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 john oden 

  april 1, 1997 – august 2, 2016  


Sam was just 19 years old when he was killed in a traffic accident.

A free spirit and adventurous soul, Sam was a bright light whose smile would light up a room. He cared deeply for everyone and took pride in everything he did.  

Because of his love for helping and working with children, the Samuel John Oden Memorial Fund has been started as a way to donate funds to special programs that will continue Sam’s wish to help children, and bring happiness to their lives.

Through this fund, we will continue to support causes that Sam was passionate about.  Family, faith, and friends were the foundation of his character. We sincerely appreciate all contributions to honor Sam’s generous heart and compassion for others.  While his time here may have been cut short, our goal is that this fund will help his spirit to continue on.

Strive to break barriers

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