Winifred "Jean" Sampson, 87, passed away on Jan. 2, 2012, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Portland, following complications from a fall at her Ashley Manor home in Hood River.
Jean was born on April 7, 1924, in Kirkwood, Ill., to Charles and Cora Turner. She attended high school and college in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, and was married to Lloyd H. Sampson June 14, 1943.
Following World War II, Jean and Lloyd moved to Oregon, where they raised four children. Jean was instrumental in building and managing the family's orchard and beef cattle business in eastern Oregon, and Thompson Falls, Mont., during her husband's career with Bonneville Power Administration.
Following retirement, they returned to the Pacific Northwest, settling in Hood River.
Jean is survived by her husband, Lloyd; her children, Linda Hallmark, of Albany, Ore., Ted Sampson, of Irrigon, Ore., Mary Sampson, of San Luis Obispo, Calif., and James Sampson, of Mt. Hood, Ore.; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Maurice and Weldon, and sister Evelyn, all from Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
Friends are invited to join the family in a celebration of life for Jean to honor her on her 88th birthday at noon on Saturday, April 7, at the Community Center/ Locktender's Home at the Marine Park in Cascade Locks.
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