Funeral services for Dolores L. Sampson will be conducted 11 a.m. April 11, 2019 at the Nathanael Lutheran Church in Dagmar in honor of what would have been her 87th birthday. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother joined our Heavenly Father Feb. 25, 2019 in Billings. Dolores was born the fourth of eight children to Martin and Clara Haug on their farm south of Grenora, North Dakota, on April 11, 1932. She married Dennis E. Sampson Sept. 15, 1950 at First Lutheran Church of Williston, North Dakota. They made their home at Dennis' farm 3.5 miles north of Dagmar. Together they raised registered and certified durum seed and cattle. They later had 2 daughters: Diane Nagel (John Woolsey) Helper, Utah; Bev (David) Cybulski, Plentywood.
Dolores was one of the original Founders of the Mental Health Board & Glenwood Board 25+ years each in Plentywood; Also one of the original Founders of the Lutheran Center in Billings, 25+ yrs --a home where if you needed extended medical care you could rent a room and stay in convenience of a home closer to the hospital during your treatment. With Dolores' love for bowling it was not uncommon to see her bring home several 300 series. Dolores was the first Licensed EMT in NE MT. She was a member of the Nathanael Lutheran Church and could be found giving of her time and talents as Sunday School Superintendent for 20+ yrs; Luther League Advisor and holding several Ladies Aid Offices.
Mother left an Amazing Legacy on 11 of the Nathanael Lutheran Church windows. ‘Stained Glass’ creations are an art which is part of something greater that cannot exist without the sun or creation. When the sun illuminates the glass in the morning, it says to everyone ‘you are the new day.’ Mom and Dad together moved the row of Blue Spruce Evergreen trees from their farm to the west side of Nathanael Lutheran Cemetery ... a beautiful backdrop for the cemetery.
In Dolores' free time she could be found quilting ... she left behind quilts for each of her daughters and for other family members. So many beautiful memories were made as each of us grew up on ‘the farm.’ All of the grandchildren loved being at the farm with ‘Gram’ and eating ‘face cookies.’ There was always so much love at ‘The Farm.’
Dolores leaves behind her two daughters; grandchildren: Jeremie (Annie) Ward, Arizona; Kristen Ward (Adam Sergeant), Sidney; Amber Ward Sissel, Sidney; Vince Cybulski, Las Vegas, Nevada; Janet (Jeff) Walters, Portland, Oregon; Christopher Cybulski, Plentywood; great-grandchildren: Adeline, Dennis and Clara Ward, Arizona; Jacob and Katelyn Sissel, Sidney; Lydia and Lucy Cybulski, Las Vegas, Nevada; Jackson Walters, Portland, Oregon: sisters: Darlene Sattler, Arizona; Linda (Jerry) Selby, Williston, North Dakota; brother: Martin (Arlis) Haug Jr, Williston, North Dakota ... numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents; the Love of her life Dennis; grandsons: Neal E. Ward and Justin C. Ward; brothers: Bernard (Bud) Haug, Orvin Haug, and LeRoy Haug; sister: Shirley Hoburka; Special Friend Alvin Schagunn.
Dolores resided at Canyon Creek Memory Care Center, Billings for the last 5 years. She loved the staff and we are grateful for their tender care on her behalf. In lieu of flowers ... Memorials can be made to the ‘Nathanael Lutheran Church Stained Glass Fund.’
Fulkerson Funeral Home of Plentywood has charge of arrangements: read or print the complete obituary, post remembrances, and send cards and flowers online at www.fulkersonsplentywood.com