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Alma L. King

1922 - 2013 BENNINGTON Alma Louise Hambly King departed this life on Thursday, March 7, 2013.

She was born on May 3, 1922 in Schenectady, N.Y. Her parents were William W. Hambly and Flora Emily Emma Shilling Hambly. After graduation from Mt. Pleasant High School, she worked as a beautician and at Schenectady General Electric.

Following her marriage to Charles B. King on April 18, 1942 and the birth of their first child, Alma moved with her son to Arlington, Va., to be with her husband while he was stationed at the Pentagon during World War II. After VJ day, the family returned to the Woodlawn section of Schenectady and, then, to Rotterdam.

Mrs. King was a life-long member of St. George's Episcopal Church, Schenectady. She participated in the Sunday School, St. Cecilia's Choir, and the Young People's Fellowship as a child. In her adult years, she taught Sunday School, led the Wednesday Guild, taught ceramic art, was President of the Episcopal Church Women, served on the Diocesan Board of the ECW, attended the National ECW Triennial Meeting in Detroit in 1988, was the Directress of St. George's Altar Guild and served on both the Associate Vestry and the Vestry.

In the community, Alma was active in the American Legion Auxiliary of Post 1092, was a Cub Scout Den Mother, a Brownie Troop Leader, and an elementary school room mother. She was also an Election Inspector for over 25 years at Pinewood School in Rotterdam.

She rejoiced in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. While she was able, she was known for her culinary and artistic talents. She maintained her quick wit throughout her life.

In addition to her parents, Alma was predeceased by her husband in 2001 after nearly 59 years of marriage, and by her older sister, Jean Mary Hambly.

Alma is survived by her three children, Charles B. King, Jr. (Alice), Susan K. DiCamillo (Joseph Marino), and David C. King (Donna). She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The family is grateful for the loving care provided by the staff of Emeritus at Fillmore Pond, Bennington.

FUNERAL NOTICE: At her request, there will be no viewing hours. Her Requiem Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13, at St. George's Church, 30 North Ferry Street, Schenectady. Following the Mass, her ashes will be laid to rest in the St. George's Columbarium.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. George's Church. Arrangements are under the direction of GRISWOLD FUNERAL HOME, 1867 State St., Schenectady. To express online condolences, please visit www.sbfuneralhome.com.
Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 11, 2013
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