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Samuel "Sam" Lester Wells

August 28, 1932 — March 25, 2023

Samuel L. Wells, of Longview, WA was born to Lester and Fanny Wells on August 28th, 1932 in Laverne Oklahoma. He passed away on March 25th, 2023 in Longview, WA, at the age of 90.

Sam married his life long love Dorothy McRann on October 8th, 1953 in Toppenish, WA. Sam and Dorothy were married for 67 years before Dorothy’s passing in 2020. Sam proudly served in the United States Army and spent 21 months in Korea. Sam and Dorothy raised five children and Sam was a pulp and paper worker for the Weyerhaeuser Company and retired after 33 and half years.

For hobbies Sam liked farming, hunting and building whatever. In fact, he built their log cabin home in Ryderwood, WA. He was a member of the Cougar Squares square dance group in Vader, WA. He liked to travel, camp, and ride horses when the kids were young.

Sam is survived by his three sons; Bob Wells and his wife Judy of Goldendale, WA, Steve Wells of Toutle, WA and Mike Wells of Vader, WA, his daughter Sandy Morris and her husband Bill of Chehalis, WA, a special son-in-law Marvin Tryon and his wife Holly of Vader, WA, his Sisters; Lola Gardner and June Boget. He also has 18 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, and 11 great-great grandchildren.

Sam was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Evert, his sisters; Ida Duncan and Twila Peterson, his daughter Chris Tryon, and granddaughters; Jennifer Wells and Karissa Morris.

Arrangements are under the care of Fir Lawn Funeral Chapel in Toledo, WA.

A 1:00pm memorial service will be held on Friday April 7th, 2023 at Jackson Prairie Church at 4224 Jackson Hwy Chehalis, WA. A lunch reception will follow the service. An 11:00am graveside service will be held on Saturday April 8th, 2023 at the Zillah Cemetery in Zillah, WA.

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