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Obituary Rodney Kelvin Samson February 18, 1960 -- January 16, 2013

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 23rd, 2013

A funeral service for Rodney Kelvin “Rod” Samson, 52, will be held Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the United Presbyterian Church in Guernsey, Wyoming with Reverend Elizabeth Wilson officiating. Final resting place will in the Snowy Range at a later date.

Rodney Samson, a resident of Guernsey, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at his home after a short illness.

Rodney was born in Torrington, Wyoming on February 18, 1960 the son of Ralph & Alfrieda “Frieda” (Abold) Samson.

Rodney was the owner of Rod’s Tree Service. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, tinkering on equipment and trucks, being with family, friends, and loved country music. Trees and logging were his life. There was always a smile on his face; no job too small, too big, or too complicated.

He is survived by his two children, Kelvin and Kammy and two granddaughters, Abby and Payten Jo, all of Iowa; two sisters, Geri (Ray) Stoneking of Lake Oswego, Oregon and Donna (David) Salmon of Lynnville,Tennessee; two brothers, Bill (Jenny) King of Vancouver, Washington and Randall Samson of Cheyenne, Wyoming; two aunts, June Smith of Newcastle, Wyoming and Ruby Pitman of Seibert, Colorado; many nieces, nephews, cousins; and Rodney’s soul mate and friend Terri (Shindelbower) Baker of Gillette, Wyoming.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Kenny King.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Stan Bennett, Rex Shaw, Fred Osborne, Mitch Schmidt, Dudley Barnes, Jim Blocker, Rex Goertz, Joe Norfork, and his many friends.

A memorial to the Guernsey Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 702, Guernsey, Wyoming 82214 would be appreciated by the family.

Rodney was not a man of funerals; he would want his family, loved ones, and friends not to mourn his passing, but to celebrate his life.

The Gorman Funeral Homes - Platte Chapel of Wheatland is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to the family at gormanfh.com

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