Judy Sampson
February 16, 1944 - May 23, 2021

Judy Sampson

Judy Sampson
Feb 16, 1944 - May 23, 2021

Judy Sampson
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This is the link for Judy's Celebration of life service on Friday, May 28, 2021.

Judy Sampson of Ames, Iowa died May 23, 2021 at Heartwood House at age 77. A gathering will be held Thursday, May 27, 4-6 p.m. at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care, 414 Lincoln Way, Ames. A celebration of Judy's life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 28 at First United Methodist Church, 516 Kellogg Ave., Ames.

Judith Kay was born February 16, 1944 in Cherokee, Iowa. The daughter of George and Elva (Holck) Cole, she grew up near Sutherland on a family farm. After graduating from Sutherland High School in 1962, she attended State College of Iowa (UNI) for a year and then moved to Ames in 1963 to work as a librarian for the National Animal Disease Lab until 1969. She and Dean were married on September 2, 1967. In 1969, they moved to Clinton, Iowa, where they raised their three children. Judy was a stay-at-home mom who volunteered at school before working 10 years as a secretary at First United Methodist Church.

When not cheering on the Cyclones, she loved to travel and explore. In Ames, she also enjoyed the community of FUMC of Ames, volunteering, watching birds, playing cards, tapping her knees to music and spending time with family.

Judy is survived by her husband, Dean Sampson, of Ames, their children, Jon and his wife Tammera Sampson and their sons; Benjamin and Everett of Carroll, Troy and his wife Joanna Kee Sampson of Jacksonville, Fl; and Amy and her husband Eric Duning and their sons, Ike and Gus all of Boise Idaho.

She was preceded in death by her parents George and Elva Cole and her sister, Carole Brooks.

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Online condolences may be directed to www.grandonfuneraland

Mary Cantrell on May 26, 2021

Judy was one of the kindest and most caring people I ever knew. She will be missed, may her memory be eternal!

Jon Sampson on May 25, 2021

My mom was a caring mother. Her family was her highest priority and she always made sure we were taken care of, while not spoiling or smothering us. We always knew where we stood with her as she spoke her mind.

I was saddened to lose her twice, first to Alzheimer’s and then completely. I’m relieved that she no longer has to suffer from that terrible disease.

You’re free now Mom. Enjoy your new life with Jesus and your parents and sister.

I love you!



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Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care
414 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


First United Methodist Church
516 Kellogg Ave
Ames, Iowa 50010
10:30 AM

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