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Donald Sams

Donald Bryan Sams

Thursday, July 16th, 1942 - Saturday, July 25th, 2020
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Donald Bryan Sams died a “wrongful death” on the morning of July 25, 2020, in Jerome, Idaho at the Westec Storage facility, he was taken too soon.

Unfortunately Donald Sams will not have church services due to the COVID-19 virus, but later after the virus has gone we would like to HONOR Donald with a graveside service.

Donald Bryan Sams graduaed from High School at Milk River, MT and went on to finish his classes at Berkley, CA where he obtained and received several degrees in Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Architectural and Structural Engineering, and a minor in Geology. Donald B was a very well educated man.

Donald Bryan Sams will truly be missed and remembered for his Generous Spirit, Good Humor and Tireless work he gave his fellow man. Donald Bryan Sams was extremely proud to be an “Iron Worker” and to be remembered because he helped build “The Perrine Bridge” and made it safe for all to enjoy.

Don was very into Camp Rainbow Gold and all that it stood for and having the privilege of knowing the founder of Camp Rainbow Gold, David A. McCluskey, Sr., M.D.

At 16 years of age, Don was the Youngest Wilderness Outfitter in the State of Idaho.

Donald is survived by his wife Sharon Jane Davidson-Sams, three sons David Carol), Matthew (Tina) and Nathan (Shasta) and a brother Kenny (Milly), Don had three beautiful grandchildren and seven Great Grandchildren, which he loved dearly. Don is preceded in death by his parents, Don’s only daughter (Mandy Robertson), a brother, a sister, and an ex-wife Rena Jackson.

Don had a Great Grandmother known as Medicine Woman of Nine (9) tribes, and her ashes are at “Wounded Knee”. Don’s Great Uncle had a mountain named after him as well, up Hyndman Peak Road, named “Johnstone Peak”.
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    Cremation under the care of Wood River Chapel
    403 N. Main Street
    HAILEY, ID 83333
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