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William King

Obituary of William King

William (Bill) King


William (Bill) King passed away in his home Sunday, October 9, 2011. He was born in Elizabeth Pennsylvania on March 11, 1930. He went into the Army in September of 1950. In November of 1974 he married his beloved wife Linda Soukup in Grand Lake, Colorado. Bill not only made a living with his carpenter skills but he was a generous man often giving a helping hand to friends and neighbors. Bill was most known for his career at the East Grand School District as a custodian where the kids all referred to him "Mr. King."

He is survived by his wife, Linda of Granby, CO: his daughter, Kimberly and husband Robert Smith of Granby, CO: and his grandson Ayden Hickman of Granby, CO. He is also survived by his nephews, whom he referred to as his sons, Phillip Soukup Jr and wife Kim (children Dalton and Jenna), of Grand Junction, CO: Donald Soukup and wife Kelsey (children Keegan and Gavin).

A memorial celebration of Bill's life will take place at the Inn at SilverCreek in the Longleaf room at 2:00pm on Saturday, October 15, 2011 with reception to follow.

Donations can be made in Bill's name to:

American Cancer Society

P.O. Box 22718

Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718

Leave a condolence for the family, share a story about Bill or add a photo to Bill's "Book of Memories" at www.grandcountymortuary.com. Mark H. Shearon, Funeral Director, Grand County Mortuary, is in charge of arrangements. 970-725-9010.

Service Details

Saturday, October 15th, 2011 2:00pm, Silver Creek Inn

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Linda and Kim We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. May his memories carry you all through these diffucult times and throughout your lives. We were very glad the we got to know Bill while he was in Pittsburgh. Hopefully we will talk soon. Our deepest sympathy Richard and Leon (Lynn's brother and partner)

Richard Bereznak and Leon Vogiatzis Oct 20 2011 12:00 AM

Linda and Kim, Our thoughts are with you and your family. If you need help with anything give us a call. 970-531-7735. Doug & Shannon

Doug & Shannon Richards Oct 16 2011 12:00 AM

Linda and family, Bill was such a wonderful person. He always had a word of wisdom and was a wealth of knowledge if you needed it and a great smile. He so loved all of his family. He will greatly missed. God bless all of you. Lana & Mel

Lana & Mel Waggoner Oct 14 2011 12:00 AM

Linda and Family, I will never forget how kind Bill was to me on many occasions. Linda I remember when I was a little girl and You and Bill were married. My mother (Martha Thurston) had your reception at our restaurant He was so in love with you. When Bill figured out who I was after I was grown he always mentioned that. Bill was a wealth of information and always had something nice to say. My condolences to all of you, I feel blessed to have known such a nice person. Debbie Cassel

Debbie (Thurston) Cassel Oct 13 2011 12:00 AM