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Samantha Paulette Zamora Peterson

November 20, 1970 ~ October 8, 2017 (age 46)
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A candle was lit by We Miss You on November 3, 2018 7:10 PM
Message from Ceil van Berkel
October 19, 2017 3:51 PM

My deepest condolences to the Zamora and Peterson families. My thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult days. Wish I could be there to offer real hugs instead of electronic ones. Although she was so young when she left us, she leaves a remarkable legacy in the memories and lives of all who were lucky enough to have known her.
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A Florist's Choice was ordered on October 19, 2017

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A candle was lit by Sara Padilla on October 19, 2017 10:39 AM
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A Peace, Prayers, and Blessings Pink and White Basket was ordered on October 18, 2017

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A candle was lit by Natalie Wronkiewicz on October 18, 2017 9:10 PM
Message from Brian Quigley
October 18, 2017 7:52 PM

Our family extends our deepest condolences & sympathy to the Zamora & Peterson families. We were blessed to have shared the summers of our youth under the NM sun in the pool with the Zamora's teaching children how to swim. Samantha was an amazing teacher who impacted all those she crossed paths with in life. We will always cherish her loving smile, compassion for others & her zest for life. Peace in Heaven Sam. Brian, Colleen, Donald and Sean
Message from Anabelle Montoya Miller
October 18, 2017 12:53 PM

Margaret and family. I am so sorry to hear of Samantha passing. I remember her and my nephew Adrian being in the wedding. Please know that you are all in my prayers. Please look to happy memories to help you through.
Enedina Anabelle Montoya Miller
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A Multi-color Gladiola Gladness was sent on October 17, 2017

I was truly blessed to have grown up with Samantha as my best friend. I have so many wonderful memories of our childhood (rollerskating, dancing, laughing). She was so loving, kind, funny and generous. I will always cherish the time I spent with her. Love ya like a sis Sammi-py! Love, Annie-kins

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A Prayers of the Angels was sent on October 16, 2017

So sorry for your loss. Sending all of our love and prayers to your family at this time Love, Kevin, Mary, Mason, and Tristan Freeman

Message from Chris & Rebecca Thomas
October 16, 2017 10:13 AM

Robert & Margaret, we were shocked to see your beautiful Samantha's obituary in yesterday's paper. We are so very sorry. She was such a beautiful, funny girl and a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, sister & auntie. We know your hearts are broken and pray the Lord will comfort you and give you peace during this time. There really are no words. Know how much we love you, Chris & Rebecca
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A Peaceful Remembrance was sent on October 15, 2017

Samantha, may you know the indescribable value of your service and sacrifice as a true hero at home. You showed us that the security of home is found best in people not places. In your example, we send your family thoughts of love, peace, and courage. The Officers and Civilians of TRAC-WSMR

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A candle was lit by Kayleen Godinez on October 15, 2017 8:11 AM
Message from Deanna Brown & Family
October 14, 2017 9:33 PM

We can't even begin to express our shock and sadness over Samantha's passing. She was always a ray of sunshine with a ready smile and a contagious laugh. To my daughter, Ellie, Samantha was someone awesome and amazing who came to town every summer and was only a phone call or text away the rest of the year if she needed a word of encouragement or a pep talk for swim team. For Ellie, getting to be Samantha's student, then demonstrator and finally become her helper was something that meant the world to her. Summer at our house was synonymous with Samantha! But to say she was just a coach or instructor wouldn't even begin to encompass what she meant to us and especially to Ellie. Samantha's compassion and love for each child that she taught was so evident. She made my kids feel strong, confident, and proud not just in the water, but in life. Ellie relished the long summer days spent with Samantha and Alex both in and out of the pool. Samantha will always have very special place in our hearts but especially with Ellie. Right now the pain is so raw but I pray with time that every time she, or one of Samantha's students, does a perfect dive or masters a new stroke they will smile thinking of their amazing instructor who loved them all so much and wanted them to be their very best. Our deepest and most heartfelt condolences go out to Donavan, Alex, Katalina, Randy and Mr. and Mrs. Zamora. It was always so apparent the love and bond you all shared. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Message from Sara Perez Webber
October 14, 2017 2:37 PM

I'm so saddened by Samantha's passing. I have wonderful memories of her from high school, where she was one of the first people to make me feel welcome at a new school with her infectious smile and warm manner. She always brightened my day, and I'll never forget a Halloween movie-fest sleepover at her house with her wonderful family. Mr. and Mrs. Zamora and Andromeda, I'm so very sorry for your loss. To Samantha's husband and children, her pride and love for you shone through on Facebook, which is how I kept up with Samantha in recent years. My deepest condolences to you on the loss of beautiful Samantha.
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A White Gladiola Gladness was ordered on October 14, 2017

Message from Missy (Maguire) Igel
October 14, 2017 10:22 AM

I am so sad and sorry to hear about Samantha. She was truly one of the most joyful, generous and encouraging people I've ever met. Her love was huge and her family meant the world to her. I will always remember how funny she was and how easily she laughed. I hope that the joyful memories eventually outweigh the sadness. My love goes out to Mr. and Mrs. Zamora, Andromeda, Donovan, Alexander, Katalina and everyone was lucky enough to know her.
Message from Joseph Segura
October 14, 2017 8:43 AM


I am so sorry for your loss. I am the outreach person for The Compassionate Friends. We are a local group of parents who have lost a child or children. We know the grief, we have walked the path. If the parent(s) and/or grandparent(s) of the deceased would like to attend our bi-Monthly meetings, join our Facebook pages or receive
The Compassionate Friends monthly newsletter or receive contact phone numbers please contact me.
Once again I am so sorry for your loss.

Joseph Segura

Albqcompfrnds@gmail.com
Message from Dianne Barbosa
October 14, 2017 12:31 AM

My dear friends Robert and Marggie and family, I am so shocked and saddened by Samantha's passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you, Donovan, Alexander, Catalina, andromeda and the entire family. A big abrazo - love you
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A candle was lit by Dianne on October 14, 2017 12:28 AM
Message from Ernestine
October 13, 2017 8:09 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Death is truly a enemy to us all. Please accept my sincere condolence and deepest sympathy. May the High God Jehovah (Ps 83:18) comfort you during this sorrowful time. May his trust worthy promises soothe you as you gain the strength and inner peace to cope with the days ahead.
Revelation 21:3,4 Acts 24:15
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