Samantha Raye Caflisch went home to Jesus on July 27, 2020 at age 15. Sammie was born to Shannon Caflisch and Christy (Rhodes) Schultz on July 26, 2005 in San Antonio, TX.
Sammie is survived by her parents, father Shannon Caflisch of Parker, mother Christy (Rhodes) Schultz and bonus dad Rick Schultz of Parker; one sister, Lizzie Caflisch; two brothers, Trenton Schultz and Cohlton Schultz; Amazing Grandparents Leonhard and Charlotte Caflisch of Independence, KS, Terri McDonald and Kent Whitehouse of Parker, CO, Dan and Susan Rhodes of Branson, MO, Dave and Nancy Harr of Cedar Hills, UT and Patty Schafer of Kremling, CO; Great Grandmother Maxine Rhodes; Loving Aunts and Uncles Sarah and John Leary, Ashley and Devon Jarrett, Shelly and Jason Gibson, Marc and Carly Rhodes, Paul and Stacy Rhodes, Eric and Grace Rhodes, Tammy Schultz and Will Middleton, Joe Schultz, Shane and Brenda Harr, Jason and Cookie Harr; Fabulous Cousins Eric Gibson, Jamie Gibson, Baileigh Reister, Bella Arriola, Donovan Harr, AJ Arriola, Payton Jarrett, Emmi Reister, Chase Harr, Logan Jarrett, Julia Arriola, Lilly Jarrett, Maddy Reister, Olivia Harr, Hannah Jarrett, Brody Harr, Bryce Harr, Mya Harr, Griffin Harr, Erica Rhodes, Amy Jarrett, Brody Caflisch, Jayce Rhodes, and Elon Rhodes; Great Aunts and Uncles Bill Caflisch, Bob and Brenda Rhodes, Mike and Becky Qualls, Everett Long, John and Marcillia Long, Joy and Ken Edmonds, Carol and Norman Rash, Henry Schafer, and Tom Schafer. This list could go on and on as she has such a large family whose life she touched. She also leaves behind the best friends a girl could ask for.
Sammie attended Southeast Christian School from preschool through 5th grade. She then went to Sagewood Middle School and was currently attending Ponderosa High School. Sammie had a huge heart and wanted to help others when she grew up. She had been debating between being a counselor for teens dealing with depression or who have been victims of sexual assault or working as an SVU detective putting bad guys away.
Sammie loved Jesus. Both of her home churches, Southeast Christian Church and Crossroads Community Church, helped her grow in her faith. She loved pretty much all sports as a kid (soccer, basketball, volleyball, futsal, cross country, etc) but her passion landed on cheer, specifically competitive cheer. She enjoyed her teammates from her different Suns teams and her Ponderosa High School cheer team. She took her role very seriously, trying to never let a girl hit the ground, but also often got extra conditioning for the girls due to making them laugh. This past year Sammie also found a love for skiing and paddleboarding. More than sports, Sammie loved her friends. When you were Sammie's friend she loved hard and would do anything for you. She didn't care what others thought of her if it meant saving a friend. She was stubborn, beautiful, hillarrious, frustrating, loving, sweet, challenging, sassy and a smart alec. She loved making others smile and feel safe. Her friends were so important to her, she always wanted to be with them or have them with our family. She will be so missed by all who knew her.
Sammie's life was cut short due to a tragic car accident. We know accidents happen everyday and because Sammie loves you, please make sure to buckle up!
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