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This tribute was added by John Augspurger on January 24, 2020
Sam was such a great teacher and mentor for me early in my career as a dentist.  He was the first to ever mention the idea of a dentist becoming a "dental physician", which really struck my interest in order to better understand dental disease and how to approach the care of a patient, rather than just being a tooth mechanic. His science was spot on, and he always had a simple way to present the data and the research. His greatest body fo work to me was the "Subclinical Defects" and how human biology works in and integrated way.  Utterly brilliant.  Oh how I wish the medical and dental community would have seen him for his brilliance. But his work will always live within those he touched. And for this I am forever grateful, and will continue to be inspired by my fond memories of him. Including playing drums together.   RIP Sam. 
This tribute was added by Julane Borth on October 28, 2019
Betty - Bill and I are just learning about Homer's death.  As you can imagine Bill is sad to learn that his good high school friend has passed this life into another more beautiful one.  He has such fond memories and we are both thinking of you and sending our thoughts. 
This tribute was added by Diana Noland on October 14, 2019
Thank you, Betty, for sharing this tribute to Sam with us all. Sam is among the influential mentors to me in my lifetime. He was my teacher for my classes for my CCN, and he stood out to lift us all into a vision of what power nutrition had in running our metabolism. He opened a door into the priorities of human metabolism and the influence of targeted nutrients to modulate and bring metabolic balance and health. He was so kind and always carried his love for Betty and thankfulness to his God. Thank you, Betty, and sending blessings to you and your family.
This tribute was added by Gary Buffington on May 31, 2019
Sam, for 14 years you have gently guided two busy professionals to study blood work, follow a vitamin and supplement regimen, enhance our diets with more wholesome food choices, and develop healthier nutritional habits. We probably would not even be here today without your balanced, persistent, and humorous promptings about health and making healthy choices.
We are still shocked that you had to leave us so soon but we know that we will see you on the other side healthy and whole. Enjoy the youthful Tree of Life. We are struggling to be in this world without you but we keep hearing your voice saying such things as “Berries are your friends,” or “Health is a journey,” or “You have to exercise,” or “Get some more mucosa butter,” or “Boil those chicken bones.”
Thank you for being a voice of reason that we could listen to in a world of chaotic and often conflicting health information. With your endearing humor and constant encouragement, you became as family to us. Know that you are loved and that you will be missed.
Gary and Harriet Buffington
This tribute was added by Charlie Brown on May 20, 2019
Sam Queen’s ever fertile brain, his unrelenting quest for knowledge, and his supreme networking abilities led to so many breakthroughs for public health and individual health.
Without Sam Queen and Betty Queen’s book, and Sam’s subsequent campaign spanning a generation, there would have been no sustaining movement to end the use of dental amalgam. He found the funds via the late H.B. Wallace, he connected the science to the policy, and he motivated a generation of activists to get moving.  Spurred forward by a worldwide treaty addressing many major uses of mercury and including dental amalgam (Minamata Convention on Mercury), today we are on the downhill slope of retiring mercury dental fillings to the dustbins of history.
God’s blessing on Sam and the entire Queen family.
Charlie Brown
Washington DC
This tribute was added by Phil Pylant on May 16, 2019
There is no way to describe Sam other than he was truly God’s gift to humanity. Many people past, present, and in the future have, are, and will benefit from his knowledge. As a dear friend of mine said, I will see you soon Sam, and what a reunion it will be.
This tribute was added by Kelly Calabrese on May 16, 2019
Betty, many blessings to you. I know Sam is in a wonderful place once again. It was a privilege to be educated by him and to work for him in the early millennium in Colorado Springs. I will continue to use what he taught me to help those now and in many future years to come.
This tribute was added by Anita Tibau on May 6, 2019
I just heard of this great loss to all of us who have had the chance to know Sam...What an inspiration and truly a man on a mission of health and wellness...He will be deeply missed, but his work will continue to inspire all of us...my deepest condolences to his family and of all the lives he has touched...
This tribute was added by Leigh Robertson on May 5, 2019
Dear Betty,
I'm so sorry to hear that Sam's gone from this earth. He made such huge contributions to peoples' lives and to advance how health care is practiced. I loved working with him and our crew in Colorado Springs. I'll fondly remember the conferences, high teas we had all over the country, his sharp intellect, compassion, and his great stories and jokes. They're lucky to have him in Heaven.
