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Samuel Zenas Davidson

April 10, 2021

Samuel Zenas Davidson, 33, passed into his Eternal Life, April 10th after a courageous 3 year battle with cancer.  One of tiny triplets born June 22, 1987 to Dr. Terry and Ann Davidson, Sam was a precious son, brother, and most recently, beloved husband.

The Newton community, schools and church provided Sam a spirited youth, filled with sports, strong friendships, and plenty of antics.  He enjoyed playing Railer basketball and golf, graduating in 2006.

As a lifelong KU fan, Sam never entertained college elsewhere.  He was thrilled to pledge Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and was soon surrounded by energetic young men who studied, partied, and matured together.  These forever relationships steadfastly supported Sam through some of his most difficult days.  KU Law School followed and was a proud accomplishment.

Sam’s first job at Wolters Kluwer in Wichita, was an unexpected blessing.  This fine company gave Sam the opportunity for professional growth as part of a great team.  After Sam’s devastating cancer diagnosis, compassionate supervisors and co-workers accommodated his scheduling needs for countless medical appointments.  There simply are not enough thanks for their support.

Sam knew immediately Dr. Bo Zhang was the one for him.  Smitten from their first date, Sam found his soulmate in this smart, beautiful, fun-loving woman.  Their unconditional love provided him strength and great joy amidst overwhelming challenges.  After 5 years together, they married March 7th, 2021.

Interests and passions helped shape Sam’s adult life.  An avid reader, Sam could juggle multiple books simultaneously.  He loved anything to do with planes and flight protocols.  Holidays and celebrations were particularly special to Sam.  He took gift-giving very seriously and always made sure presents were heart-felt, and personal.  Sam followed sports of all kinds, often reciting (statistics and scores) others had long forgotten.  He couldn’t resist puppies, babies, or a plate of steaming Thai food.  Above all, Sam loved his family deeply and we will miss this wonderful, bright, kind man for the rest of our days.

Preceded in death by grandparents, Granville & Ruth Davidson, Harry Barsamian, and brother, Hadley.  Survivors include parents, Terry and Ann, adored wife, Bo, cherished brother, Dr. Myles Davidson, and grandmother, Alice Barsamian.

A celebration of life will be held, Saturday, April 17th 10:30 am hosted by Trinity Heights United Methodist Church, 1200 Boyd Ave, Newton, KS, 67114; office@trinityheightsumc.org, or 316-283-6140. Masks required.  Please use church entrance adjacent to Trinity Drive.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made in Sam’s memory to:

Trinity Heights United Methodist Church, or

Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice: hynesmemorial.org, 1715 Medical Pkwy, Newton, KS  67114.

The family also stresses the need for organ donation awareness, hoping all who remember Sam in friendship and love will actively sign donor cards.

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14 thoughts on “Samuel Zenas Davidson

  1. Terry and Ann I am so sorry for your loss once again! Knowing you and your boys through my 5 years at trinity heights respite care many years ago I remember these boys so young and sweet. I am praying for your peace and comfort now and In coming days and weeks.

  2. To dear Ann, Dt Terry and to Dr Myles, please accept my sinceres condolences. You all are such nice and loving people. May you feel my love from oversea. May you find comfort, love and friendship with friends, family and prayers.

  3. Hilarious, smart, kind, quiet and clammy hands ;). I remember Sam for all those things because he made that much of an impression on those around him. We’ll miss Sam tremendously. Life is extremely unfair sometimes, and it’s just difficult to comprehend how a great person like Sam was is taken before his life really still hadn’t taken off yet.

  4. All of our love and sorrow in your heartbreak. We have only good memories of Sam, and will miss him dearly.

  5. Our hearts and prayers go out for you in this time of loss. May God comfort you and bring you peace as you celebrate Sam’s life.

  6. We send our most sincere and heartfelt condolences. I know Jeremy & him were close growing up- he always had great things to say about him/Myles. Anytime they would get together, they picked up right where they left off. Sam had such a positive lasting impact in so many people’s lives, memories will be cherished forever. We are so sorry for your loss and send all of our love/hugs your way ♥️

  7. So very sorry for your loss Ann & Terry !! May his Memory be Eternal ! With love – Jeff & Patti Hobson Ayesh

  8. So sorry to hear of your loss. May God be with you and your family during these difficult times.

  9. There are simply no words – I will always remember Sam as the guy who was kind to everyone. There’s no doubt that Sam will be missed. Keeping your family close in prayer, and praying that the memories you have with him will bring you comfort in the days ahead. I am so sorry for your loss.

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