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Thornhill Valley Chapel

1400 South Pines Road, Spokane Valley, WA

OBITUARY

Glen Arthur Sams

December 30, 1937June 28, 2019
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Glen Arthur Sams, 81, went to be with the Lord on June 28, 2019. Glen was the youngest of 4 children born to Jasper “Jack” N. and Stella Myrtle (Morrisette) Sams. He was a retired (Master Sergeant) US Veteran of the Vietnam War. After serving 23 years in the USAF, he became a Letter Carrier with the US Postal Service for more than 20 years.

Glen was born Dec. 30, 1937 in Walla Walla, where he graduated from St. Patrick’s High School. On June 14, 1958 he married his high school sweetheart, Kathryn K. “Kaye” McManus at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Walla Walla. Together they raised 6 children.

Glen and Kaye were members of St. Mary’s Parish in the Spokane Valley, where he was an active member of the choir. He was also a member of the USAF Veterans US Postal Workers Union and Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

Glen was preceded in death by his beloved wife Kaye; sister, Dorothy Mullen; and brothers, Gary N. Sams and Edward F. Sams. He is survived by his six children, Joe (Sheilah), Jack, Valerie (Jim), Jon (Erika), James, Stacey (Josh), nineteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A Rosary Service will be Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Thornhill Valley Chapel in the Spokane Valley at 7:00 pm and Funeral Mass on Friday, July 12, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 11:00 am. A burial service will follow at WA State Veterans Cemetery at 1:30 pm in Medical Lake, WA.

In lieu of flowers, the requests donations be made to the Hospice House of Spokane, in Kaye and Glen’s name.

Services

  • Rosary Thursday, July 11, 2019
  • Catholic Mass Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Military Honors Friday, July 12, 2019

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Gisele Macy

July 7, 2019

Thank you Glen for welcoming me into your Scentsy family, and your own family for the last 10 years. I have many fond memories of the time we all spent together. It was so sweet how you always called me "The Scentsy Lady" :)
You will be truly missed, but how wonderful that you and Kaye are reunited and in the loving care of our Heavenly Father.
God Bless you.
My love always,
Gisele

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