Dorothy Hope Blaser Samac was born on April 15, 1928 in Twin Falls to Robert and Ina Blaser. Hope passed away on Nov. 10, 2011 at the Renaissance Assisted Living Center in Blackfoot. She was 83 years old.
Hope married Michael Samac Oct. 29, 1955 and together, they owned and operated Samac’s Jewelry in downtown Twin Falls. They retired in 2003.
Hope had a special zest for life, especially in anything to do with her children and their activities; and later with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved music and brought great joy singing and playing the piano. She also loved yardwork, including caring for her flowers. Hope enjoyed going to the family cabin outside Ketchum and cooking family dinners. She was a great cook. Hope was a member of St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church. She brought joy to anyone who knew her and will be greatly missed.
Hope is survived by her children, Lois Jones (Mike) of Blackfoot; Mark Samac (Faron) of Nampa; Mike Samac (Pam) of San Jose, Calif.; and Ken Samac (Debby) of Van Alstyne, Texas; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Also surviving are many special friends such as Mary Snapp, Mary Lou Hass and Marlaine Merritt.
Hope was preceded in death by her husband Mike Samac, parents Bob and Ina Blaser, three brothers, Robin, Gus, and Jimmy; a grandson, John Wilson, two great- granddaughters Sarah and Heather, and a great-great-granddaughter Allisa.
Hope’s life will be celebrated in a memorial mass at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church, 161 6th Avenue East in Twin Falls, with Father Mike St. Marie celebrant. Arrangements are under the direction of Reynolds Funeral Chapel of Twin Falls.
A special thank you to Susan Fulmer and the staff at the Renaissance Assisted Living Center in Blackfoot for the love and care given to Mom. Susan, Chris, Tina, Carla, Amy and George, plus the other staff have become family. We also thank Aspin Hospice for their care and Shantel Anderson and Access Hospice for everything.
Messages of condolence and support may be given at www.reynoldschapel.com .