​Elaine Tschache Sampson

Posted at 12:18 PM on Oct 29, 2017


Elaine Tschache Sampson, 98, of Colfax, N.C., died on October 27, 2017, at River Landing at Sandy Ridge in Colfax.

Elaine was born on May 24, 1919, in Hingham, Montana, to David and Anna Bahr Tschache. She married Arthur Sampson on February 26, 1947 and they had one daughter, Kathleen, of New York City. Elaine taught elementary school in Montana, California, and New York for 38.5 years.

Through the years Elaine met extraordinary friends who enriched her life and continued to do so when she moved to River Landing. She always said that her friends brought her great joy.

Elaine was preceded in death by husband, Arthur; sister, Doris Lindberg; and brothers, Dean and Milton Tschache. Surviving are her daughter, Kathleen and her partner, Katie Farrell of New York City; brother, Raymond Tschache of California; and special nieces and nephews: David Lindberg (Donna) of California, Judy Trent (Gloria) of New York City, Dean Tschache (Diana) of Alabama, Teri Scott (David) of Montana, Burt Tschache (Barbara) of California, and Janice Meir (Wilhem) of Germany.

A Memorial Service will be held at River Landing at Sandy Ridge in the multipurpose room with Chaplain Nancy Williams-Berry on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at 2 p.m. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, November 6, 2017, at Fifth Creek Presbyterian Church.

Memorial gifts can be made to the Presbyterian Homes Foundation, River Landing at Sandy Ridge, 1575 John Knox Drive, Colfax, NC 27235 or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.nicholsonfunerals.com and Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.

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