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Michael King

When a king dies, his people mourn. Now is our time to mourn the passing of Michael King on November 12, 2014. His people, wife Jeanine King; sons Phillip Clauson (Bobbi), David (Maunalee) King, Gabriel King; daughter Hillary (Tony) Chamberlain; beloved grandson Dawson Chamberlain; brothers Pete (Jan) King, Steve (Linda Caron) King; in-laws Louise Dillow, Dan (Bonnie) Dillow, Tim (Gissela) Dillow; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends too numerous to name, all grieve at our great loss. Mike, or Mike King as he was known to his friends, was born September 3, 1952 in Dayton, Ohio, to Peter James and Marilee King.

He attended Ohio State University on an Evans Scholarship earning both his bachelors and his masters degree. He ventured west to Glenwood Springs in 1976, embracing the mountains, the Broncos, skiing, coaching youth sports as well as being a soccer referee. He never let a moment go past where he did not thank God for another day in paradise.

His passion was his music, as a gifted pianist, and his job at Valley View Hospital, as a registrar. Mike loved seeing people moved and healed by both. Mike fought and won 3 battles with cancer. The fourth and final battle didn’t see him succumb to the cancer, but rather overcome it by leaving the limitations of his earthly body to reside with his Savior and Heavenly Father.

The dude abides above, for those of us still here, please join us for a memorial service Saturday, Nov. 15th at 1pm at the Summit Bound Church located on Pitkin Ave. in GWS. A reception/gathering will be from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the St. Stephen’s Catholic Church basement.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Callaway-Young Cancer Center atvvh.org.

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