SAMPSON, Mozelle (Armstrong)
Funeral services for Mozelle Sampson, 91, of Stillwater, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday in the Epworth United Methodist Church in Chickasha. Mozelle Sampson was born Aug. 3, 1917, in Cement, the daughter of Stanley and Mattie (Luton) Armstrong. She died Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at her home in Stillwater. She grew up near Cement and southwest of Chickasha. She attended and graduated from Pioneer Public Schools in 1935. Mozelle married Blanchard Sampson on Sept. 17, 1937. They were blessed with five children, Phil, Mary Anne, Gary, David and Kent. They had 62 years together before he preceded her in death in 1999. Mozelle and long time family friend, Al Sampson, got reacquainted after the death of both of their spouses. They were married on July 7, 2001, in Evergreen, Colo. They have had eight wonderful years together. Her love and compassion for children inspired her to go to school and become a teacher. She attended Oklahoma College for Women (USAO) where she earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education in 1961. She then attended Oklahoma University, where she obtained her master's degree in guidance and counseling education in 1968. She did additional graduate studies at Oklahoma State University and the University of Arizona. She taught first grade for 10 years and Head Start for three years. She was the Follow Through Program assistant for nine years and was the director of the program for three years. She was also the assistant principal at Lincoln Elementary for two years before her retirement in 1982.She was a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church in Chickasha and Littleton United Methodist Church in Littleton, Colo. Mozelle was preceded in death by both parents; husband, Blanchard (Bub) Sampson; two brothers; and two sisters. She leaves behind her husband, Al Sampson, of the home; four sons and daughters-in-law, Phil and Susan Sampson of Lawton, Gary and Paula Sampson and David Sampson, all of Chickasha and Kent and Shelia Sampson of Stillwater; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Anne and John Lombard of Nahant, Mass.; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and extended family. Viewing for Mrs. Sampson will start Sunday after 1 p.m. Interment will be in the Pioneer Cemetery under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home in Chickasha.