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Samantha Nicole Bachand

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“RIP Samantha, you will be missed in our CIS 175 class! ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Michelle - Newport news, VA

“Samantha, you are certainly going to be missed :( It was such a pleasure to work with you and get you started on your Bachelors degree. I'm glad...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Tanika Feaster - Newport News, VA

“Every opportunity I had to work with Sam at Animare was a pleasure. I looked forward to every shift when Sam was working! Having such knowledge and...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Tiffany Lumpkin - VA

“To the Bachand and Mitchell Family..I did not know Samantha but I know what a terrible tragedy this is. Loosing a grandchild and a Niece is a very...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Tammy Wilson Dixon - Hampton, VA

“Words cannot describe what a loving and great person Sam was! I miss her so much, we worked together at Animare and I still remember our talks we had...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Michelle Pearia - Newport News, VA

“It was such a pleasure to have worked with Sam at animare for some time.coming into work on days I knew she would be there made the day that much...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Dana munsterman - Newport news, VA

At Great Grandma Shappy's Family Reunion in Vermont 2001....with the Great Grandchildren! “What a precious girl with a beautiful smile! I was so pleased to get to know Sami along with my Nephew's family when they stayed with me in Vermont...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Vicki (Shappy) Murray and Roland Murray - VT

“Samantha was one of my daughter's roommates at DLI in Monterey, CA. She had such a magnetic, upbeat personality. One time, when I was visiting my...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Ann Super

Sammy, Matt and I while we were stationed in San Angelo, TX.  Our group was inseparable. “I was lucky enough to see Sammy almost every day for 2 years while we were in California and Texas together. Sammy had a HUGE personality that could...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: James Parker - Danbury, CT

“I've had the pleasure of meeting Samantha when we both worked at Animare. One thing is for sure, that job made us close *She knows what I'm talking...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Sandy Williams - Newport News, VA

“Sam had a smile that lit up the the whole room. You alway knew it was real. Going to miss her. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: stephen j

“Samantha was one of my roommates at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Ca. She was vivacious, loving and an amazing friend. She will always...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Katie Dale - Okinawa, Japan

such a good night:) “there are so many good memories of us as sisters i cant just name one.but my favorite ones are the ones of you and jordan.jordan was always such a...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: paige bachand - hampron, VA

my beautiful sister and her wonderful nephew “sister,i miss you and love you so much.i still cant believe your really just hasnt hit yet,probaly because i dont want it fighting it.i...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: paige bachand - hampton, VA

Samantha Nicole Bachand received new orders on May 17, 2012 to be an angel in a higher army. She was a resident of Hampton, VA, but was lucky enough to have lived all over.

Samantha was born on April 23, 1987 at Sentara Hospital in Hampton, VA. She was a proud graduate of Kecoughtan High School, where she was a member of the varsity cheerleading squad. She joined the ROTC and was very proud of her accomplishments while she was involved in it. Her family was also very proud of her.

Samantha joined the Air Force not long after graduation, which she was very excited about. She could not wait to spread her wings and travel the world, which she was able to do by serving in both Afghanistan and Iraq.

She is survived by her parents, Duane and Danette Bachand; brothers and sisters, Joshua Bachand, Paige Bachand and Corey Condon; paternal grandparents, Ronald and Veronica Bachand; maternal grandparents, Ernest Montgomery and his wife, Bonnie and Sherry Clark and her husband, Raleigh; aunts and uncles, Dawn, Derek, Darryl, Kelly and Shannon; and nephew, Jordan Anthony Woodland.

The family will receive friends on Monday, May 21 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg.

Memorial contributions may be made in Samantha's memory to your favorite charity. Online condolences may be expressed at