Violet has been a resident of Columbia Cottage since Aug. 21, 2017. She was born and raised in Schuylkill Valley in 1931, on her great-grandfather’s farm. She has four brothers, two of which are deceased. Violet married the love of her life Stanley Sampson, in 1952. Violet and her husband traveled around the world while he was in the US Navy. Violet and her husband were stationed in London, Ireland, and Norfolk, VA. Violet’s husband tragically died two days prior to their return to the U.S. in a freak accident after a softball game. Violet and Stanley did not have any children, however Violet “found” many children to love, she was lovingly called Aunt Vi by her eight nieces and nephews. Violet spent many years as a secretary at St. Joe’s Hospital, a receptionist at an eye doctor’s office, and then the office director at a car dealership. Violet loves to read and her favorite author is Nora Roberts, currently she is enjoying the Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel.