Lucille Mary Samms
June 4, 1922 – April 5, 2019
Lucille Mary (Pat) Samms, a long-time resident of Prattville, AL passed away Friday the 5th of April at her home. Born June 4, 1922 in West Point, Iowa she was the 2nd of 7 children. After receiving her Registered Nurse degree from DePaul Hospital School of Nursing in St. Louis, she joined the U.S. Air Force where she served for over six years. Serving in WWII, she cared for many injured young men in the orthopedic wing on the island of Attu in the Aleutian Islands. She met the love of her life, Colonel Charles R. Samms, also a member of the Air Force, when she was a nurse for a Life Flight mission for a small child and he was the pilot. They were married in 1950; Charles R. predeceased her. Pat loved socializing with family and friends. She truly enjoyed telling stories of her many adventures while serving our country. Pat was honored in 2009 to be a participant in the 1st Honor Flight for our WWII veterans with a trip to the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C.. Even in her final days she continued to exhibit her strong Love of Country. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Samms Hubert and husband Louie Hubert, her daughter, Charlene M. Levinson and her husband Bob Levinson, grandson Robert Bulmer and his wife Townie and their children Chase and Reagan, grandson David Levinson, Jason and Lindsey Canada and their children Lakyn, Tatum, Celena and Paxton and Blake and Malissa Hubert and their son Lex, along with the Kaltefleiter, Bohnenkamp and Jones families . She will continue to bring joy and laughter to all as we remember her.
A visitation for Lucille will be held Monday, April 8, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Ridout's Prattville Chapel. A funeral service will occur Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM located at Ridout's Prattville Chapel. Burial will occur immediately following at Prattville Memory Gardens.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ridoutsprattvillechapel.com for the Samms family.
- Visitation Monday, April 8, 2019
- Funeral Service Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Lucille Mary Samms
John J Kaltefleiter
April 8, 2019
My Aunt Lucille was such a graceful, kind and wonderful woman. I loved and respected her very much.
It was always a thrill to visit her with my father and mother in Prattville. She had a smile that would brighten the world. Fond memories.
My late father James J Kaltefleiter, her younger brother, loved her very much and was so proud of all she accomplished in her life. And what an amazing life she lived.
Allie Kaltefleiter, her great niece, and I share our deepest condolences to Patti, Charlene, their families and all of Lucille’s grandchildren. You all are in our prayers.
Godspeed, Aunt Lucille.
April 7, 2019
So very glad I got to spend many years as your sister-in law. My daughter Kelly and I wish we could be with your girls and their families. Since that is not possible at this time we will have them all in our thoughts and prayers. Especially remember the beautiful penmanship and letters that came our way. You never forgot a birthday or anniversary. We will never forget you!
Norma and family