Samm was born August 14, 1949 to Maurice Hill and JoAnn Rice Smith in Gardner, Kansas. Samm was 73 years old when she passed on December 15, 2022.
Samm had a love of movies and all that entails. After high school graduation, she was determined to learn all she could about writing and filming movies. She immediately moved to Miami, Florida to begin her education, by becoming a still model first. Then came small acting jobs in movies, followed by television commercials, and she was then forever bitten by the film bug. She started writing scripts, working for the directors on various projects, and being on set for new T.V. shows. Finally, being acknowledged as a screen writer was a goal she had worked towards most of her life. She became a member of the Writer Screen Actor Guild and that is when she added another 'M' to Sam. There was already a Sam Smith member in WSAG and SAG. From then on, she was known as Samm. She was always looking ahead to each new adventure and writing scripts to submit for filming. Eventually her scripts began appearing as acting on various T.V. shows and films. Her bright mind, love of life, joy, kindness and generosity made her stand out and people were drawn to her. Samm will be missed by many and loved by all, especially her beloved pets.
Samm is preceded in death by her parents, Maurice "Smitty" and JoAnn Smith; brother, Steve Smith; grandparents, Everitt "Bus" and Nellie Mae Smith, Otho and Martha Rice.
She is survived by her sister, Jonnie Smith Worth and husband, Curtis, of Saginaw, Texas; step-sisters, Carolyn Hodge and Judy Wilson, both from Fort Worth, Texas; Uncle, Teddie Parsons, of Carl Junction, MO; Nephews, Eric Franson of Lewisville, Texas, Keith Smiley of Dallas, Texas, Brian and Christina Smith, and a host of cousins.
Sandra Sue Smith will be laid to rest Monday, January 16th at the Sherman City Cemetery, Sherman, KS alongside her parents, grandparents, Beloved Aunt, Neva and generations of other family members.