Samantha McNeeley Obituary

Samantha Ann McNeeley
Sam McNeeley
Samantha Ann McNeeley

May 24, 1956 - August 6, 2011
Born in Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Samantha Ann "Sam" McNeeley, 55, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 6, 2011, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. In agreement with Sam's wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no visitation or services at this time. Private family committal services will be held at a later date.

Sam was born on May 24, 1956 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, to Kendall E. and F. Patricia Brennan Carlson. In 1987, she moved from Texas to Des Moines, Iowa. Sam married David L. McNeeley on September 18, 1992 in Des Moines, where they made their home. She was formerly employed with Iowa Health Systems, until her retirement in 2004. Sam was a loving mother who was always there for her loved ones.

She will be dearly missed and will always be loved most by her husband, David L. McNeeley of Des Moines; daughter, Kelly McNeeley of Des Moines; and special dog and dear friend, "Yasha". Sam is also survived by her daughter, Lisa Pierce of Houston, TX; son, Jason Barton also of Houston; two stepsons, David M. (Nikki) McNeeley and Michael J. (Amber) McNeeley both of Des Moines; sister, Ann Carlson of Lakewood, CO; brother, Christopher Carlson of Shreveport, LA; and eight grandchildren, Autumn, Michael Jr., Taylor, Collin, Virginia, Cassie, Dylan and Lil James.

Sam will be joining her parents; and loving cat, "Damien".




Funeral Home
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322


A memorial fund has been established.