Annette Jobe King
Annette Jobe King passed away June 30, 2008, in Glenwood Springs, having celebrated her 89th birthday with family and friends the week before. She was born June 23, 1919, in Dunlap, Iowa, to Woodrow and Grace Jobe. At the age of 1, she moved with her family to Fort Collins, where she lived for 30 years. She never lost her love for Colorado. Last August, she attended her 70th high school reunion in Fort Collins, never missing a high school reunion during 70 years. Mrs. King was first married to Johnny Geer, whom she met in Fort Collins. He served in World War II and was killed in action. After the war, she met Harold King. The couple was married Feb.11, 1949, in Fort Collins, and they moved to Texas. Mrs. King was very active in her church, and loved to sing in the choir. She loved life and always greeted friends with a wonderful smile. She was a friend to children, and loved to attend children’s programs at church or at school. She was a genuinely kind person to everyone, and was interested in whatever others were doing.She and her husband Harold traveled to annual Air Force reunions, held all over the U.S., and they made an annual visit to Estes Park. She traveled alone, meeting up with her daughter and her family, until a few months ago. She never wanted to miss out on anything, and rarely did. She was the first to sign up for the conservatory events, concerts, plays or any other church or community event. Because of her love for cats and dogs, she was a supporter of BARK, an animal rescue organization. She loved to be with her four cats, and it seemed all the other cats in the neighborhood or strays knew they could get a good meal and lots of love at her house, too.Mrs. King is survived by her daughter, Charlotte Sue King (Peter) Sharpe; and grandson Jeffrey C. Sharpe of Los Angeles. She was preceded in death by her first and second husbands.A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, at Grandview Cemetery in Fort Collins. A memorial service will be held July 8 at the First Baptist Church in Clifton, Texas.Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Clifton, in honor of Annette King.
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