Obituary: Katherine E. Sampson |

Obituary: Katherine E. Sampson

Katherine E. Sampson. Born in Winnipeg, Canada, Jan. 9, 1917 and died Oct. 1, 2000, in Carson City Nev. at Sierra Place assisted living with her family present after a lengthy illness. She was 83.

As a resident of South Lake Tahoe for 41 years, Katherine enjoyed the natural beauty of the Tahoe area through hiking, gardening and landscape painting. Her life’s focus was her family and once they were raised she pursued her joy of painting. She was a member of the lake Tahoe Art League.

She is survived by one brother, Sid Hoover, of Dallas, Texas, her children Susanne Hoy, of South Lake Tahoe, Wilma Elder, of Skyland, Nev. Six grandchildren: Lynnette Hoy-Dingmann, Tim Hoy, Jenne Gosnell-Stanfield, Katie Elder-Atkinson, Christie Elder-Ussher, Terese elder-Martinez, and 4 great-grandchildren, all living within the immediate area. She was preceded in death by her husband Merrill Sampson in 1973 and a daughter Merrillyn Dee Gosnell in 1999.

Private memorial services are planned. Any one who wish to remember her through a donation, could do so to a charity of their choice or Better Breathers of South Lake Tahoe.

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