OBITUARY

Samuel Amaral-Gallaway

February 6, 1992September 27, 2012

Samuel F. Amaral-Gallaway of Yakima, 20 born in Redmond WA on February 6, 1992 was taken home late Thursday night, September 27, 2012. He and a fellow firefighter were returning to their base camp for work the next morning when they had an accident.

Samuel graduated from West Valley High School in 2010. While at WVHS, he loved playing baseball, time with his friends, classes, staff and administration, but most of all his experiences with the West Valley Firefighter Club. The club introduced Samuel to the passion of firefighting and the firefighters brotherhood. Samuel worked as a firefighter with the West Valley Fire Department and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. He made many accomplishments within both organizations. Becoming a sawyer, operator of the chain saw, was a proud moment for him and one of the many achievements his parents treasure. Aside from the firehouse, Samuel was an avid outdoorsman, hunting, fishing and hiking. He shared the love of the mountains with family, friends, and his dog Abbey.

Samuel jumped to attention when his pager would sound. Throughout the house we could hear him yell “I got a call!” As he dashed out the door we would all run to wave him safe goodbye.

Samuel’s continual smile (except mornings :)) will now be waiting to greet his family members parents - Marc and Marci Gallaway, Samuel and Rosika Amaral, brothers -Tyler and Payton, sisters - Sofia and Megan, grandparents Frank and Deana Gonzalez, Chris and Don Heins, Gary and Jeanne Gallaway, Hector and Esperanza Amaral, Genaro and Rosa Humala and great-grandmother Virginia Bailey, Uncle Chad and Aunt Lorie, cousins Azaria and Madison Gallaway, Uncle Rick and Aunt Connie Colton, cousins Taylor and Krystyn Colton, Uncle Vincent Gonzalez and Meridith Vinansky. Samuel’s smile will also greet his extended sister Lacey Temple and her family Patrick, Tristen and Asher, extended parents Bob and Vickie Elkey extended Uncle Eric and Aunt Sue, Brian and Whitney, extended grandparents Grandma Buggy, Grandma Caroline and Grandpa Jim :).

Samuel’s memorial service will be held Saturday, October 6th at 1:00 p.m. at West Valley High School. To share a memory of Samuel, please visit www.keithandkeith.com.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 6, 2012
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Laura Amaral

September 27, 2013

Mijo it is hard to beilive you have been gone for a year, I can't tell how much I miss you . I know you are in a better place, You will always be in my heart ! Your ( taya) Laura

Lauren Holm

December 19, 2012

The days I think about you are so bittersweet. Thinking back to all the memories we all created growing up together is amazing...you were truly a blessing to each and every person in your life. We all miss you so much more than you could imagine. It's still shocking to realize that you are gone, but I'm so glad to be able to say I'll see you again someday. I can't wait. I know you and your beautiful smile will be up there waiting for us all :) I was proud to call you family...even though we weren't really related, we were in heart and that's what matters. You were such a good big cousin to me while growing up. I always had the best times with you all at Big Camp. I'll never forget any of it. Memories will last a lifetime. I hope you're having fun up there, bud <3

Kelsey Dolquist

December 1, 2012

I miss you every day angel. Words can not describe how much love I have always had for you. We had our life planned out from getting out of high school till the end. How many kids we were going to have, what we were going to name them (you always liked Silas), where we were going to live, everything, you name it, we had an answer for it. I can't help but to remember back to all of those times. I love you and I am helping out your family as much as i can.
Rest well my love, Ill be up there soon :)

Donna Woodkey-Dinsmore

October 12, 2012

Many fond memories of watching Sam play ball through the years. Thought and prayers are with you, the family, during this time. Michael.'s Aunt and Grandma.

October 11, 2012

Chris,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Sam sounds like such a fine young man, such a tragic loss of someone so young. May you and your family find comfort from your memories of him. God bless you and your family.

Dee Jobe

GARRY AND EVELYN DIGGS

October 7, 2012

SAMUEL AMARAL-GALLAWAY
MY WIFE AND I NEVER GOT TO KNOW YOU,BUT WE MET YOUR AMAZING GRAND PARENTS GARY AND JEANNIE GALLOWAY. KNOWING THEM WE KNOW YOU WERE AMAZING YOUNG MAN ALSO.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. GARRY AND EVELYN DIGGS

Niki Garcia

October 7, 2012

You may rest now' for u are home with our lord.. My prayers for the family. God bless you.. <3

Ken & Terri Hulett

October 7, 2012

Marc, you and your family our in our thoughts and prayers.

Darin Greif

October 7, 2012

I didn't know Sam very well throughout high school, but I could tell from a distance that he was a great person, and that his smile was contagious. My only regret is not knowing him better. My thoughts and prayers are among the many others being sent to the family.

October 6, 2012

Your family has been in our thoughts and prayers. Samuel touched a lot of lives!!! Mary and Chris Venema (Bickleton, Wa.)