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Obituary: Samantha Rock

Photo Credit: Family of Samantha Rock

ROCK – Samantha Rock passed away on December 19, 2021 at Mercy Medical Center with family by her side. She was born on May 5, 2008 to the late Dionna and late Livingston Veneno. Samantha was raised by Marietta & Abel Soto in Denver, Colo. She attended Holme Elementary School in Denver, Colo.

Samantha returned back to Ignacio and attended Ignacio Elementary and won the Bobcat award. Samantha was also a member of the Girl Scouts. At the time of her passing, she was in the 8th grade at Ignacio Middle School. Samantha was a proud member of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe. She loved to draw, ride her bike, listen to her music and watch videos. Samantha was a huge Sundance Supporter in Porcupine, SD. She supported both of her families, including her adopted family the “Littleboy’s.”

Samantha is survived by her brothers: Nico & Max Frost, Cadell (Lanie) Thompson, Dillon & Triston Thompson and Nano Soto, all of Ignacio and Emilo & Elicio Soto of Denver; parents: Marietta & Abel Soto of Ignacio; nieces: Iris Thompson & Elena Soto; nephew: Luciano Soto; Uncles & Aunts: Gloria (Raymond Jr.) Frost, Derrick (Liegh) Watts, Woody Rock, Tim Watts, Rapheal (Edwina) Watts, Sr., Loren Watts and Marshall Watts also of Ignacio; adopted parents: Stan Littleboy & Joni Bull bear; Godparents: Santo Soto & Dora Vasquez of Denver; best friends: Marcos Brown & Alicia Rock; Grandfather: Ronald Rock and Great Grandfather: Donald Rock. She is also survived by many other aunts, uncles and cousins.

Samantha is preceded in death by her parents: Dionna Rock & Livingston Veneno; Grandmother: Roberta Scott; Uncle: Darvin Rock and Aunt: Candace Watts.

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