Leslie W. King

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Leslie W. King

"It was a stormy, windy, rainy night in June 1921 when my Dad jumped into his model "T" Ford and sped into the small country town of Everson, WA to summon the only doctor in town. The Doctor soon came to their house one mile away to deliver a baby boy born to Dolly Wallen King and Paul Revere King at 9:40 p.m. June 6, 1921. That baby boy was me."
Leslie Warren King, age 91, died peacefully at home on December 30, 2012. He grew up with his sisters Thelma, Arvilla, and Alice, on their Everson farm, graduating from Mt. Baker High in 1940.
He served in the Army from 1942 to 1945. He married Emma L Fitzwilliam, his wife of 60 years, in August 1952. His children are Renea, Mari, Valerie, Rick, Jewell, and Cheri. In addition, he leaves behind grandchildren, Toni, Angela, Nathan, Jeremiah, Rachel, Michael, Joshua, Mandi, Anne; several great-grand-children; and honorary loving friend, Cherie.
Les worked in a variety of fields including owning a grocery store which closed due to unpaid IOU's, Boeing, an Alaskan Cannery, a saw mill, running a service station, Fuller Brush sales, Rainier News delivery driver, and wooden toy making which he enjoyed after retirement. He was immensely fond of traveling and embarked on countless RV trips throughout his life, visiting nearly every state and province, spending many winters in the Arizona desert. He was a kindhearted and gentle father and grandpa who will be dearly missed.

"The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control."
Galatians 5:22-23.



Published in The Herald (Everett) on Jan. 3, 2013
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