William Michael Sams

william sams

August 25, 1949 ~ July 13, 2006

Resided in: Pueblo, CO

William Michael 'Mike' Sams, 56, passed away on July 13, 2006. Mike was born in Cairo, Illinois on August 25, 1949, to William L. and Afton Sams, who precede him in death. Survived by his children, Jennifer Nicole Sams and Trevor Lee Sams, both of Pueblo; sister, Carol L. Britt of Kentucky; brother, Gordon Patrick Sams of Illinois; special friends, Donna Dunlap of Pueblo, Doug Kiederling of Colorado Springs and Kenny Jaramillo of Pueblo. He retired from the Air Force as a Master Sargent, having served as a Bio-environmental Engineer. Mike also worked for Trane for several years before working for the Crowley County Correctional Facility. He was involved in several 12 step programs, training for bicycle races, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and visiting national and state parks with his children. Viewing at the funeral home Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral Service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2006, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Chaplain Bassett and Chaplain Zabriskie officiating. Military honors by High Frontier Honor Guard of Peterson Air Force Base. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to William Michael Sams Children's Education Trust Fund through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colorado 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. You and the kids have been on our minds in and in our prayers ever since we heard about Mike. We want to let you know that we send our deepest felt sympathy for your loss. If we can do anything for you,please let us know. You remain one of my closest friends and I would like to be available to help anyway you need me. Keep in touch. Love and prayers for you all.

  2. I didn’t know Mike very well but knew he was a good father. Dee, Jennifer, and Trevor, you all have my deepest sympathy. I am truly sorry for your loss.

  3. I remember Mike giving me a ride on his motorcycle when I was out there visiting in 1990. I’m sorry to hear that he has passed.

    My thoughts are with all of you as you mourn your loss. BIG hugs to Aunt Dee, Jenn and Trevor.

  4. Mike was a wonderful guy. He just glowed when he spoke of his kids. We will all miss him very much.

  5. All my sympathy and comfort to Mike’s family. He was a very fine man, helpful to everyone in any way he could be. He worked hard with and for the people in the “program” and went beyond the call of duty in everything he did. And he remained cheerful and friendly at every time I had contact with him. He is truly proof of the old saying “The good die young”, since we lost him before his time. May he rest in peace. Teri Darcy

  6. I remember Mike as being a gung-ho kind of guy, full of energy and full of love for his children. His presence will be missed.

  7. I’m sorry to hear of your loss. I knew Mike for a long time, he was a good person. We will all miss him.

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