Louise King, 101 years old, died peacefully in Mountain Creek Retirement Living, Grand Prairie, on Monday, July 21, 2014, with family by her side. Louise was born Nov. 7, 1912, to Kittie and R.W. King in Douglass. She graduated from Nacogdoches High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics at Stephen F. Austin State College, also in Nacogdoches. She did graduate work at Colorado A&M, Oklahoma State, Texas Woman's University, and Texas A&M University. Louise taught school for several years. During World War II, she operated a nursery school in the petrochemical center of Freeport, Texas. In 1946 she became Willacy County Extension Agent, and served in that capacity for 30 years, having a major impact on many young lives. She was very talented in serving and cooking, and has left behind many beautiful things she created. Miss King is preceded in death by her mother and father; a brother, Ovid King and wife, Pearl; two nieces, Suzanne Sullivan and Dara King; and a brother-in-law, Francis Sullivan. Louise is survived by her brother, the Rev. Bobby King and his wife, Bobbie Joyce; sister, Faye Sullivan; nephew, Michael Sullivan and wife, Susan, and daughter; nephew, R.W. King III; and niece, Kitty Carolyn Dennison and husband, Jerry, and family. Louise was a loving, caring, giving and compassionate lady. She was a friend to all, stranger to none, and will be missed by all those whose lives she touched. Graveside funeral services will be held in the Douglass Cemetery at 11 a.m. Friday, July 25. Jaynes Memorial Chapel.
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Published in The Daily Sentinel on July 25, 2014