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Ann-Lynne Keplar Samole

Born: 2/13/1949

Died: 12/2/1997

Maiden Name: Keplar

Honorific: n/a

Ann-Lynne Keplar Samole was born on February 13, 1949 and passed away on December 2, 1997.

She was Director of Strategic Planning and Business Development at Coulter Electronics where she was employed from 1975-1993. She received her B.S. from the University of Kentucky and her M.B.A. from the University of Miami. Throughout her career she received numerous honors and appointments. She left Coulter to devote her energies to her family and community where she was President of the 200 Club, a Den Leader in the Cub Scouts, Director of DIARD (diabetes, insipidus and related disorder) and President of the Beth David School Board and Executive Board Member of her synagogue. Ann-Lynne was our family historian and thoroughly researched our Choctaw heritage. She submitted several articles to the BISHINIK including on printed in January 1998 issue. She worked tirelessly caring for the homeless mentoring her associates and constantly organizing and setting in motion projects she felt would benefit her community and the larger world. She leaves a great hold in our lives and a fine example for us to follow.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Crabtree Keplar and a son, Jacob Samole.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. Yale Samole; two sons, Adam and Andres; father Kenneth W Keplar; father and mother in law, Harry and Bess Samole; her sisters and brothers, Kathryn Chambers, Lisa Keplar, Sudan Schaler and Ken Keplar; her sisters in law and brothers in law, Donald Gilmore, Frances Davis, Carl Schaler, Connie Keplar, Sidney, Sharon, Myron, Sandi Stanley and Abi Samole and many nieces and nephews. Anne-Lynne was the glue that held this large and diverse family together.