Samantha Hernandez-Vansack

June 24, 2022


Samantha Hernandez-Vansack, age 35, peacefully parted God’s green earth on June 24, 2022, in Yakima, Washington. She was born on December 31, 1986, to Michael J. Vansach and Tracy D. (Davenport) Robins, step-daughter of Mary Vansach and Randy Robins.

She found her forever love, Efrain Hernandez, in 2013 and they married in 2017. She blessed the world with two children, Jeremy Vansack and Kensi Hernandez. She was the oldest of the siblings, Megan Vansack (sister), Trevor Vansack (brother), Ashley Pal (step-sister), and Andy Gibbs (step-brother). She beyond adored by her grandparents, Michael and Peggy Vansack. Samantha was born in Yakima, Washington, and raised in Trumbull County, Ohio from 1994 to 2005 by her father, joined later by her mother in 1996.

Samantha became a beloved member of Coalburg United Methodist Church. She gave it her all playing on the Hubbard Eagles Volleyball team, and was musically inclined with the flute in band class. At the age of 17, she moved to the Evergreen State with her mom and sister, where she finished her education and graduated with a GED.

In 2008, she became a nervous and excited first-time mother to a son, who gave her all the joy and purpose a single mother could ask for. Samantha worked a couple different jobs over the years, until she discovered that being in the hospitality industry is what she enjoyed doing. Eventually, Sam became part of the Ballesteris Bistro work family. After moving back to Washington, this lovable and outgoing person made lots of new friends and never forgot the old ones. She shared happy and unforgettable moments with her family and new friends, all while creating new memories.

After time goes by and she meets the man that she would love and spend the rest of her days with. He loved her to the moon and back. As the three of them continued to become a family, they needed one more addition and proceeded to create the perfect puzzle piece to finish their masterpiece.

Friends were deeply cherished. Her family was her world, the love and care was sincere and unconditional. This wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend helped create so many beautiful memories. The stories could take years to tell, yet they were lived in such a short time.

If you would like to share your memories or hear any memories, we invite you to attend Samantha’s Viewing on Thursday, June 30, 2022 from 2:00-5:00pm at Brookside Funeral Home (500 W. Prospect, Moxee, Washington 98936). A Funeral Service will be held Friday, July 1, 2022 at 12:00pm at Brookside Funeral Home. A Graveside Service will follow at West Hills Memorial Park. A Reception will be at 4 pm at Ahtanum Crosspoint Church in West Valley.

If you would like to make a memorial contribution, my family has started a GoFundMe page and a donation jar at Ballesteris Bistro to assist with laying Samantha in her final resting place.

You may be gone, you will forever be in our hearts.

Brookside Funeral Home is caring for the family.

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