of North Little Rock, AR
October 27, 1981 - August 14, 2013
Samantha Jo Cass Olson, beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend, died Aug. 14, 2013 in her hometown, North Little Rock, at 31.Samantha was born Oct. 27, 1981 in Little Rock. She grew up in Pine Bluff and attended Pine Bluff High School and was a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Last November, she married Eric Olson, father to their 11-month-old daughter Linnea Gabrielle.An accountant who also held a part-time waitressing job, Samantha was known for her sweet disposition, tireless work ethic, and devotion to her husband, daughter and family. She had a passion for animal rescue.Samantha is preceded in death by grandparents Ray and Rita Doucet and Herbert Vernon and Bettie Jean Lyles, aunts Pat Green and Shirley Lyles, and great-grandfather and great-grandmoher Corea LaFosse. She is survived by husband Eric Olson, daughter Linnea Gabrielle Olson, father Stan Doucet, mother Phyllis Vontungelin, sister April Welshhons, brother Jeremy Welshhons and a large, loving extended family.A visitation will be held at the Roller Owens Funeral Home, 5509 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock, Sunday, Aug. 18, 5-7 p.m. A celebration of Samantha's life, officiated by Dr. Bob Harper, will be held Monday, Aug. 19, 10 a.m. at Park Hill Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Samantha Olson Memorial Fund at Arvest Bank.
Even though I did not personally know Samantha, my prayers are going up for the family and friends, may you all find some peace and comfort by knowing she is with God now in a safe place where no more harm can come to her, he will keep her safe and make her a heavenly angel. There is no words that can take away the pain and emptiness you are feeling now but let God in and comfort you always!
To friends and family members of Samantha. She may be absent from our lives but she is present in our spirit. She will forever be remembered by her loving and kind spirit. Cherish the memories and moments shared. For she will not want you all to be saddened. To her husband and daughter God will continue to hold you in the deepest of times. Every one remember this is not the last time you will see her, you will soon meet again. Together you all can ensure her legacy lives on. God bless her family and friends during this trying time.
I was very sorry to hear of Sam's passing. I had just spoken with her right before I headed to the airport on the 14th to fly to Las Vegas. I worked very closely with her on a daily basis and I am heartbroken about this senseless act. I hope the very best for you and her daughter and I know that the killer will be brought to justice.
To the families of Samantha, my condolences on the senseless tragedy that stole her presence. I worked with her many years ago and was impressed with her drive and ambition, which materialized into the wonderful young lady she became. My prayers are with you.
my prayers go out to the family i didnt know her . but i heard on the news . that is where i go to the walgreens on jfk for my meds . . they will catch the personor persons who done this i will be keeping my eyes open for that treuck . it isnt the money she had a baby now the baby dont have a mommy . God will help me look for it truck and . you all are in my prayers
Dear Family & Friends,I am so sorry to hear of this senseless tragedy. God bless you and your family. Will keep you in my prayers.
Even though I did not personally know Samantha or the family. my prayers are going out for the family n friends of this beautiful girl.
I never had a chance to met u personally but my heart goes out to u
I never met you. I watch you exercising walking past by house on Olive#4519. I was shock when I lean you live near the corner of Olive# M street. I am @ question about our society disregard for life. I pray this person will be caught . My Condolence goes out to your familyRIP
Eric, We are so sorry for your loss. You are a strong individual and have set an oustanding example for your daughter. She is lucky to have you as a father. We consider you a part of our hotel family and are here to help in any way that we can. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts.
My deepest and heartfelt condolences on the loss of this beautiful, young lady. My prayers are that the perpetrators will be found, and brought to justice. May God keep, and comfort you all. Love and prayers,Eve and family
I never knew Samantha. But please know your all in my thoughts and prayers. It breaks my heart. God is with you all. Look to him for comfort. God bless you all.
Eric: We're praying for you, and we look forward to seeing you regularly again. Laila will always know how much Sam loved her, because everyone will share that with her as she gets older, and she's lucky to have you as fabulous attentive father. Hugs, Roger and Judy
I did not know Samantha , but my heart has been so touched by the loss of such a young wife, mother and daughter. I pray that God will give you that peace, that passes all understanding , in abundance.I would encourage you to read God's Word daily. God will walk with you and your family, every step you take down the path . Godwill never leave you, nor forsake you.May God Bless you and your precious daughter as you continue to share the love that Samantha so wonderfully gave you during her short by most gracious life.KathyJer. 29:11
Our love and prayers continue for you and your family! May our God comfort you!
To the family : i did not know Samantha but hearing this story hurts my soul. i am just 33 myself and also a new mother. i cant begin to imagine the pain that you must be enduring. i pray for you all and for justice to be served in such a senseless and horrific crime. It is hard to believe that God knows best when things like this happen, but know that He is with you and will help you through this most difficult time. My prayers are with you all.
Eric, I am so sorry for your loss. Samantha's a very lucky woman to have found such a loving husband. Comforts sent to you and your family
It was so sad to hear this on the news. I didn' tknow Mrs. Olson but my heartfelt sympathy goes out to her husband, daughter, parents, siblings and everyone who had the opportunity to know her personally. May God bless each of you.
Look toward the hill which comes your help..your help comes from the lord....May god continue to bless you and your family. I will continue to pray for the family in the time of need. May God Bless!
My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. I did not know Samantha personally, just read of the tragic event that happened. I drive through that intersection daily and will never look at it the same. I pray they catch the sorry excuse for a human that did this,, I pray for her poor baby girl who will never know her momma's love. So very sad. My prayers are with the whole family
My thoughts and prayers have been with Samantha's family since this tragedy. I pray you find peace!
