr. Frisco, TX 75034 at 2:00 P.M. with a reception following immediately after the memorial.

Please share your thoughts, memories and condolences with the family at: www.memorialoaksfunerals.com

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Operation Kindness

  • FAMILY

  • Martha is preceded in death by her mother Jo Collins and her newborn twin sons, Kevin and Mark. Martha is survived by her father, Patrick (Pat) Collins of Houston and her children, Rachel Sampeck of Dallas and Michael Sampeck and his fiancé, Suzi Bass of North Carolina; her sister, Julia Collins Shanklin and her husband Brad of Plano; her brother, Vance Collins and his wife Ruth Papa Collins; and her twin brother, Robert Collins of Houston. She is also survived by her niece, Natalie Shanklin and nephews Connor Shanklin and Josh Collins.
    Martha leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles and cousins as well as many friends. Her sparkle will remain with so many forever!

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, September 9, 2018
  • Rosary Sunday, September 9, 2018
  • Memorial Mass Monday, September 10, 2018
REMEMBERING

Martha Collins Sampeck

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Lisa Adams

October 15, 2018

Martha. I LOVE YOU. Thinking about our deep long conversations. Your joy with your children. Your laugh! Feels like you are right here. MARTHA. I'll see you there !

scott Lincoln

September 12, 2018

So very sorry to hear of Martha's passing.
As one of Martha's former employers I can say that Martha was always smiling, always happy,
even though sometimes she may have had good cause not to be. Martha was very good with selling
because she was so outgoing and friendly. One of the keys to being a great salesperson is to make people feel
good about themselves. Martha did that. She lifted up others through her positive, outgoing attitude.

Scott Lincoln D W

Sandra Clark

September 9, 2018

I have such fond memories of teaching with Martha at LCA. Legacy was such a new school and things were always different and crazy everyday. My son, Byron was in her science class and he always said he was the teacher's pet. He still thinks so today! Mrs. Sampeck was a fun teacher and one who loved life.
I remember when she bought Rachel a duck. Baby ducks become big ducks and"Churps" got to the point where he could not take a bath inside the Sampeck's bathtub because of his size. He continued to hang out by the front door wondering why he couldn't come in.
We lived in Celina and had a big pond "a tank in Texas". Churps came to live with us. We had Churps for many years and then one day we couldn't find him. Years went by and one day this duck showed up who looked just like Churps and sounded like him as well. He "squawked" quacked for a day or so and then was never seen again.
Only Martha would be so crazy about such a duck!
She loved her students and she absolutely adored her children Rachel and Michael!
I am so sorry for your loss.
I pray you find comfort and strength through Jesus Christ! He is the only one who can bring hope and comfort in times of grief!
Much love to you,
Sandra Clark

Steve Neff

September 7, 2018

"She was a competitive tennis player and was known throughout Dallas for her fun spirit on and off the court. " Here, here. What a joy to be around. Martha will be deeply missed by many, and for many reasons. Gone too soon.

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Biography

Martha Susan Collins Sampeck was called to heaven on August 28, 2018 at the age of 53. Martha was born on February 20, 1965 in Houston, TX, to Patrick (Pat) and Jo Collins. She grew up in Houston and attended Meadow Wood Elementary, Spring Forest Junior High and graduated from Stratford Senior High in 1983. She received her B.A. in Education from Sam Houston State University and upon graduation, she married and moved to California. She began her teaching career in California and continued for many years in Arizona, Pennsylvania and most recently back in Texas. Martha’s greatest achievements were her precious children; her daughter, Rachel Sampeck and her son, Michael Sampeck. Her children were her life and gave her the most happiness. She was busy helping her son and future daughter-in-law plan their upcoming wedding in October.

Martha never met a stranger and brought laughter wherever she went. She was a competitive tennis player and was known throughout Dallas for her fun spirit on and off the court. She loved decorating, dancing, music, animals and most of all, spending time with her children and friends.