Samanatha Kristen Machado aka Smoker left the earth on September 14, 2021 after a difficult
battle of pneumonia exacerbated by repeated asthma attacks. While she is no longer with us,
her love will live forever in all those she held near and dear to her heart.
Samantha was a proud Yurok tribal member with a strong family bloodline of Tolowa tribal descendancy. Her beautiful presence was a gift to all those she encountered. A charismatic, strong and sometimes hilarious personality lit up every room she walked in. Sam enjoyed traveling all over California and Oregon to visit friends and family. She spent some time living near Yosemite park. It was a dream to visit one day with her family. Sam prided herself on her hard work and not a day went by without accomplishment. Her love and dedication to her family and friends meant everything to her. Sometimes her sense of humor would catch you off guard. If you needed to hear tough love, she would give it to you. Recently, she gained certification as a caregiver. She was a Healthcare Hero that worked very hard to help people in need. Her sweet but down-to-earth charm allowed her to engage and befriend people from all walks of life. We will forever miss her laugh and the love she gave.
She is survived by her family; her son, Jason Andrew Sabedra Jr. mother, Sarah Smoker, brothers John Rogers Jr. Sister in Law Tracy, Damon Rogers, Sister in law, Vena Jones. Uncles, Jason Smoker, Frank McKuhn and Harold Huck. Her baby Charlie Smoker, Nephews, Damon Rogers Jr., Braxton Rogers. Aunties Lori Swain, Dana Shade, Marilyn Bray. Cousins Rose Smoker and her son Zachary, Her cousins from Smith River and Oregon, Larry Smith, Rose Smith and Family, Nancy Colegrove, Terry Bray and Tacheena, Shayla and Terry Jr. Dean and Mike Jones, Max Sterling, Mitchell and Keyton McKuhn and family. Extended Family Big John and John Rogers, She loved her best friends, they were everything to her and there are many including Jennifer McCovey, Willow & Summer Reed and Rosie.
She is preceded in death by her Uncle Marvin aka Muggs Smoker Jr. Grandfathers Marvin Smoker Sr. and Alvin Machado Sr.Harold “Rip” Gardner. Grandmothers, Catherine Richards, Maxine Machado and Sarah Smoker, Cousin, Aunties Mary Russell, Roselyn Jones, Uncle Jack Russell and Cousin Kristen Bagley. Family members, Arilla Aubrey and Pamela Hickey.
A graveside service will be on October 8 at 1 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park. Following the service will be a celebration of life gathering at the Jefferson Community Center.
Honorary pall bearer: Jason Smoker
Pall bearers: John and Damon Rogers Harold Huck, Brian Bennett,
Donations to the service expenses are appreciated.
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