Madeline R. Samples(1952 - 2013)

Madeline Samples, 61, passed away peacefully Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013. She died with courage and grace, surrounded by her loving family. Service: Her services will be private. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be made to Community Hospice, 1111 Summit, Fort Worth, Texas 76102. Madeline was born March 21, 1952, in Columbus, Ohio. She earned a computer science degree from the University of California, San Diego, and worked for a variety of companies, including a subsidiary of General Electric. She also volunteered extensively with the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Emergency Artist Support League of Fort Worth. An accomplished artist, she loved gourmet cooking and was a prolific reader. Madeline was loved by her many friends for her kindness, generosity and willingness to help when needed as well as her infectious smile and lively sense of humor. Madeline was preceded in death by her father, Fred Zind. Survivors: Her husband of 34 years, Ted Samples; sons, Tim R Samples and Ben Z Samples; mother, Elinor Zind; siblings, Steve Zind and wife, Barbara, Barbara Preston and husband, Paul, and Rick Zand; nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law, Terry Samples, Todd Samples and wife, Stevie; sisters-in-law, Nancy Samples and Sally Wingo; and extended family members.

Published in Star-Telegram on Apr. 3, 2013