Samuel 'Sam' Lee Kramer, 86, passed away Sept. 8, 2013. Survived by his son, James (Cynthia) Kramer; granddaughters, Jennifer (Lance) Manley and Janine (Gregory) Ebbets; and six great-grandchildren. Other survivors include: Ernie Kramer, Phyllis Gilikson and Pearl Reeder. Preceded in death by his wife, Maggie on Sept. 4, 2013; son, Curtis W. Kramer on Nov. 2, 1976; and a brother, Tom Kramer. Sam was born to Samuel L. Kramer, Sr., and Delpha (Maloney) Kramer on Dec. 7, 1926, in Denver, Colo. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII. He and Maggie were married in 1948 in Kentucky and moved to Pueblo with their son, Jim, in 1951. Sam was a retired truck driver. He was a member and had served as longtime Elder of the Church of Christ at Pueblo West (formerly the Broadway and Orman Church of Christ). There will be no viewing. Funeral service, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Elder Jerry Young officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Red Mountain Youth Camp through the funeral home. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Wow! I am so sorry. I just read about Sam’s passing. We had met at “Maggie corner” at University Park. He has ifollowed Maggie home. In the summer of 2011, Sam went for bolito beans in Cortez? & I had moved to nursing home in Monte Vista from Pueblo. Sam & my friend, Bob Shanahan, knew each from the truck driving days. Seems Sam hauled ice & potatoes. Bob supervised one of the potato warehouses. Sam stopped to visit here in Monte Vista on his way home. We will have very fond memories of your parents. Thank you for sharing their love & kindnes. May God bless your parents & family.

  2. Jim and family…I know I haven’t been around you and your family but when I heard of Maggie and Sams passing I was deeply touched. Maggie and Sam in our swimming years made 3 young boys and a single mother feel needed and loved. I can remember Sam having spent the week “doing his job” and then
    driving us boys to swim meets during the weekend…be it Denver, the Valley or
    over to the Western Slope. He’d honk is horn and wave at nothing we thought.
    Little did we know all his “little” friends on the side of the rode. We got a big
    kick out of that. Family be strong!

  3. We were so sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. He officiated at the services of several of our family members, He was a good friend of our brother, Gary Morton, May God be with your family during this very sad time.

  4. Jim and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom and dad were both great people. I remember debating in Sunday School with Sam about ‘what ifs’.

    It is so hard to lose a family member, let alone two. Even though you know Sam and Maggie are both Angels looking down and watching over you and your family, it does not make your loss any easier.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Love ya,

    Deanna Strait

  5. Jim,
    Please know how sorry i am for your loss. I loved Sam and Maggie so much. They were great friends. I met Sam at Santa Fe Warehouse years ago and stayed in touch with Sam and recieved updates about Maggie. I had great times at the BBQ’s at the house ( great home made ice cream). They will always be remembered always in my prayers. Much love to the family

  6. Jim and family, Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. So very sorry about your loss. Many warm hugs from our family to yours.
    Eve Muniz Valdez & John Valdez

  7. Wishing your family peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.
    Your sister in Christ, Ruthann Teem

  8. Please know all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. This is a very hard time for your family losing both of them in such a short time. I will always remember Aunt Maggie, for being so nice and friendly, and Uncle Sammy always had a joke or two to tell. They will always be remembered.

  9. I was so sad when I seen that Maggie had passed, and then when I seen where Sam had passed, it took me by surprise, he was such a devoted husband to Maggie. They are together now, in eternal life. May God Bless their family, its such a hard time to loose both parents in such a short time. God
    Bless. They will be missed by those who have crossed their paths in life.

  10. I’m so terribly sorry about your parents. Whenever I’d run into Sam, he would always want to visit about the horses, his family or whatever was on his mind.

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