Remembering Nancy Sams

We were saddening to hear of the recent passing of Nancy Sams. She worked as a 4-H Program Assistant for OSU Extension from January 15, 1973 – March 31, 2004.  Her obituary and online condolences can be found at:


A few highlights from Nancy’s Career with OSU Extension and the 4-H Program…

  • Helped countless new 4-H clubs get started
  • “Trained” 5 County 4-H Agents
  • Started and coordinated County/City Government Day Programs for 27 years
  • Her Telesis class (through the Marietta Area Chamber) initiated YES—Young Engineers and Scientists in 1992—now a two day program for all youth in the area held at Washington State Community College
  • Served on the state committee that wrote 4-H Genealogy Project
  • Decorated and displayed items from 4-H members at 93 fairs in Washington County!
  • Organizer of the original 4-H Chicken BBQ at the county fairgrounds
  • Planted seeds for Cloverbuds, 4-H members, Advisors, Volunteers and Clubs—helping them grow into better achievers, leaders and citizens for their clubs, our county and our world!