Jacquelyn “Jackie” Sampson

A funeral service held Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Concordia Lutheran Church of Edmore for Jacquelyn “Jackie” Sampson, age 89,  of Edmore.

Jackie Sampson

Posted on 12/5/14

She died Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the Cavalier County Memorial Hospital in Langdon.

Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery South at a later date.

Jacquelyn Ann Dahlen was born July 10, 1925 near Webster, the daughter of Arthur and Irene (Thorsen) Dahlen. She was raised in the area and graduated from Webster High School. She then worked during WWII in the Seattle/Tacoma shipyards. She was a talented singer and proud of the fact that she sang with the U.S.O. She married Melvin Hanson on November 1, 1944 at Starkweather. They farmed near Garske and later moved to Highland Township near Edmore. They operated a farmstead there and also managed the Edmore Memorial Rest Home. Melvin died May 17, 1976. She married Abner Sampson on October 7, 1977. They made their home in Edmore where she loved to spend time gardening and babysitting her grandchildren. She was a past member of St. Hans Lutheran Church and Ladies Aid, and a current member of Concordia Lutheran Church.

Jackie will be greatly missed by her husband, Abner Sampson of Edmore; two daughters, Carol (Lyle) Anderson of Orting, Wash., and Betty (LeRoy) Howes of Edmore; seven grandchildren, Carrie, Michael, Janelle, Rick, Becky, Sheila, and Jennifer; 16 great-grandchildren; a sister, Darlene Johnson of Seattle, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Hanson Sr.; her son, Melvin “Mickey” Hanson Jr.; a grandson, Brian Hanson; 5 sisters, Dorothy Vix, Laverne Davis, Orinne Weaver, Shirley Freije, and Joan Young; and a brother, Arthur Dahlen.

Aaker Funeral Home of Lakota was in charge of arrangements.