Published On: Wed, Jul 20th, 2011

Obituary – Samantha Ava McMahan

Samantha Ava McMahan

LARIMORE, N.D. — Samantha Ava McMahan, six months, Larimore, N.D., died June 27, 2011, in a home explosion in Larimore, N.D., which also critically injured her parents. Her puppy, Diesel, perished beside her.
Graveside services were held July 13 in Loveland, Colo.
Another service will be held when her parents have recovered from their injuries.

Sam is survived by her parents, Justin McMahan and Danielle Bissell, Larimore, N.D.; her grandparents, Steve and Becky Frerichs, Randolph, and Todd and Brenda Bissell, Windsor, Colo.; great-grandmothers, Peggy Bissell and Audrey Walsh, Windsor, Colo.; great-great-grandmother, Oma Frerichs, O’Neill; and great-grandparents, Dave and Marlene Roby, Wellsville, Kan.;  aunts, Christa Cable, USAF Anchorage, Alaska, and Ashley Bissell, Windsor, Colo.; and uncles Zach and Jacob Bissell, Windsor, Colo.; aunt, Julie Kint, Randolph; honorary uncle, Brady McDonald, Shelton; and a host of great-aunts, -uncles and cousins from across the country.
Sam was preeeded in death by her great-grandparents, Evert Bissell, Dr. Richard Walsh, and Bruce and Ruby Lewis.
Memorials can be directed to the Samantha McMahan Fund, P.O. Box 38 Randolph, NE 68771.