Sam Matson Jr.

August 2, 2010
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Saudi Aramco retiree,  Sam Matson Jr. passed away in Austin, Texas, Aug. 2, 2010 after a long illness.

A celebration of his life will be held on October 9, at 10 a.m. with his family and friends on Campus of SDSU at Scripps Cottage. Donations in Sam's name made to Hospice of Austin Christopher House 2820 E. MLK Blvd, Austin, TX 78702.

8 Comments for “Sam Matson Passed Away”

  1. Gravatar of DrcarolDrcarol
    Posted Tuesday, January 04, 2011 at 6:29:49 PM

    Dear Margie: John and I were so saddened to hear of Sam's passing. I remember the pleasure Sam had in welding -- in fact as I write this to you, I can see him  welding his self-portrait for the Dhahran Art Show back in 1981 as we were filming him. You and Sam moved into the Khobar apartment house around the time we were moving into camp back in 1975. I would love to reconnect with you and I can be reached at  Our wishes for your strength as you live each and every day. Peace, Carol & John Moore

  2. Gravatar of mxtsaimxtsai
    Posted Monday, November 08, 2010 at 3:45:10 PM

    ming tsai said on November 8 2010

    Magie, Sam's passing is a great loss to all of us who have known him and worked with him. we valued his friendship and the memory of his warm and decency. We send you our sincerely condonlences, and we shall miss him very much.

    Ming & Pearl tsai

  3. Gravatar of GrampaGrampa
    Posted Wednesday, November 03, 2010 at 4:56:17 AM

    Margie, this is the first I knew Sam was ill and has left us. We exchanged so many emails after retiring and I so enjoyed his sense of humor, his point of view, his outlook on life. He truly was one of my very favorite people and there are no words that can console. Sam was a very special, perhaps one of the most unselfish, warm, and sensitive people I have ever met.  I will miss Sam very much. Jim Leahy

  4. Gravatar of larrydonlarrydon
    Posted Wednesday, November 03, 2010 at 12:19:38 AM

    Donna and I just want to say hello and let you know that we are thinking of you. It seems one always remembers certain things about friends. When the new fad of hanging up side down to stretch your self came to be, it was done with special shoes something like ski boots. Sam decided he could make a pair of boots and did so from old running shoes with rebar through them. He tried it when Margie was not at home and wound up hanging upside down for a very long time. It was the end of his running days but it certainly shows how Sam was always working on something no one else could ever have thought of. We will miss him

    Larry and Donna Donahoo

  5. Gravatar of sandsciersandscier
    Posted Wednesday, November 03, 2010 at 12:02:02 AM

    Sam was one of the good guys. Never a harsh word and always willing to help with a smile. A true pleasure to have known him since the early 80's. Can't believe he is gone as we just visited with him last year at the Las Vegas Aramco Reunion. Our thoughts go out to his wife Margie and daughter Allison. 

    Dave & Christel Scott

  6. Gravatar of nazarcanazarca
    Posted Tuesday, November 02, 2010 at 5:23:32 PM

    Dear Mrs Matson: Sam will be missed by very many people for his personal qualities as well as his professional ones. I had the pleasure of knowing Sam in the 70's and eighties in Saudi Arabia. Although I never saw him again, I kept track of him through Bob Daugherty, Jeff Schnell, Bob Womack and Preston Neely. I always will remember his good nature and great personal qualities.May he rest in Peace. Carlos A. Nazar

  7. Gravatar of Engr.Sheik Abudul Mohamed Engr.Sheik Abudul Mohamed
    Posted Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 4:59:34 AM

    Wao a great father ,friend and mentor passed away but such is life we came in a day and by all mean leave one by one ..may your soul rest in peace ...SAMUEL I. MATSON JR.
    I need a trust of your with proven identity to reach me via my email for an important discussion ..i need that soonest.
    Engr.Sheik Abudul Mohamed
    Global oil investment limited

    Saudi Aramco

  8. Gravatar of Mohammed S QureshiMohammed S Qureshi
    Posted Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 7:51:58 PM

    I remember Sam, he was my mentor and supervisor in estimating division during my early days in 1978. He is the one who picked us from Dhahran airport when we first arrived from Houston in 12/1977.

    Great man, very helpful. My sincere condolences to his family,

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