Samantha Josephine Bush

July 30, 1982 to March 15, 2023

Samantha Bush

Samantha Josephine Bush, age 40, of Whiterocks, Utah, died March 15, 2023, at the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City.

She was born July 30, 1982, in Roosevelt, Utah, to Samuel Joe and Eldora Taveapont Bush. She found Marmar and they were companions until the end of Samantha’s life.

Samantha had worked as a housekeeper in her early days, but was mostly a mother and caretaker for all of her life. She loved kids and was a great mother to everyone, her own children and others alike. She enjoyed doing beadwork, collecting jewelry, hats, phone cases and anything with beadwork. She often went with friends to Wendover and traveled all over to attend Pow Wows. She was fun-loving and had a great sense of humor, always making others laugh, and was never afraid to speak her mind.

She loved her children and grandchildren. She was very much loved by all and will be greatly missed.

Samantha is survived by her children, Asay (Jaynia) Mart, Brandon (Clarienda) Cuch-Brock, Phillip Welsh, Tiffanie (Lon) Hackford, James (Jerilynn) Starr; 15 grandchildren with one on the way; grandmother, Ina Jane Nephi; siblings, Kevin Reed-Taveapont, Frank (Melissa) Taveapont Jr., Kayleena (Jorge) Cornpeach, Chaos Taveapont, Riot Taveapont, Lucif Ramiaz; uncle, Franklyn Taveapont; aunt, Berdina Taveapont; grandparents, Don and Roseline Taveapont; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her son, Tresson Nez; sisters, Anna Marie Bush, Neiko Nephi; parents, Samuel and Eldora; grandparents, Sam and Mabel Bush, and Reid and Marie Taveapont; aunts, Floradena Taveapont, Pansy Nephi, Lynette Taveapont, and Lalisa Taveapont; uncle, Clifford Cornpeach,.

Services were on Monday, March 20, 2023, at her home in Whiterocks, Utah.

Burial in the Ft. Duchesne Cemetery.

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