Samuel Uriarte

  • "Morning Sam, My birthday is coming up, I remember one..."
    - Mom
  • "HI SAM MY computer quit, this is on my phone. I..."
    - Mom Gurr
  • "I always think of you...every single day! I saw a green..."
    - DEBRA Baker
  • "Hi Samuel James, I love you & miss you so much:)"
    - Mom Gurr
  • "You have been all over FB for the last couple days! So many..."
    - Mom Gurr

Anchorage resident Samuel James Uriarte, 39, died Jan. 6, 2007, at his home in Anchorage.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Victory Christian Church, 907 E. Dowling Road in Anchorage. The Rev. Bob Overson will officiate.
A visitation is scheduled one hour before the service. A celebration of life ceremony will be held immediately after the service at The Dimond Center Hotel.
Sam was born May 17, 1967, in Ontario, Ore.
Sam and his family moved to Anchorage in 1981 from Fairfax, Va. He lived with his family in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for three years and visited many foreign countries.
Sam was employed by Costco for 18 years. He worked in several positions and was most recently a technician in the pharmacy, which he dearly loved.
He was a lifelong member of the National Rifle Association and belonged to a Chevy forum.
Sam attended Service High School and was a licensed pharmacy technician. He enjoyed weightlifting, working on his truck and surfing the Web. He had a strong love for animals.
His family wrote: "Sam enjoyed a close and loving relationship with his fiancee, Marcia Segovia. Sam will be missed, loved and will never be forgotten. Sam had a smile that lit up a room and warmed our hearts."
Sam is survived by his mother, Lorena; and stepfather, George Gurr, of Sequim, Wash.; brother, Tony Uriarte and wife, April, of Everett, Wash.; sister, Debra Cazier and husband, Alex, of Lynnwood, Wash.; fiancee, Marcia Segovia and sons of Anchorage; stepsiblings, Karen, Steve, Donna, Heather, Barb and Tom, all of Washington and Idaho; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members. Sam also leaves a loving family at Costco.
He was preceded in death by his father, Sam Uriarte; and grandparents, Lloyd and Edna Page, and Santiago and Marie Uriarte.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society or to Anchorage Animal Care Center, 4711 Bragraw St., Anchorage 99507.

Published in Anchorage Daily News on Jan. 11, 2007