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Dorothy King

The Aberdeen Times of Aberdeen, Idaho

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Dorothy E. King, 85, of Pocatello, formerly of Aberdeen, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 at Portneuf Medical Center. Her passing came following the diagnosis of stage 4 kidney cancer. Dorothy was born Nov. 1, 1927 in Aberdeen, ID, to Don Barton Parrish and Ellen May Wheeler Parrish.

Dorothy spent her early years in Aberdeen attending schools and graduating from Aberdeen High School. She married Lowell D. King on April 17, 1946 in Boise. They moved to a farm that he owned in Aberdeen and she spent her life farming by his side. She also worked for 20 years until her retirement at Lamb Weston.

Dorothy loved her family and treasured every moment they spent together. She was able to visit with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in her last days and hours. Dorothy loved family get-togethers, camping trips and fishing outings. She enjoyed her garden and also her flowers. She was a wonderful homemaker, teaching her five daughters canning, sewing, gardening and the joy of service. She loved crocheting, embroidery, and textile painting. She was a proficient quilter and also an excellent seamstress, making our school clothes for years.

Dorothy was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in many positions in the church Primary and Relief Society.

Dorothy is survived by five daughters: Dee Ann (Allan) Christiansen, Lava Hot Springs; Carol Newman family of California; Loa (Bob) Lounsbury, Pocatello; Barbara (Dean) Gilbert, Bancroft; and Trena (Blake) Carlsen, Spring Creek, NV; 16 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and one sister, Glenna Parrish, Chubbuck. She was preceded in death by her spouse Lowell, her parents, sister Melva Jolley, and two brothers, Gene Parrish and Ray Parrish.

The family greeted friends on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the LDS Church, 149 W. Central, Aberdeen. The graveside committal was at 12:30 p.m. Following the graveside there was a luncheon and short program at the church to celebrate her life. Condolences and memories may be shared at

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Original Publication Date: January 30, 2013

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