ANNIE Y. SAM, 89 SEAL BEACH, CA - Annie Y. Sam, 89, of Seal Beach was suddenly needed in heaven Monday, July 27, 2015. Born November 27, 1925, in Santa Barbara. She married the love of her life, Grover L. Sam on May 26, 1946 in Long Beach. She attended University of Southern California (USC) and was an accomplished Real Estate Specialist in commercial real estate sales throughout the West Coast. Attended Orange County Chinese Presbyterian Church. Annie enjoyed family cruises, musical theatre productions, movies, Chinese holidays and banquets, traveled extensively worldwide with her husband and family. After retirement Annie stayed involved with numerous real estate endeavors and travel. Survivors include brothers and sisters Jack Yee, Gene Yee, Minnie Yee Kent, Lucy Yee Lee, Arthur Yee, sons and daughter Ron Sam (Lee), Rhonda Ann Sam Long (Gary), Rigby Sam (Karen), grandchildren Brandon, Harrison, Trey, Zachary and Kylee; 5 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and loved ones. Those passing before her include husband, Grover, her parents: Chin Tul Shee and Sing Li Yee, sister Bessie Yee Fong Ming, and brother Leland Yee. Memorial Service: 12pm, noon Friday, August 7; Rice Chapel / Mortuary, Torrance 90247. Service led by Rev. Wayland Wong. Private Internment: Riverside National Cemetery, Monday, August 10. Donations (tax-deductible) in lieu of flowers: American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA or online at: (print form) (fillin-in online) Gift in Memory of: Annie Y. Sam (7/27/15). Acknowledgements: AYS - The Sam Family P.O. Box 6463 Oxnard, CA 93031-6463

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  1. Mom,
    Your soul light will shine in our hearts forever. We will never forget your unwavering warmth, constant guidance and inclusive nature to us. We consider our innumerable shared life experiences together as blessed treasures. As promised, we will visit your Memorial Bench near Dad’s often.
    Peace and Love,
    Ron & Lee

  2. Ron,Lee and the Sam family
    I’m so sorry to hear about Mrs.Sam,she was truly a precious gem.
    I enjoyed her visit to Illinois that Mothers day weekend.
    Ron your mom was such a delight.
    Annie say hello to my mom,
    Marlene Lawson

  3. Ron, Rhonda, Rigby and all I met today,

    What a dynamic and genuie person Annie was! Enjoyed the stories and picture it painted of a wonderful being who shared her sprit with everyone she met.

    John Martin

  4. Uncle’s Ron & Lee,
    I am truly sorry for your loss. Our hearts are breaking for the two of you. If there is anything your IL family can do please let us know!!! It was a great honor meeting Annie when she came to visit us in Rockford she was a wonderful lady! Without a doubt she is up above watching over both of you with Grover! Rest in Peace Annie and hug my grandma for me! Love Luke, Lishya, Aiden and Tyson Carmichael

  5. Ron and Lee,

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. You both have been such loving caretakers during her time of need. Although I never met Annie, I recall that you were always there for her and spoke fondly of her. Your love for her will continue to shine on others.

    Please remember to take care of yourselves in these difficult times. If you need a shoulder to cry on, I am here for you.

    Much love,

  6. Neighbors Ron & Lee,

    Sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. This is a terrible loss for you both but I’m sure she was quite appreciative for you being there at her time of need. She is at peace now and will be next to her husband for eternity. Dealing with a loss of a parent is never easy. At least they reside close by and you can visit with them spirtually at the times you need to. Thinking of you both at this difficult time. Matthew 5:4 €“ “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

    Your Friends, Allan & Albert.

  7. Annie was a wonderful and caring individual that made us feel part of the family the first time we met her. She shared her life experiences and was genuinely interested in ours. Annie was a unique lady that will be truly missed.

  8. Our sincerest condolences on the passing of Mrs. Sam. We were very fortunate to have spent time with her (and Uncles Lee and Ron) when we moved to California from Illinois last year. We had a great time and I know that my kids had a great time with her too especially my son. He lit up and laughed playing with Mrs. Sam that day. She became ill shortly after so that made the time even more special to us. Hope you are able to feel some small comfort by these words.
    We love you! Erica Martinez and Family

  9. Ron, Lee, and Sam Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May the memories of your beloved help find you peace in this time of sorrow.

    John & Samantha Zimpelman

    “What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us” -Helen Keller

  10. Dear Ron and Lee,
    What a beautiful service for Annie. She was such an inspiration. I remember when she had dinner at my home one Mother’s day. She was so appreciative and it was an honor to have her as my guest. Then the time we met with Erica’s family was so much fun watching her and Braxton share such a special time together. I know your sweet memories of her will comfort you during this difficult time. May God bless you.

  11. Losing a family member is always sad and sorrowful. We know your mom was very special to you and she gave you a lot of inspiration. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Ron, and your family during this difficult time.
    Karin and Paul

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