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In Memory of

Stella Samuels

April 7, 1922 - March 29, 2015

Obituary


Stella Samuels, 2nd Lt., USA. We celebrate the life of Stella Samuels, devoted wife, mother of five, grandmother of seven, and great grandmother of one. Stella ("Stash" to those who knew her) was the pillar of our family. Born a Jersey girl and a part of the greatest generation, Stash proudly served her country as a nurse in the ETO during WWII, being stationed in England, France, and finally Germany. Married in 1952, she and her husband Mel soon moved to Texas. Stash continued her nursing profession throughout her life. She managed her career and...

Stella Samuels, 2nd Lt., USA. We celebrate the life of Stella Samuels, devoted wife, mother of five, grandmother of seven, and great grandmother of one. Stella ("Stash" to those who knew her) was the pillar of our family. Born a Jersey girl and a part of the greatest generation, Stash proudly served her country as a nurse in the ETO during WWII, being stationed in England, France, and finally Germany. Married in 1952, she and her husband Mel soon moved to Texas. Stash continued her nursing profession throughout her life. She managed her career and the role of mom with patience and grace. Later in life, Stash's greatest passion became her grandchildren, which she doted on after her retirement from nursing in 1986. She is predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Dr. Melvin Samuels. Survivors include Dr. Douglas Scott Samuels (and his wife Dr. Karen Samuels, son Patrick and his wife Emily and their son Hudson, and son Ryan) Lynn Sharon Samuels (and her husband Fred Morales), William Maurice Samuels (and his wife Peggy, and their children Emily and Jacob), Patricia Ann Smith (and her husband Eric and their children Rachel, Rebecca, and Zachary), and Dr. Tracey Samuels McNamara (and her husband Robert). We will gather to celebrate Stash's life on Wednesday morning, 10:00 am, April 1, 2015 at Memorial Oaks, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation, Inc., c/o Women's Memorial Foundation, Dept. 560, Washington DC, 20042-0560. Additionally, on-line contributions may be made at http://www.womensmemorial.org. Please indicate "IN MEMORY OF STELLA SAMUELS" (use all capitals) should you choose to contribute. Finally, our special thanks to the fine folks at Comfort Keepers, who gave our mom special care.