Helen Gladys (Shadoan) King (1913 - 2007)

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  • "What a wonderful person she was and I will always remember..."
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Helen Gladys King, 93, of Bozeman passed away March 6, 2007. She was born July 23, 1913, in Clyde Park to John Milton and Loretta Cathryn (Shadoan) Shadoan.
Following her graduation from Park County High School, she worked for the pea canary in Bozeman for two years.
Helen married Charles Harold King in Spokane, Wash., on Oct. 6, 1935, and the couple made Bozeman their permanent home. However, the family lived three years in Cut Bank, and spent a year in Germany while Harold worked for the military.
Following Harold's retirement, they stayed ten years in Yellowstone Park while he worked for the National Park Service.
Helen was a member of the Lily of the Valley, Chapter No. 4, Order of Eastern Star; the Neighbors of Woodcraft; and the United Commercial Travelers. She served as Mother Advisor for Rainbow Girls. She was an active member of Grand Avenue Christian Church, where she served as a deaconess, and president of the Christian Women's Fellowship. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, traveling, and loved playing cards.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1999, and by eight brothers and sisters.
Helen is survived by son, Charles Harold (Karen) King Jr. of Friendswood, Texas; daughter, Kathy (Lew) Hackleman of Terre Haute, Ind.; and daughter, D'Arla King of Bozeman; grandchildren: Kevin (Pam) King of Dallas, Texas; Kari Joe Woodling of Friendswood, Texas; Kirby (Leslie) King of Belgrade; Kim Hackleman and husband, Mike Harvey of Coventry, England; Hal Hackleman of Terre Haute, Ind.; Robyn (Travis) Miller of Bozeman; and Kelly (Travis) Munter of Bozeman. She is also survived by great-grandchildren: Lauren and Brennon King of Dallas, Texas; Kayla, Kory, Karly, and Kinly Woodling of Friendswood, Texas; Spencer Steinman of Whidbey Island, Wash.; Kelly Steinman of Belgrade; Max and Zach Harvey of Coventry, England; Collin Miller of Bozeman; and Mikayla Munter of Belgrade.
Also surviving are two sisters, Lucile Durgan of Livingston, and Jeanne Billman of Spokane, Wash.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Dokken-Nelson Sunset Chapel. Private family interment will take place in Sunset Hills Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gallatin Rest Home, 1221 W. Durston Road, Bozeman 59715.
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Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Mar. 7, 2007
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