Gloria Sampson 1940-2023

Gloria Sampson 1940-2023

Gloria Jeane Hokenson Sampson, 83, died Dec. 31, 2023.

Gloria was born to the late Merien C. Hokenson and Marguerite L. Hokenson on Feb. 26, 1940, in Yuma, Ariz. She shares her Feb. 26 birthdate with her beloved husband, Richard Kent Sampson. She is a graduate of Holton High School in Holton and beauty school in Topeka. Gloria and Kent moved to Colorado in 1960. They built a very successful manufacturing company, Value Plastics, Inc. They eventually settled in the Fort Collins, Colo., area by 1977.

Gloria and Kent were married for 65 years and had a loving, beautiful relationship.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Kent Sampson (known as Kent); brother Glenn Hokenson; and five children, Marcia Coulson (William), Delia Andrews (Anthony), Vicki Rainsberger (Michael), James Sampson (Elizabeth) and Lyle Sampson (Linda); eight grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, one great-grandchild and four stepgreat-grandchildren. 

When Gloria stayed at home, she enjoyed reading and sewing. Gloria and Kent preferred to be at work or traveling. They liked just going for a drive or going out to eat. She liked visiting with friends and family, and she adored children and dogs.

Gloria was a kind, poised, beautiful and classy lady. All who knew or met her were enriched by the experience. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11 in the Chapel at Good Samaritan, 805 Compassion Dr., Windsor, CO 80550. Refreshments will follow. The family requests that you don’t send flowers. Jot down your favorite memories of Gloria instead. Those memories will be greatly appreciated.


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109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141


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