Samara Jo Valdez, age 48, passed away at her home in Crown Point on Sunday, March 12, 2023.
She was born on October 21, 1974 at Michigan City Memorial Hospital in Michigan City, IN to Sam and Carolyn Mohamed who survive. On September 1, 2000 Samara married Vincent E. Valdez Jr. and later had two beautiful daughters: Ava Samara Valdez and Faryn R. Valdez, all of whom are the loves of her life, who also survive. She led a full life focused on family and loved ones.
Samara grew up with her first fur baby, Fonzie, who was her same age and with her into her early twenties. She was an avid New Kids On The Block fan and spent her early years dreaming about and meeting them at concerts in Chicago. She started a corporate career in accounting and office management from her teen years until moving to Texas where she began a career as the CEO of Domestic Engineering and education at home. Samara raised her family before moving back to Indiana where she was an aspiring real estate agent and home decor aficionado and brought her elegant taste to everything she touched. She loved houses and was always reimagining new decorating designs. She dedicated her life to ensuring her daughters had as amazing a life as possible. She spent her free time researching and planning the next amazing family vacation spots.
Samara is also survived by her Siblings: Melissa and Desiree Mohamed and brother.
She was preceded in death by her Grandparents: Clifford and Ila Peterson, Minnie and Aleck Mohamed; Uncles: John Peterson, Earl Fielding; Aunt: JoAnne McKee; and Cousin: Brett Fielding.
Animals were a huge part of her life. She dedicated a lot of love and time to helping animals in need, whether through rescuing, fostering, or donating time and money. She also kept a large household of loving fur babies and gave them the best lives possible, prioritizing them above herself. Her love for animals will be remembered and continued through her family.
Samara is also preceded in death by her beloved fur babies: Fonzie, Sam, Aristotle, Dexter, Munchie, Tiger, Thalia, Emily, Sebastian, Sylvester, Thumper, Data, Sophia, Sasha, Milo and others.
“A true mother, through and through, whether it be for friends or family. Truly one of the most beautiful and caring souls you could ever come across. The light and joy she spread to all who knew her will forever be living proof of her accomplishments and compassion.”
“She was loving, caring, and she always wanted to make sure everyone was happy and cared for. She was full of life and loved everyone and you knew she was special and beautiful.”
“She was very much loved by everyone that knew her. She was beautiful, kind, caring, generous, very intelligent, she loved her family, all children, all animals, the elderly, and life. She gave her whole heart to everyone and everything.”
“She was an amazing aunt and a best friend whose inner light shined around everyone in her presence. She is one of those rare individuals that is not only nice to know, but truly an honor to know.”
“Samara was such a bright, beautiful, loving person and loved all her family very much, and could talk for hours with anyone. Her cats were very special to her.”
“To everyone that met her, Samara was a bright shining light, a smiling face, a warm, genuine human being who spread kindness wherever she went. She was a devoted wife, doting mother, loving pet mom, committed rescuer and a fierce friend. The world needs more people like Sam, and now it’s dimmer with her loss.”
A memorial service will take place at Geisen-Carlisle Funeral Home on Saturday March 18, 2023 at 3pm with a memorial visitation from 2:30pm until the time of service at 613 Washington St. Michigan City, IN 46360.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: https://www.facebook.com/abraangels/
To sign online guestbook or leave condolences, please visit: www.Carlislefh.com. (219) 874-4214.
Vincent, Ava, and Faryn