Samantha Serene Semmern

09/11/1983 — 08/12/2006

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Richland, Washington

Samantha Serene Semmern

A very unique girl. Sami was born and raised in Richland. She was an overachiever who was not happy getting anything less than an “A” on her report cards, yet she never learned how to clean her room. She was innately musically talented and played a variety of instruments, which her favorite was the saxophone. In high school she was in Jazz Band and also a member of the Bomber Marching Band. Sami was proud of her “nerd” status. Whatever Sami focused on, she achieved.

She had a flare for languages, and spent a summer abroad in Argentina. She was scheduled to serve in Mongolia and Morroco for the Peace Corps and was looking forward to her staging orders that arrived on the day she passed. So driven was Sami to serve in the Corps since she was a high school sophomore that she held down 3 jobs to assist with college expenses. She worked at Amazon Bay pet store in Richland, tutoring foreign exchange students at Western, and also gave private horse lessons whenever she was home. In addition, Sami accelerated her entire college studies by taking heavy credit loads and graduating a year ahead of schedule. Her long term goal was to become an International Ambassador, of which her family is confident that she would have achieved successfully.

Sami also had an extreme passion for all animals, including the likes of snakes and tarantulas. She loved her parrot Vegas, quarter horse mare Tandy, and Bitchy Kitty Ginsing. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Benton Franklin Humane Society, or to the Peace Corps.

Memorial services will be held in Richland at Central United Protestant Church at noon on Friday, August 18, 2006. Reception following at Knights of Columbus Hall, Richland.

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Relatives of Sami

Mom – Linda Fastabend Sister – Crissa Cazier and her husband Jaymes and sons Cole and Hunter Significant other family – Joe, Sheena and Shane Quinn Grandfather – Jack Fastabend Father – Steve Semmern Grandfather – Don Semmern Cousin and best friend – Kali Nichols Boyfriend Paul Forney Special friend Brian Epler And numerous other aunts, uncles, and cousins. Preceding in death, her Grandmothers – Connie Fastabend and Marie Semmern

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  • To the family and friends of Sami,

    I went to RHS with Sami and I wanted to express my condolences from the East coast. I remember Sami as being kind, funny and intelligent. She always had a bright smile on her face and she was extremely talented. I’m glad I was able to share those four years of high school with her. I wish all the best for her family and those close to her.

    My sympathies,

    Cynthia

    Cynthia Chau
    November 4, 2014
    Washington, DC, US
  • To the Semmern Family,

    I did not know your daughter but what I have read about her is that she was some one that was special to all the people that got to know her. I’m sorry for your loss. But now she is watching you from up above and is looking over you until the time comes that you will meet again

    Shanna
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • To the family and friends of Sami,

    I went to RHS with Sami and I wanted to express my condolences from the East coast. I remember Sami as being kind, funny and intelligent. She always had a bright smile on her face and she was extremely talented. I’m glad I was able to share those four years of high school with her. I wish all the best for her family and those close to her.

    My sympathies,

    Cynthia

    Cynthia Chau
    November 4, 2014
    Washington, DC, US
  • To the Semmern Family,

    I did not know your daughter but what I have read about her is that she was some one that was special to all the people that got to know her. I’m sorry for your loss. But now she is watching you from up above and is looking over you until the time comes that you will meet again

    Shanna
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • Family and other friends of Sami:

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. I knew Sami through German classes at Richland High School. She had a very good sense of humor, linguistic talent, and made the class very enjoyable. Sami had a flair for life that was inspiring. I pray blessings upon you in this time of mourning.

    Bennett Rieck
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family in this time of need.

    Carri Stewart
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US
  • My condolences to Linda and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Wendy DeGraaf
    November 4, 2014
    Benton, City, WA, US
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