Kody King

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    - Krystal
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    - John Diores
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    - Brandon Zarzoza

Kody Kenneth King, 26, died June 10, 2009 after his canoe tipped over in Sand Lake in Anchorage. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Presbyterian Church at the corner of Huffman Road and Lorraine Street. Kody was born Oct. 11, 1982, in Anchorage to Kelly and Darla King. He graduated from Service High School in 2001 and attended the University of Alaska Anchorage. He was just beginning his career as an A&P aircraft mechanic with Southern Air after working for Pegasus and World Airway. Kody had several great loves in his life: his family, especially his nieces and nephews; his girlfriend Sara, whom he planned to marry; his boxer Kooper and bulldog Scout; and the Alaska outdoors. In fact, one could often find Kody enjoying all of these loves at the same time playing frisbee golf with his brother Shawn, Sara and his "kids," Kooper and Scout. Kody loved life and was just beginning to make it his own. He was a peacemaker among family and friends. He will be greatly missed. Kody is survived by his parents, Kelly and Darla King; two brothers, George and Shawn King; Nanny and Papa, Ina and Dale Adkison; Grandpa, Harley King; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Published in Anchorage Daily News from June 17 to June 18, 2009