Samantha Mendenhall, 86, passed away March 25, 2004, in Pueblo, Colorado. Survived by her husband, Mark Mendenhall; children, Terry (Nelli) Mendenhall of Lenexa, Kansas and Janet (Robert) Hatton of Pueblo; siblings, Nonie Summer of Pueblo and Duane (Betty) Broyles of Los Lunas, NM; sister-in-law, Marian Putman of Pueblo; grandchildren, Phillip (Sara) Mendenhall, Heather, Amber and Joel Mendenhall and Kiera and Elizabeth Hatton; step-grandchild, Olga (Chauncy) Mahan; great-grandchild, Midori Hatton; numerous nieces and nephews. Samantha was born Feb. 21, 1918, in Bloom, Kansas to Mahala Lydia (nee Hall) and Walter H. Austin. She married Mark on Nov. 13, 1948, in Johnson, Kansas. Samantha was the first woman pharmacist in Pueblo. She worked at several pharmacies, retiring from St. Mary Corwin Pharmacy. She loved antiquing and traveling and especially her family, children and extended family. Viewing, today at the funeral home from 3 until 6 p.m. The casket will remain closed at the service. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, March 29, 2004, at First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court, with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to ARC of Pueblo through the funeral home. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Dear Mark & Family
    Sorry to hear about your loss, this is always so hard to give up our loved ones.I believe the last time I saw Samantha was in Johnson, Kansas in the early winter of 1950,Terry was a new baby at the time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Dick&Marilynn Marrs

  2. Uncle Mark.
    Please accept our heart felt smypathy in your loss. Sorry we couldn’t attend the services. If there’s anything we can do for you?
    Please don’t hesitate to to let us know.
    Kelly & Lourdes

  3. Janet and family,
    I realize that we haven’t seen each other for many years, but you have been in my thoughts often. I’m so very sorry about your mother’s passing. Just know that you and all of your family are in my prayers.
    Kay Dwight DiOrio

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