In Loving Memory of

Betty Turner Queen


Betty Turner Queen the daughter of Harold and Edith Doyle was born in Memphis, TN on July
23, 1932.
She found peace on August 10, 2022, in Gainesville.
Betty traveled all over the world while also raising five children in the Keys.
She later moved to Gainesville and met Bill. They also traveled and fell in love with Lake Tahoe
where they were married. Betty was a huge Gator fan, going to baseball, football, and
basketball. The 06-07 basketball team was her favorite.
Betty wrote many stories and essays about her life and family. She also loved sharing them with
her writing class. Betty was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all.
She is survived by husband, William “Bill” Queen, sons, David Smith, Michael Smith, and Paul
“Bob” Turner, daughters, Debby Carstensen, and Theresa Hollaway, step-daughters, Stacy Kriser
and family, and Christine Queen, grandchildren, Nicole Carstensen, Christopher Harvey, and
Matthew Harvey, as well as her beloved dogs, Blackjack, Danny, and Princess.
Flowers or donations in her memory to St. Judes Children’s Hospital would be greatly
Funeral services will be celebrated on Monday, August 15 th at 2:00 pm at Forest Meadows
Funeral Home, 725 NW 23 rd Avenue Gainesville.

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5 Responses

  1. Teri Smith at · Reply

    Thank you for your kindnesses and love and for accepting me into the Smith clan. I am so happy you are free from pain & the impediments of this life but you will be missed so much.

    We love you 💕

  2. Rhonda Smith at · Reply

    My heart is sad but I know she is with my mom Corrine Martz, her best friend, drinking those Harvey Wallbangers they loved so much. RIP Aunt Betty. 🙏

  3. Joy Scanlon at · Reply

    Betty, lived her life fully, Now may she rest in peace 🙏

  4. De Jesus Family at · Reply

    Dear Debbie, Queen, Carstensen, Smith, and Harvey Families

    My deepest condolences to you and your family during this time.

    We share a tradition of ensuring that our mom got to enjoy their travel interest especially on their birthdays. Think of all the wonderful memories you created and experienced taking her away every year.

    As you manage these challenging days, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. If you need anything, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

    Great picture; may your beautiful mom rest in peace.

    Nancy De Jesus & Family

  5. David Smith at · Reply


    I will miss you and love you always.
    I am so happy that we came to love each other and appreciate each other’s feelings more now than ever.
    I will miss our long phone chats talking about family or The Gators or watching golf on Sundays. I am proud to be your son and will cherish the memories of the good times we shared.

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