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Beverly Sampson-HaasJune 9, 2017
Beverly Jean Sampson/Haas, former resident of Baker City passed away June 9, 2017 in Puyallup, WA in the arms of her twin sister and with family at her side. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 ~ 11:00 at the Harvest Church in Baker City with a reception following at the home of Rodney and Carmen Wickham.
Bev was born in Baker City, OR, Aug, 7, 1953 to Francis & Kathryn Sampson, the first born of twin daughters. The family lived in Wallowa, OR 11 years where the family spent many wonderful trips camping at the high mountain lakes. Her love of camping and fishing continued through the years.
The family then moved to Huntington and finally Baker City where Bev graduated from Baker High School in 1971.
Bev attended medical assisting school in Spokane WA, then worked in hospitals in Spokane, Edmonds & Seattle Washington as an EKG Technician. She later worked for Shepard ambulance and finally the last 21 years at UW Physicians in Seattle as a patient’s accounts analyst.
In Aug. of 1988 while working at Shepard ambulance, Bev & twin sister Shirley flew to Orlando to pick up an ambulance for the company and drove it back to Seattle. They took 3 weeks to drive back to Seattle with many stops in Florida, New Orleans, San Antonio, Dallas, Tucson, Phoenix, the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas. That trip began a lifelong enjoyment of traveling. The family also did a lot of traveling and camping together over the years. Bev made many lifelong friends through her travels. Bev loved spending time with her family both in Washington and Oregon. Together, Bev and Shirley traveled several times to England, France, Scotland, Wales and Italy. And many cities in the United States. They were always planning their next trip.
During the last 16 years, Bev & Shirley lived together which made traveling much easier. Bev and her twin were more than siblings, they were best friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Kathryn & father, Francis.
Bev is survived by her twin sister Shirley Sampson, aunt, Mrs. Hildreth Jacobs, cousins, Curtis (Annie) & Perry (Corina) Jacobs, and their families of Baker City. Cousins Rose This, Tom Cope, Laura (Delbert) Perkins, Roger Leslie, Marilyn Fitzgerald, & Raymond (Nancy) Smith & their families, all of Washington State. And of course her beloved cat Simon.
Donations in memory of Bev, the family suggests the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremastion Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. On line condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com