Barbara J. Sample

  • Born: September 13, 1928
  • Died: October 25, 2018
  • Location: Trenton, Michigan

Trenton Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes

3200 West Rd.
Trenton, MI 48183
Tel. (734) 671-5400

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Mother, Grandmother, Cousin and Aunt

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Barbara by adding your memories and photos.

Sample, Barbara Joyce (nee: Colbath). Age 90 of Trenton. Born September 13, 1928 and died October 25, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Walter for 63 years. Loving mother of Laurie (Dennis) O'Meara. Proud grandma of Mike O'Meara and the late Matthew O'Meara. Survived also by many loving cousins, nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 25402 Arsenal Rd., Brownstown, MI 48134 or The Gary Sinise Foundation, PO Box 368, Woodland Hills, CA 91365.


Condolence & Memory Journal

And, just at the moment when someone says, "There, she is gone,"
there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices
ready to take up the glad shout, "Here she comes!"

Posted by Ruth Wiser - HIGHLAND, MI - Family Friend   October 29, 2018

My friend, Barb..... I will miss our many long conversations. I take comfort in the fact that you are finally where you've wanted to be for a long time......beside your beloved, Walt. Rest In Peace.

Posted by Ellen Holmes - Trenton, MI - Friend   October 28, 2018

You were greatly loved and you will be very much missed. I hope you are happy with Walt in heaven now.

Posted by Rosemary Smith - Canton, MI - Friend   October 27, 2018

So sorry for your loss Laurie, your mom was such an amazing lady, loved by many.

Posted by Kristy Reagan - southgate, MI - Friend   October 27, 2018

Barb was my wonderful friend and coworker. After we retired, we still met for lunch as often as we could. I will miss her and my thoughts and prayers are with her family!

Posted by Donna Rodgers - Woodhaven, MI - Friend   October 27, 2018

"Mom" Sample was a wonderful and caring woman, who always made you feel like part of her family. Thinking of her brings a smile to my face, and it was an honor to know her.
Carol Haines, family friend

Posted by Carol Haines - Harrison,, MI - Friend   October 27, 2018

Barbara was a awesome women and we will always remember her. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers.
Cherryl and Lloyd Teller

Posted by Cherryl Teller Teller - Colon, MI - Family Friend   October 26, 2018

Your passing leaves a hole in my heart ... but your kindness and generosity will always be remembered. Rest in Peace dear "Other Mother" ... I loved you far more than you ever knew ...

Posted by Patsy Yates Mack - Dearborn, MI - Family Friend   October 26, 2018

Family Album

Community Photos

October 14, 1950
October, 1990
December, 1973 Edna and Elmer's 50th anniversary

Community Photos

October 14, 2010 60th anniversary with Pat and Dick Irving
June, 2007 Bob and Dorothea, Lois and Tom, Dick Irving
Dennis, Laurie, Mike and Matt
April 19, 1986
Grand Valley Graduation 2011
Bishop Foley graduation, June, 2007