81, of Arvada Colorado, died at the home he shared with his wife, Dorothy, on Friday February 15,2013. Services will be held on Saturday February 23, 2013 at Aspen Mortuary located at 6370 Union Street, Arvada, CO 80004. Visitation will begin at 9am with the Celebration of his life beginning at 10am. Burial will immediately follow the services at the Arvada Cemetery. Sam and Dorothy moved to Arvada from Nebraska in November 1958. From 1958-1990 Sam worked for Hutchinson Homes. Following his retirement, Sam became an avid collector of antiques and collectables and could often be found selling his goods at antique booths in Niwot and the Brass Armadillo. Another of his favorite hobbies was visiting local garage sales which often came with a treasure and a great story. Sam is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dorothy, son Mike (Joey) of Westminster CO, and daughter Donna Greenawalt (Kevin) of Rapid City SD. Sam has 3 grandchildren, Katyie Wells (Jeff Rea) of Erie CO, Tyler Greenawalt of Rapid City SD, and Sam Wells of Westminster CO. He also has one great granddaughter, Ayda Rea, of Erie, CO. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations, in memory of Sam Wells, to Exempla Lutheran Hospice at Collier Hospice Center, 3210 Lutheran Parkway, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.
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Published in Denver Post from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21, 2013