Thavee Joy Samaras (Taengkaew), 69, transcended her body September 30th, 2021... five hours after her own mother passed on the other side of the globe in Thailand. We are certain they are resting in peace together.
Born in Nontaburi province in Thailand on January 28, 1952 to Choob Nawang and Sawasd Taengkaew; Thavee, later nicknamed "Joy," was the first born of her 7 siblings.
Joy moved to America for the American Dream. She married her first husband and raised two daughters. After 22 years of marriage, she moved on and eventually would meet her soulmate and love of her life, Jerry Samaras. Joy lived a colorful and full life. She survived a near fatal car accident in her early adulthood that put her in a body cast for 9 months and would leave her with a handicap she never complained