Samantha “Sam” Paulson

Date of Birth

December 13, 1997

Date of Death

February 12, 2018

Samantha “Sam” Paulson, age 20, of Carrington, ND passed on February 12, 2018, at her home.

Samantha Kay Paulson was born on December 13, 1997, in West Jordan, UT, the daughter of Robert and Melanie (McHale) Paulson. She grew up in California and had moved to Carrington in 2017, to be with family.

Sam was very artistic, she enjoyed painting and writing poems. Sam had a great eye for photography. She had a deep love for animals and nature. Which allowed her to do the things she loved, her gardening, hanging out at the beach, hiking and spending time camping in Northern California.

Sam had made many beloved friends when she moved to Carrington and she will be missed dearly by all.

Samantha is survived by her father Robert O. Paulson, Carrington; mother Melanie Paulson, Santa Barbara, CA; brother Garret Paulson, Santa Barbara, CA; daughter Scarlet; grandfather Richard Paulson, Carrington; grandmother Susan McHale, Santa Barbara, CA; and cousins Valerie and Jeffrey Hulbert, Carrington.

A Memorial Service is being planned for this Spring. All will be welcome to come Celebrate Samantha’s life.

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