Dont know Beautiful Samatha my prayers is with family and friend...
Im sorry for your lost I hope God can comfort your family in the time of your bereavment.
I was so saddened to learn about the loss of your beautiful Samantha. Please accept my sincere condolences and sympathy during your days of sorrow.
I'm so sorry for your lost i will keep your family in my prayers.and i pray that they find tha person that did thi this mean and heartless crime.may god be with you all.
I heard about this beautiful young lady's death. I'm sad to hear about it I'm 18 myself and it hurts me to hear of stuff like this. Espically knowing she was a mother. I didn't know any of the family or her at all but my thoughts and prayers are with every one of the family members and my family is keeping u in our prayers!!!
Dont know her and have never met her but my heart has been truly touched by her life here on earth and how she departed this life. Me and my family prayers are with this family and especially her baby girl.
So sorry this happened and this seems like such a senseless crime. I pray the person is found and peace for your family.
Thank you for the memories Samantha. I pray for Strength and Peace for your family.
To Samantha's family - our heartfelt and sincerest condolences on your loss. Samantha will not be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
I would like to send my condolences. I met Sam with my daughter Taryn Wischoff several years ago. Sam was vibrant and smiles and very enjoyable to be around. I cant imagine the pain you are feeling. I would like to say Sam touched everyones heart she was around. You could only love her and want to be aroundher.. she would want all of us to remember her contagious smile. We will missher. Our prayers go out to all of you to be comforted at this difficult time.
May you rest in peace and may your family remember and love you... May the individual that killed you receive their ultimate reward in HELL...
Dear Olson familyJohnny and I were sad to hear of the tragic death of Samantha . We will continue to keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. Hopefully justice will be served and the person who committed this senseless act will be prosecuted to the fullest extent.God's Blessings to your family.Jo
Dear Stan, there is really nothing to say. You and the rest of the family are in my prayers. David
I've know Samantha for many years but hadn't seen her in a long time. I am saddened to hear of her death. She had a free and loving spirit that could light up a room. She will be missed by many. Heaven gains a special angel as she watches over her little angel from above.
Just wanted to let you know how truly sorry I am to hear about your wife. Keep her love in your heart and her memory alive for your little girl- You are in my prayers.
May God provide comfort to you and your family during this time of sorrow. Many prayers have been said.
I am sorry what happen. Always R That God Is Going Too Take Care Everything! He is Good All The Time.God Be with U and Your Baby Girl. Be Bless! Tammie Butlwr
To the Olson family, My deepest sympathy is with you at this time. I am very, very sorry for your loss. I will definitely keep you guys in my prayers! RIP Ms. Olson!
An unexplainable, unforgivable tragedy. You are in my prayers. God bless you all.
So sorry this happened! My prayers are with you all!L
Words cannot describe how sorry I am for your lose! Your Acxiom friends are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry!
Thinking of you in your time of sorrow and grief.
I'm so sorry this happened. im prayer for shes family and the little angel .
Dear Phyllis, April, Jeremy, Stan and Olson families,We are so sorry for your loss of Samantha Jo. We loved her so very much and enjoyed seeing her grow up to be such a beautiful young wife & mother. We are praying for you all as you go through the difficult days ahead without your precious daughter, sister & wife. We pray you are all comforted in the arms of our Lord through these trying days. May you find strength & peace there. Just lean on Him for He is always there with you. We love you all & wish we could be there with you.
Stan,You are in B. J. and My thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. If I can help you in any way to get through this, please don't hesitate to call on me.Rick
I remember Samantha from elementary - high school in Pine Bluff. She was such sweet person and a good friend to everyone. She will be missed, but I know her spirit will live on in her precious daughter. My deepest sympathy to her friends and family.
RIP Samantha. You will be missed.
Stan and family,I was so very sorry to hear about Samantha. A gentle soul like hers touches everyone she meets. I hope you know that we are all praying for Samantha and for all of you. Trust in God to show you the way. Love you.
Sam had a contagious smile; she left an impression on anyone she ever met...I will cherish the memories made with her. Gone but never forgotten...PBHS c/o 99'
I'm so sorry this happened. the first time I saw sam was the day after she was born. she was beautiful then and she's beautiful now. my thoughts are with you all, peace and love to all, sue
Stan, when I first heard about what happened Wed. evening on the news I never in a million years would have dreamed this was your little girl Samantha. I remember her back in the 80's when you and I met at Southern Farmers. I am so, so very sorry that Samantha is no longer with us. She may be gone but she will never be forgotten. Please accept my deeeepest condolences in this tragic time. If you or your family needs anything please let me know.
Stanley and family I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. I pray our Lord wraps all of you in his arms to give you comfort. I will keep Samantha, you and your family in my prayers. Hugs and prayers from Louisiana.
Our wishes for this family is for God to soothe your spirit, comfort your soul and bring you peace during this time of sorrow and difficultly. Also know in your heart that Samantha's memories will always endure and the bonds of love can never be broken. Sending our sincere condolences.
We didn't know her, may she rest in peace.
Samantha had such a beautiful soul and I will always rember her sincere smile. It had been years since I had seen her last but she made it seem like no time had passed since those days in high school. My thoughts are with her many friends and family. She will be missed.
Phyllis: We were so very sorry to hear about your beautiful daughter. We love you and will be praying for you in the days to come. God Bless You.
May my Sissy Rest In Peace and forever live in our hearts!!! I love you Sissy!!
I first met Samantha at UALR. She was a great friend and one of the smartest women I've ever known. She was determined, outgoing, and caring. She will be missed! Rest in peace, sweet Samantha.