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Samantha J. "Sam" Carlson

June 22, 1975 — January 5, 2023

Samantha J. “Sam” Carlson, 47, of Ridgway, died unexpectedly on Thursday, January 5, 2023, at her residence.

She was born on June 22, 1975, in St. Marys, a daughter of Christine Robinson Papson and Timothy Schloder.

On June 23, 1996, in Ridgway, she married Chad Carlson, who survives.

Sam has been a resident of the area for many years and a graduate of Greater Latrobe Area High School. She loved spending her time with her family and baking. She had a fond heart of animals, especially her cats.

In addition to her husband, mother,and father, she is survived by a son, Derek S. Carlson of Ridgway, 2 sisters, Carolyn Baker and her husband Lance of Derry, PA and Rose Hixson and her husband David of Latrobe, PA, numerous, aunts, uncles, cousin, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a step-father, Joseph Papson.

A Memorial Service for Samantha J. Carlson, will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 4:00 PM at Krise Funeral Home, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA 15853.

Family and friends will be received on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at Krise Funeral Home from 2:00 PM until the time of service.

Krise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA 15853 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered to the family at

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