Nancy Wickes King
Nancy Kratzer King passed away peacefully at the age of 90 on Saturday, August 14, 2021. Nancy, daughter of Elizabeth Weathered Wickes and Henry A. Krazter, Jr., was raised in Chestertown, MD before moving with her mother and siblings to Pasadena, CA in 1940. She attended St. Andrews Catholic School and participated in baseball, basketball, volleyball and swimming.

Nancy married George M. Logsdon in 1950 and had 4 daughters. In 1963 she and her daughters moved to Palm Springs, CA where she worked for her mother at "The Knit Wit" knitting and designing clothing. After her mother retired, Nancy moved "The Knit Wit" to the newly opened South Coast Plaza in southern California's Orange County. She always considered this move, and its subsequent success, as one of her greatest accomplishments. As a creative and resourceful entrepreneur throughout her life, she later owned several other businesses.

Though a single mother known to work endlessly, Nancy also shared her passion for boating, water skiing and dancing. Many loved her contagious smile, positive attitude and persistent determination. Retiring in Laguna Woods, CA, she volunteered at the Braille Institute to teach a knit class and enjoyed performing synchronized swimming with the "Aquadettes" until 88 years old.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents and siblings Henry A. Kratzer III, Mary Jean Hudson and Philip L. Kratzer. She is survived by her 4 daughters, Karen Marshall, Kim Logsdon, Lisa Ocepek and Jean Travis; 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. A private family service will be held at a later date.
Published by Kent County News on Aug. 18, 2021.
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