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Golda Darlene King (1928-2014) Obituary

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Golda Darlene King (1928-2014) Obituary

Posted: 16 Mar 2014 3:12PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: King, Jepsen
Logan Herald Journal, 03/16/14

FAIRVIEW, IDAHO — Golda Darlene King, 86, returned to her Father in Heaven on the morning of March 15, 2014, in Preston, Idaho. Darlene was born Feb. 20, 1928, in Mink Creek, Idaho, to Julius and Della Jepsen. She is the youngest of six children. Freamon (Ada) Jepsen, Ella (Lloyd) Elwood, Ella (Grant) Jones, Lester (Loa ) Jepsen, and Valora (Morris) Parry.

She attended grade school at Glenco Elementary in Mink Creek then later moved to Preston and lived with her sister and brother-in-law Ella and Grant while attending high school. A year later her family moved to Preston. While working at the Isis Theater as a “theater girl,” she met John Grant King of Lewiston, Utah. Later they were married in the Logan LDS temple on April 8, 1949. Together they raised four children: Eloise (Kevin) Ogden, Garth (Anne) King, Darrell (Alice) King, and Chad (Kathleen) King. Together they enjoyed their 17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren (with one on the way), and gladly relished the role of “community grandparents” to many others.

She served many callings in the LDS Church, such as Young Women’s and Relief Society teacher, Stake Missionary, Primary Teacher, Ward Single Adult Leader, Visiting Teacher and a worker in the Logan LDS temple baptistry. She was also an active member of DUP and served in the Preston Auxiliary group as a Pink Lady. Darlene loved to travel, attend plays, shows and anything and everything that her grandkids were involved in. She was a great cook and shared that talent with many; her biggest joy came from giving her time and service to others.

Darlene was preceded in death by her husband, John, both parents, two brothers, one sister, and her son-in-law, Michael Bronson.

The family would like to thank those who have touched her life and brought her comfort and joy. A viewing will be held in her honor.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, in the Fairview Second Ward Chapel with Bishop John Griffeth conducting. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 8th East in Preston, and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com  .

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