Love, Leigh
This tribute was added by Pam Ousley on May 4, 2019
Sam Queen was an employer of mine in the late 1980's and early 1990's. He encouraged me to write a book which I did. I entitled the book "The Law & Mercury-Free Dentistry." It was a moderate success because of the influence Sam had on others. Sam was a friend of mine as well as an employer. His Christian beliefs were important in my life. I did not have much contact with Sam and Betty after I moved to Washington state. But they remained in my heart and my mind over the years! Betty, I am so sad for your loss and I grieve with you. Sam was an exceptional human being and I'm so glad I had the chance to get to know him and work with him and you both! God bless you.
This tribute was added by Mary Jane Waltemate on May 3, 2019
Sam our dear friend and mentor will be remembered for his quiet, dry sense of humor. For those of us that knew him his humble comforting smile somehow masked his thoughts that were well ahead of the present conversation. His superior intelligence was routinely recalled every time we asked  “Sam how did you you know that?” His love of the Lord was rare in the life of a scientist and his work proclaimed this ministry. An upbeat mood in the review of findings and positive attitude in consultations reflected a heart of love and encouragement. Sam’s focus on “Designed to Win” helped clarify the Creator’s magnificent intention.  Tom and Mary Jane Waltemate
This tribute was added by Sherry Mason on May 2, 2019
Dear Betty and family,
We are so sorry to learn of your recent loss. Sam was such a great asset and his contributions made an indelible mark on so many of our lives. He shared his
talents that God gave him and we are very thankful that our paths crossed in this life. I see in this photo that Sam was looking up. We are looking up as well and look forward to seeing him again in our long home. Please accept our sincerest condolences. He will be greatly missed.
Sincerely,
Dr. Joe, Sherry and Trey Mason
(Elina and John Alexander Mason, too)
This tribute was added by Jim Bush on May 2, 2019
My wife was in her 20's suffering from years of angioedema and urticaria taking daily epinephrine injections. She had a miserable daily life. Sam diagnosed and treated her for mercury poisoning and saved her life and future for nearly 50 years and still going. 
Thanks and Good Bye, Sam
This tribute was added by Francene Lee Taylor on May 2, 2019
RIP dear Sam,
Thank you for all you gave for so long to so many.
I'm in shock. Lots of the pioneers gone now. Please say Hi to Hal Huggins for me if you see him on the other side. You are and will be very missed. Condolences to Sams family
Francene x
This tribute was added by Amy Tjernagel on May 1, 2019
Sam will be greatly missed. I'm alive because of him. I was diagnosed with terminal mercury poisoning in 1993 and Sam took me under his wing and spent the next 8 years helping me to overcome the hell I was in.  Sam inspired me to go on to becoming a naturopath and follow his health model for my clients.  I'm forever greatful and will sincerely miss him. Blessings to his family!
This tribute was added by Cherie Spaulding on May 1, 2019
It was such a pleasure to work for Sam and Betty for 12 years. Oh the memories. I will always treasure my time with Sam and miss him deeply.
This tribute was added by Alan Abrams on April 30, 2019
Peace be with you dear friend and mentor. I cannot think of you without a smile on my face. We laughed together and teased each other. You were always available to talk about a patient or a basketball game and both with the same fervor and delight. You have altered the path of my career; the health of my patients and my family and even a few of my colleagues. You are loved and will be missed.
   My condolences to your family.
This tribute was added by Susana Galle on April 30, 2019
The first time I met Sam was at a 2002 IAACN workshop on "Bioterrorism" in NYC. He certainly came across as someone who marched to the beat of his own drummer. Sam's sharp intellect, breath of knowledge, and humble manner impressed me deeply. Over the ensuing years, we had stimulating conversations spruced up by his sense of humor. It was an honor and a pleasure to share committee work with Sam as IAACN Board members, and to get to know him better. In sharing details of his intricate life trajectory, Sam showed me admirable consistency between his views and his actions. He is an icon to those of us who believe in the pursuit of good health, and in empowering each person to design his/her own program.
This tribute was added by Coco Newton on April 29, 2019
I first heard about this legendary nutrition biochemistry guru on a listserv. Those who learned from him had this extraordinary ability to discern lab testing that informed their clinical treatment of patients.  Sam Queen was this secret treasure among those "in the know", and it was evident that he had his own "Sam's Club" I had to meet him!
My husband, Roger, and I enjoyed our in-depth biochemical pathway conversations, then Sam would zoom it to higher levels. We loved spending time with Betty and Sam in Celebration in 2015. We were honored and moved to be at his home on Easter to say goodbye while he warmly welcomed us and wrote us many notes of wisdom. Thank YOU, Sam, for enlightening our lives. With Love, Coco & Roger
This tribute was added by Amelia Walsh on April 28, 2019
”What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller
Thinking of you, Betty!

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