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Kingsley P. Joneson

Kingsley P. Joneson passed away this month at the age of 80. He was born in 1932 in Muskegon, MI to Dorothy Marie Poland and Jonas Tage Joneson, a Swedish immigrant. He graduated from Muskegon Senior High School and went on to the University of Michigan where he played in the marching band, one of the highlights of his life. King enjoyed music of all varieties, ranging from jazz to symphony to the school band concerts of his children. After earning his Engineering degree he was recruited to work for Boeing in Seattle, WA where he logged 40 years of service. He later earned his MBA from the University of Washington. After arriving in Seattle he joined the First United Methodist Church Young Adult group, where he met and courted a Miss Evelyn A. Dodge, whom he eventually persuaded to marry him. They enjoyed over 53 years of the marriage adventure together, which included hiking, camping, theater-going, concerts, outings with their Young Adult friends (now called "The Merriweds"), family events with his wife's large extended family, and raising three children. King spent many hours in service to his community, ranging from Portage Bay/ Roanoke Park Community Council meetings, activist work to prevent the demolition of Seward School, and participation in every church committee which did not involve cooking. Kingsley was preceded in death by his brother Jerry, but survived by his wife, Evelyn; by his children Esther, Gunnar, and Suzanne; by his grandchildren Rose and Cricket; and by his sisters Jone and Julie. A memorial service celebrating Kingsley's life will be held at 11:00 am at the First United Methodist Church of Seattle on January 5, 2013, at 180 Denny Way (west of the Pacific Science Center). Free church parking is around the corner on Warren. Charitable donations in Kingsley's name may be made to the Northwest Parkinson's Foundation, 400 Mercer St. #504, Seattle WA 98109 www.nwpf.org.
Published in The Seattle Times from Dec. 30, 2012 to Jan. 4, 2013
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