Green River Star -

Ethel Samson


February 21, 2018

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Ethel Samson

Ethel Samson, 94, of Green River, passed away Feb. 13, 2018, at Mission at Castle Rock in Green River. Samson was a resident of Green River for the past four years and former resident of Coeurd'Alene, Idaho.

She was born July 25, 1923, in Neptune, Saskatchewan, Canada, the daughter of Henry Lindborg and Sarah McColl.

Samson attended schools in Lapwai, Idaho and was a graduate of the Lapwai High School with the class of 1941. She attended Junior College in Coeurd'Alene, Idaho.

She married Martin Samson in Ritzville on April 8, 1945, and he preceded her in death Dec. 15, 2004.

Her interests included, yard work, gardening, walking, keeping a clean home and keeping her home decorated,

Survivors include her son Michael Samson and wife Chris of Ola, Idaho; two daughters,  Mollianne Fackenthall of Woodland, Wash., and Kathy McCormick and husband Charlie of Green River; 10 grandchildren, Todd Fackenthall, Pam Pfennig and husband Charles, Trisha Fackenthall, Nikki Lempesis, Michael Samson and wife Andrea, Sarah Orham and husband Michael and Josh Moody; several great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Della Davis and Ruby Seeley; one son-in-law, David Fackenthall.

Following cremation services will be held at a later date.

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