Maxine Ellen Sam, 72, passed away Dec. 13, 2010, at Renown Hospital in Reno. Maxine was born Aug. 21, 1938, in Stewart. She attended schools in Coleville, Calif., and she graduated at Lee Vining High School. Her passion was her family and supporting her grandchildren in rodeo, basketball, baseball, softball, etc.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Joseph Sam of Carson City; so, Faron Sam of Coleville; daughter Winona Sam of Carson City; sisters Ruth Holbrook, Meg McDonald, Esther Thompson, Georgia Grace Dick, and brother Stanley Dick; three granddaughters, one grandson and one great-granddaughter. She is preceded in death by parents Leona and George Dick of Coleville, and brother Manuel Dick.
Maxine was a great person who knew how to live life to the fullest. She is deeply loved and will be missed by all. Her spirit touched all who knew her. The memorial service will be Dec. 18, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the Walker Community Center in Walker, Calif. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Walton's Chapel of the Valley.