Angeline Louise Samuelson |

Angeline Louise Samuelson

Angeline Louise (Angie) Samuelson, of Glenwood Springs, Colo., died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, at Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale, Colo.

She was born in Osage City, Kan., on Nov. 28, 1919, to Luise Cattirolo, of Switzerland, and Jerome Gamba, of Italy. She spent her youth on the family cattle ranch and graduated from Osage City High School in June 1937. During high school she was a cheerleader and drama club member.

She entered Halstead Nursing School in Kansas at 17 and graduated in 1940. After working at Children’s Hospital in Kansas City and the University of Kansas Clinic, she served as a World War II ensign in the Naval Nursing Corps at Coronado Island in San Diego, Calif., until 1944.

She then moved to Glenwood Springs to join her parents here, working for Dr. Burtis E. Nutting as a nurse.

She married John H. Samuelson at St. Stephen’s Church on June 28, 1947, and later joined her husband publishing the Glenwood Post, then a weekly paper. The couple sold the newspaper in 1970, but everyone will remember her continuing at the front desk until her retirement in 1982.

Mrs. Samuelson enjoyed family activities, golf and skiing, plus travel in retirement. She was honored as Strawberry Days Mother of the Year during retirement, nominated by the Frontier Historical Society.

She was a 50-plus-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Valley View Hospital Auxiliary and St. Rita’s Circle at St. Stephen’s. For many years, she enjoyed volunteering at the Frontier Historical Museum.

She was preceded in death by baby daughter Karen and son-in-law Dean Smith.

She is survived by her husband, John H. Samuelson, of Glenwood Springs; daughters and son-in-law Lauraine and Joe Skolasinski, of Vail, and Chris Samuelson, of Glenwood Springs; sons and daughters-in-law David and Karen Samuelson, of Glenwood Springs, Paul and Terrie Samuelson, of Silt, Colo., and Glenn and Stephanie Samuelson; granddaughters Kaytlyn, Hana and Grace Samuelson, of Eagle, Colo., and Cheyla Rose Samuelson, of Santa Barbara, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 7, 2002. Burial will follow at Rosebud Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Gardner Hall Alzheimer Unit, Heritage Park Care Center, Carbondale, C0 81623 or Frontier Historical Society in Glenwood Springs, Colo.

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