In Memoriam of a life well lived\n\n\n\nWe celebrate the life of Virginia Louise Sample (July 2, 1938-Jan. 3, 2022), who passed away peacefully after a short battle with unexpected complications. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Robert Sample Sr, children Robert Jr, Gigi and Warren (Annina); grandkids Tarynn, Sebastian & Inessa; sister Kathryn Warren-Pandolfo (Matthieu); and nieces, nephews and cousins, who miss her deeply. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Elizabeth (Betsy) Crawley Addington.\n\n\n\nBorn to Virginia Louise (Young) & Junius Warren Crawley in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Louise grew up with love and community all around on their family farm. The middle sister of three, the family and extended family made a significant impact in her attaining the lifelong qualities she exhibited of kindness, working hard, and always an open door and a welcome seat at the table for anyone in need.\n\n\n\nA graduate of the University of North Carolina Women's College in Greensboro, studying history & English literature, Louise bravely ventured further into the world, taking a teaching position in San Diego, California, launching her fulfilling 35-year teaching career. Louise remained dedicated and proud of her many students, recognizing their accomplishments as they were inspired and motivated by learning. Both a professional & an innovator in education, Louise spent countless hours in research and study to find the best environments for kids to learn and help to best shape their future directions. This interest led her to a master's degree in education, as well as further degrees in psychology and therapy.\n\n\n\nLouise also founded several learning initiatives programs, ran workshops for other teachers, ultimately publishing a course curriculum called "The Heroic Journey" to enhance middle school learning, and participated in several industry forums like 9Gates. All the while, rearing her own three children in the Northern California Bay area, building a home and remaining active in her community, with neighbours and the many friends she made across her life living in Cupertino.\n\n\n\nAfter retiring from teaching, Louise began a new chapter with husband Bob, relocating to the warm and friendly community of SaddleBrooke, Arizona, to enjoy the golden years. Here she flourished by making new dear friends in the community she came to love for nearly 27 years. Whether it was in delighting others through hosting parties, getting involved in community and local charity initiatives, sharing her big heart and the love of Christ with those in need through Stephen's Ministries, or simply lending a ready ear to listen and kind words to soothe when needed, Louise was selflessly others-oriented. It's these qualities which have touched so many lives. As a consummate traveller with a fierce zest for life, she also enjoyed exploring other cultures & countries and planning adventures with her family in the USA and in Finland.\n\n\n\nThough we greatly mourn your passing, you are alive in all that is around us, all that reminds us and all that we are because of you. We thank you Louise/Mom/Grammy/Aunt "Weese" for all you have given us and all you leave us in this life. You were the precious gift in our lives, and we will do our best to carry your mantle forward until we meet again in our joyous heavenly home.\n\n\n\nA Celebration of Life service will be held at Santa Catalina Catholic Church (4380 N. Oracle Rd, Tucson) on March 4, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., followed at 12:30 by a Remembrance Reception at Vistoso Funeral Home (2285 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.) in Oro Valley.\n\nThere are no gallery images.