Mar. 9, 2007 San Angelo Tom Green County Texas, USA
Sam was born in Big Hollow,west of mertzon near Irion City. He was the middle son of Tom and Ethel Ault and grandson of Thomas Jefferson Ault,one of the founding fathers of Irion City in Irion County. In 1929,he married Marie Jones,and they lived on the Ike Funk ranch until they left for California so Sam could be in the movies. He met director Jack Sullivan with Warner Brother studio while looking at an apartment in Hollywood and was hired on the spot.Sam was in various movies,including Dive Bomber,Sante Fe Trail,The Westerner,and The Outlaw where he meet his long time friend ,Ben Johnson,who was on his first trip to Hollywood bringing paint hourses from Oklahoma.When son Ikewas born in 1941,he was Gary Coopers double in Sergeant York.He also doulbled for Ronald Reagan on several occasions.After returning to Texas ,he bought livestock for the movie studios and transported the cattle and horses to California. In his lifetime ,he had partnerships with five different auction barns in West Texas,the first being the Producers Auction in San Angelo,which was started by him ,his father,brother and J.C. Snow .He also bought cattle for Lillie White Packing House in Los Angeles and Toveri Feed Yards in Arizona. He spent many years dealing in livestock and real estate in Texas ,New Mexico,California,and Arizona. He will be remembered by his family and friends as a man who lived life to the fullest.As Sam said about his life ,"There are so many stories in this head of mine,memories of good and bad times ,characters and places I have experienced.I have been blessed with a long and very good life".
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Well Sam, grandmother has gone home and I can only think that you and her as well as Marie and Michael and countless others are together again!G_D bless each and everyone of you and I love and miss you all dearly! May you all have the ever lasting love an...(Read more) -
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