OBITUARY

Wanda Elayne (Thomason) Sampley

September 25, 1927January 31, 2019
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Wanda Elayne Thomason Sampley, 91, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 31, 2019, in Austin, Texas, in the company of her children.

Wanda was born in Chicago, Illinois, on September 25, 1927. She moved to Dallas, Texas, and graduated from North Dallas High School. There she met her future husband, Howard R. Sampley. After he completed his service in the U.S. Army, they married and moved to Houston, Texas. She was a charter member of Saint Cecilia Catholic Church in Houston, Texas, where she participated in the RCIA program and the Women’s Club. She was also a member of the Charity Guild of Catholic Women. After her children were grown, she worked for Prudential Insurance in the Health Care Management Division for eleven years and served on Prudential’s Community Service Committee. She retired in 1994.

She was predeceased by her husband, Howard R. Sampley; her parents, Charles Carroll Thomason and Jo McLeroy, her brother, Charles C. Thomason and her sister, Virginia Edwards. She is survived by her six children, Wanda (Sam) Notzon, Sharon (Brett) Thompson, Dr. H. Russell Sampley (Christine), Charles C. Sampley, Paula Yeamans, and Carolyn Sampley; her eight grandchildren; Charles Notzon, Dr. Daniel Notzon, Ryan Thompson, Tristan Sampley, Camille Sampley, Michael Lam, Asa Yeamans, and Callie Haley; and her two great grandchildren; Cody Haley and Wade Haley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will be receiving friends on Sunday, February 10, 2019, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Waltrip Funeral Directors. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 11720 Joan of Arc, Houston, Texas, 77024, on Monday, February 11, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. A reception will be held in the Community Center following the Mass. Burial will take place at Forest Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Charity Guild of Catholic Women, 1203 Lovett Boulevard, Houston, Tx. 77006, charityguildshop.org, or to a charity of your choice.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Dan Notzon
  • Ryan Thompson
  • Camille Sampley
  • Tristan Sampley
  • Asa Yeamans
  • Michael Lam
  • Callie Haley
  • Cody Haley
  • Wade Haley
  • DONATIONS

  • In Lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Charity Guild of Catholic Women, 1203 Lovett Boulevard, Houston, Tx. 77006, charityguildshop.org, or to a charity of your choice.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, February 10, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, February 11, 2019
  • Rite of Committal Monday, February 11, 2019
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Wanda Elayne (Thomason) Sampley

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Janet Parker

February 7, 2019

Sharon and family, I have such fond memories of your mom when I was teaching at Westwood and all of us would be in and out of your house and she treated all of us like her own. She loved her big family and they loved her. I’m glad you all have wonderful memories.

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