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Joan E. KING


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Joan E. KING Obituary
June 29, 1931 - May 18, 2016 Joan Elaine (Hurst) King passed away May 18, 2016 in Calabasas. Born in Cincinnati to George and Ellen (Brown) Hurst, she moved with her family to Hollywood in 1944. She worked for the U.S. Army in Heidelberg before translating Russian documents for the NSA in Maryland. After earning a B.A. from UC Berkeley, she worked for RAND until her 1963 marriage to Jerome Austin King, an engineer with Rocketdyne. While raising her children, she earned a law degree and spent decades as a practicing attorney. She traveled the world and loved bridge, puzzles of all kinds, and debating politics and history. Joan is survived by her children Lawrence, Cara, and Greg King; stepchildren Nora King and Dorothy King Miller; grandchildren Victoria, Austin, Oliver, and Colin King; and siblings Don, Virginia, Paul, and Larry Hurst. She is predeceased by husband Jerome Austin King and sister Nancy Hurst Krieger. Joan's funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, at St Bernardine Church in Woodland Hills.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on May 22, 2016
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