Samuel Aren Portillo: 1988-2022


Samuel Aren Portillo, Dec. 1, 1988, to May 11, 2022
  • Samuel Aren Portillo, Dec. 1, 1988, to May 11, 2022
Sam passed away unexpectedly on May 11 and was the beloved son of Albert and Gina Portillo, brother to Thomas Portillo and Kenneth Portillo. He attended elementary school in Eureka and high school at South Fork High in Miranda, CA. Sam was a proud member of the Tolowa Tribe from Elk Valley, Crescent City, CA.

He was a wonderful, beloved son, brother, cousin, grandson, nephew and friend. He will forever be in so many hearts for all the love and compassion he spread everywhere he went. Sam was a talented musician and held a special love for music. Sam took great pride in being the stepfather of Robert and Allivia Clements.

Preceded in death by great grandparents Hazel Yowell, Pansy Blazina, grandparents Edna Brown, Richard Brown and Ken Yowell; great aunts Patsy Goode, Hazel Oakley, Donna Crook, Mandy Lou Housely, Dorothy Williams and Ada Richards; uncles Bill Yowell, Buddy Acklin, Jimmy Acklin; nephews Ricky and Kim Partsafas, Bobby Cooper; cousins Amelia Partsafas, Cory, Garret and Riley Cooper, Jennika Suazo, Bonnie Japport, Heidi and Virgil Valadao, Joe Goode, Bob Lopez and Pamela Cook.

Sam leaves behind grandmother Shirley Tomlinson, aunts and uncles Patti and Jimmy Caetano, Joan Warner, Jennifer Cain, Dottie Brown, Frank Portillo and Barbara Coombe, Barbara Buerer, Dawn and Jeff Grundman; cousins Michael Thompson, Dale Ann and Marlon Sherman, Jennie Seipp, July Seipp, Mathew Valadao, Richard and Diane Warner, Katherine Figueiredo Bobby and Melissa Cooper, Jenny and Spencer Duggan, Cody Caetano; stepchildren Robert and Allivia Clements, and numerous other relatives and good friends Brian Bognuda and family, Weston Morris, Craig Eichin, John White, and all his streaming friends whom he loved as family.

Please join us at services to be held in Crescent City at the Elk Valley Cemetery and Samuel Lopez Community Center on May 23, at 2 p.m.

There will be a celebration of Life in Garberville, CA, at a later date.

Albie and Gina Portillo
PO Box 282
Miranda, CA 95553

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