Mildred King

Obituary of Mildred King

Mildred Frances King was born on September 3, 1927 to Minnie F. and J. Phillip Morrison, in Iowa Park, Texas. At age 14, while working at a skating rink, a soldier named V.R. “Budâ€? King, stationed nearby, asked her for a lesson. A few months later, on December 21, 1942, they began almost 60 years of marriage. One grandchild was quoted saying “Watching their lives was like watching the greatest love story ever—and was an honor to witness.â€? After the war, the couple settled in Burlington, Colorado, where Mildred helped Bud in many business ventures. Along with bookkeeping for the dray business and auto dealership, she took in ironing and laundry; but most knew her best as a devoted wife, mother, friend, and caregiver. Motherhood began with the birth of V. Richard “Dickâ€? on August 25, 1944, while Bud was stationed in Hawaii. After God called home their first daughter, Phyllis at the age of four, they had three other girls: Sue, Debbie, and Julie. Her compassionate heart also found love and time for 14 foster children. Mildred always made time for all her children’s and grandchildren’s ballgames, concerts and school activities. Seeing any child brought her joy, and she always sought opportunities to care for or just be around children. Mildred was active in the Burlington community for 60 years as a member of the VFW Auxiliary and various community service organizations. Her warmth was displayed through the dozens of quilts and needlework crafts she created, and she will be remembered for her strength, faith and compassion as a bedside caregiver for many. She and Bud saw much of the United States traveling in their motor home, and enjoyed many winters in Arizona and Texas. Mildred passed away on February 13, 2006, at the age of 78. Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Post 6491 or the Alzheimer’s Association and left at Equitable Savings & Loan in Burlington, CO. She was preceded in death by her father Phillip, 1962; mother Minnie, 1990; husband V.R. “Budâ€? King, 2002; daughter Phyllis, 1951; brother Chester Morrison, 1986; son-in-law Craig Mann, 2000. She is survived by her son Dick (Jane) of Craig, CO; daughters Sue Keirnes (Doug) of Littleton, CO; Debbie Hinkhouse (Barry) of Burlington, CO; Julie Mann of Littleton, CO. Grandchildren: Rich (Diane), their children Casey, Cameron, Carlin, Cayden of Craig, CO; Kelly Kaemerer (Fred), their children Madison and Nicholas of Highlands Ranch, CO; Brad (Kristy), their children Ashley, Josey and Kori of Craig, CO; Annie and Linnea Keirnes of Littleton, CO; Matt, Chris and Kate Hinkhouse of Burlington, CO; Jenny Yahn (Brad), Kaley and Samantha Adolf, and Michael Hinkhouse of Burlington, CO; Chad Mann (Renae) of Wakeeney, KS; Erica Sponsel (Dustin) of Denton, TX; Aaron Mann (Kristi) of Colby, KS. Brother, J.D. Morrison of Iowa Park, TX; Sisters-in-law Dema Morrison of Iowa Park, TX and Mabel Pickerill of Burlington, CO; Many nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends. Funeral Services for Mrs. King were held on Saturday, February 18, 2006 at 2:00 PM at the Burlington United Methodist Church with Pastor Jeff Babb officiating. Burial followed in the Fairview Cemetery. Visitation was held on Friday, February 17, 2006 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Love Funeral Home in Burlington. Memorials may be made in Mildred’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Burlington VFW Post 6491 and may be left at the Equitable Savings and Loan Bank in Burlington.
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