Sue Ann Dentel King
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Sue Ann Dentel King passed away peacefully with family at her side, on June 22nd at the age of 74, after a valiant fight with breast cancer.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, David; her sons, Darryl (Tonya) and Phillip (Christine), her grandchildren, Amanda, Julia, and Jacob; sisters, Ruth Hoffman, Nancy Rock, and Beverly Weed; brothers, Glenn, Quentin, Tom and Dennis; brother-in-law, Peter King (Fran); and 26 nephews and nieces.
Sue was born and raised in Port Huron, Michigan, the 8th of 9 children. As with all her siblings, she was born at home. She was preceded in death by her father, Freeman and mother, Ruth, and her eldest brother, Bertrand. Her mother was widowed with nine children, yet Sue and all of her siblings were college educated. Sue received her degree in education from the University of Michigan where she met David King, an engineering student. They were married in Ann Arbor on June 22, 1962. She passed away on their 52nd anniversary. Prior to her marriage she taught school in Port Huron and Brighton and enjoyed living on the shore of Lake Huron with her mother. Sue enjoyed camping and trips to the mountains and national parks from her home in Seattle, Washington. She cherished dogs; that affection started as a teenager when she delivered the Times Herald and a kind couple on her route let her pet their dog. Her German Shepherd, Victor (2nd) survives her. She was proud of her heritage; she was a direct descendant of Ebenezier Mackintosh, known as The Keeper of the Liberty Tree for his participation in the American Revolution. Her grandfather, Joseph Janousek, homesteaded a quarter section of land in the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma - draught, tornados, and the last Indian raid prompted a return to Michigan. Sue was a kind, considerate and forgiving person whose smile could brighten a room; her laugh could lift any mood. She was passionate in every part of her life, but she was most grateful for time spent with her grandchildren and her dog. Sue was loved and will be mourned by all who knew her.
Published in The Times Herald on Aug. 3, 2014