Dolores Joan Sams, born on December 29, 1937 died tragically in a car accident Wednesday, December 18, 2019.
She was married to Melvin Sams for 50 years. Joan had five children, Susan Danksey (Dan), Cheroyl Erickson (Todd), Tony Kloer, Vicki Kloer and Michael Kloer; and two stepchildren, Linda Akermanis and Penny Crosby (Jeff). She also had 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Joan was a very special person. She was always busy taking care of others. She was what I'd call a living angel. She was very caring and loving. We, the children, are caring people because of her great example. We will miss our mother terribly.
A memorial service is planned for Sunday, December 29 at 2:00 p.m. at Woodburn Community Seven-Day Adventist Church, 1253 5th St. in Woodburn.