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Samuel Avery Woodruff

Born: 5/14/1998, Grand Junction,Colorado
Death: 8/10/2013, Moab, Utah
Service: 08/16/2013, 4:00 pm, Grand County /High School Auditorium

Samuel Avery Woodruff was born May 4, 1998 in Grand Junction, Colorado and passed from this life of natural causes on August 10, 2013 at the age of 15 years and 3 months in his home in Moab, Utah. Sam is the son of Merry Ruth Woodruff, and adopted grandson of Sandi Roedel, both of Moab.

Sam was entering the 10th grade at Grand County High School where his interests lay in football (as a lineman for the Red Devils) and auto mechanics.

Sam is survived by his mother Merry; grandmother Sandi; uncles: Billy (Angie) Roedel, Mike (Jacquie) Roedel, Danny (Kelly) Woodruff, Dave Monica Hester; aunts Debbie (Ed) Hiett, Deborah Cunningham, Scarlet Woodruff. He is also survived by a multitude of cousins, both natural and adopted.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bonnie Jean and Dallin Blaine Woodruff; great-grandparents Bertha and Leonard Woodruff and Blanche Miles as well as uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Funeral Service will be held Friday August 16, 2013 at 4:00 pm at The Grand County High School Auditorium, officiated by Rev. Vernon Finck and assisted by Bishop David Knutson. A viewing will be held Thursday August 15, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Spanish Valley Mortuary.

Tributes

8/28/2013 - Merry, I cannot express how very sorry I am for your loss. Sam was an amazing person and he will be missed by all. Sam was always kind and always wanting to make those around him proud. I am honored that I was able to spend a year with him. If there is anything that I can do for you, I am here. All of my thoughts. Trish Hedin, - Trisha Hedin

8/16/2013 - I am so sorry you have lost your precious son. I was stunned to learn of the circumstances of his passing because my daughter, Rebecca, passed away in March in identical circumstances. She was 13 and it is so incredibly painful to lose your child. I am thinking of you and praying for you. My prayer is that God in his tender mercy will embrace you and send his angles to comfort you. - Meganne Tibbitts

8/15/2013 - Mary , we have known you for a long, time and we were so saddened to hear of your loss,.We know he was a wonderful young man and will be greatly missed by family and friends alike... You have our deepest sympathy at this tme ... - Mitchell and Shera lee patrick

8/15/2013 - Praying for comfort and peace... With much love - - Jacque Freudiger Camp

8/14/2013 - Merry, Sandy, family and friends. All I can say is Merry you did a fabulous job raising that wonderful son of yours. God could see what a kind, honest caring young man he became, So God looked around and said I really need Sam to come be my Angel and help me make a difference with people up here in heaven. So know that Sam will always be with you all looking down upon us smiling at us. Sam truly is an Angel from God!. I love you Merry! This world was a better place with Sam in it. He will truly be loved and missed by many people he had touched. Love Kim - Kimberly Ranch

8/12/2013 - Merry, Sandi, and family, you are all in my heart, my thoughts and my prayers. Sam was a blessing to all. Big hugs. - Loretta Bullock Tjoa

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