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Helen Jolley Samson

Helen Jolley Samson of Rifle returned quietly to her Heavenly Father on Friday, Jan. 30, 2004. She was 82.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Rosehill Cemetery in Rifle with Bishop Mike Samson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiating.

She was born Sept. 20, 1921, in Provo, Utah, to Lillian Cutler and Herbert Jolley.

Her family moved to Grand Junction, where she grew up. She was educated in the Grand Junction schools for all but the last year of high school.

The family then moved to New Castle to be closer to her father’s sheep business. She graduated from New Castle High School in 1939.

She attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, for two years.

For many years, she worked as a telephone operator in San Bernardino, Calif.

Some of her favorite hobbies included reading and visiting with friends and family. One of her most favorite activities was helping to organize and participate in family reunions.

She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Donald Cutler Jolley and Herbert Lyle Jolley, and by her two sisters, Karma Atteberry and Geraldine Palmer.

Ms. Samson is survived by her younger sister Carol Irene Gosney of Yukon, Okla.; by her son and daughter-in-law David Michael and Janet Susanne Samson of Rifle; by grandchildren Kathryn, Herb, Marilyn, Stephanie, Steven and Sandra Samson, of Rifle; by a niece, Terri Potter and her family, of Rifle; and by many other nieces, nephews and cousins.

Rifle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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