Samantha Carrell Obituary, Death Cause – In Sugar Land, Sam Edward Carrell passed away on March 25, 2009 after a long battle with cancer. On Monday, March 30, at 4 o’clock in the afternoon, funeral services will be held at the Calvary Episcopal Church located in Richmond. On Sunday, March 29, the visitation will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Chapel of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Chapel located in Rosenberg.
Sam was the son of Clarence C. Carrell and Mildred Pflug Carrell and was born on May 9, 1947 in the city of Keokuk, Iowa. He completed his high school education at Keokuk Senior High School in 1965 and went on to earn a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics in 1969. At Grinnell, he was fortunate enough to make the acquaintance of Ruth Schori on the very first day of their sophomore year on campus. They were “pinned” that Christmas, then on Easter Sunday, April 14, 1968, they tied the knot and became husband and wife.
Sam’s cherished aunt and uncle, Kate and Joe Buss, along with his beloved parents, all passed away before him. He is survived by his devoted wife of 41 years, Ruth; a daughter, Debi, and her husband, David Heck, of Richmond; a son, Maj. Scott Carrell and his wife, Susie, of Davis, California; a son, Maj. Richard Carrell and his wife, Carmen, of Platte City, Kansas; and six grandsons, Austin and Adam Heck, Zachary and Luke Carrell, and Scott and Sam Carrell, who were his greatest legacy. He passed away on April 15, 2019.
Following his graduation from college, Sam worked as a math teacher at Cardinal Stritch High School in Keokuk for a period of four years while also coaching a number of other sports. After that, he got a job as an admissions and financial aid officer at Rockford College, which is located in Rockford, Illinois. It was in 1975 when he returned to Keokuk to begin working for Keokuk Steel Castings Company, marking the beginning of a career in the steel castings sector that has lasted up until the present day. In 1998, he relocated to Pecan Grove as part of The Richmond Foundry’s expansion. Later on, he was employed by Daniel Measurement and Supply in Houston, as well as the Bradken foundry company, which had its headquarters in Kansas City, Kansas.