Bernice Marie Samas entered this world October 30, 1923. She entered eternal salvation May 18, 2013. She was brave, courageous and beautiful.
She was raised in Dearborn, Michigan with 5 brothers and sisters on a farm where she loved to pick the fresh fruit and vegetables and enjoy her mother's freshly baked bread almost daily. She learned all things food, cooking and canning and how to make naked vegetables a treat.
Bea was a very talented woman. If you were lucky enough to have something handmade by her, you were spoiled and learned about quality and details. If you played tennis or golf as an opponent, you had quite a challenge, and her quick bright mind never failed her, right up to her final breaths.
She joined the army and was a surgical nurse in WWII. Her precision and capabilities made her a favorite and requested assistant in surgery. This would have been a perfect fit for a career as it married her kind heart with skillful precision/never error ways.
Instead, she married her husband of 65 years, who preceded her in death by 10 months. She was his all, and he was hers. They met on a dance floor in New York during the war. She was the belle of the ball, and Alex knew if he didn't learn to dance, he would have to watch her dance with others. Theirs was a love story of devotion to The Lord, each other, their family, and any in need. Bea was devoted to the St. Francis Retirement home to enrich the lives of the Sisters and the residents.
Bea Samas was sweet, kind, bright, and a consummate lady. She was admired and loved by all who knew her. Bea was a most loving mother to 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren and many wonderful friends and extended family. She will be greatly missed.
Hers was a selfless love story, and now, one lovebird has flown to join the other. She surely dances with her husband and rests in the peace of The Lord.
A recitation of the Rosary will take place Wednesday, May 29th at 7:00 p.m. and her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, May 30th at 10:00 a.m. Both services will be at the St. Frances Retirement Home, 1718 W. 6th St., Santa Ana, CA 92703. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to St. Francis Home.
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