Trisha Sampson



Trisha E. Sampson, 59, Belle passed away Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at St Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City.

She was born on March 6, 1963, a daughter to the late Everett Harold and Patricia J. (Abel) Wallace in Rolla.

She was a 1981 graduate of Pendleton High School in Pendleton, Ore., and a 1983 graduate of Broward College in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., with an Associate’s degree in Marketing.

Trisha was united in marriage to Curtis Sampson, Feb. 6, 1982, at The Parlour in Pendleton, Ore. From this union one child was born. Widowed in 1984, Trisha relocated from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., to her hometown of Belle to raise her daughter with the support of her parents and family. A few years later, Trisha met Ronnie Lansford and spent the next 17 years united in a loving partnership. From this partnership two children were born.

Trisha spent 15 years working as a travel agent at the Missouri National Guard in Jefferson City and The Travel Station in Owensville. She later received her Real Estate license in Missouri.

Trisha had a very kind, calm, loving and carefree spirit. She enjoyed traveling, spending time by her pool with family and friends, going on float trips and antiquing and “junking” for pretty bobbles and treasures. Trisha especially looked forward to annual trips to Oregon to spend quality time with her granddaughters. She will be missed greatly by her children, grandchildren, and all that knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by parents Everett and Patricia; husband Curtis Sampson; brothers Brian Wallace, Mike Wallace and Kelly Wallace; and beloved sister Toni Ridenhour.

Trisha is survived by children Carrie Sampson Samuels and husband Austin Samuels of Pendleton, Ore., Lauren Lansford of Linn and Zachary Lansford of Belle; grandchildren Avery Quaempts, Cylinn Samuels, Kylese Samuels, Fallyn Plume, Hayden Plume, Leo Lansford, and Symone Samuels; brother Patrick Wallace and wife Nancy of Pendleton, Ore.; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

A Celebration of Life for Trisha will be held Saturday, Nov. 26. Visitation will be from 12–3:30 p.m. with a memorial service from 1–2 p.m. at the White Mule Winery, located at 2087 US-50, Owensville, MO. Burial will begin at 4 p.m. at Liberty Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family for purchase of a monument for Trisha.

Arrangements entrusted to Sassmann’s Chapel, Belle.