Kindly transcribed and submitted by Leslie Waidler

The Intelligencer

Sunday, August 31, 2003




MARION FORBES KING, a resident of Lansdale until 1998, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, at Heritage Towers, Doylestown. She was 96.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, ALFRED T. KING SR. in February 1998. They had celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 1997.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late MARY S. and JOHN E. FORBES.

Mrs. King was the proud recipient of the Legion of Honor Award of the Four Chaplains Chapel in Philadelphia in 1967, in recognition of outstanding service to all people regardless of race or faith.

She was an active member of the Republican Women of Pennsylvania, having served on the board of directors and as chairman of the Hostess and Luncheon Committee. She was granted life membership in the organization in 1970. Through this organization she was a soloist for naturalization ceremonies in Philadelphia.

She was a past president of PSPE Wives Auxiliary, Valley Forge Chapter, and a board member of ASME Wives Auxiliary. Mrs. King had been a member of North Penn Hospital Auxiliary, Women's Club of Lansdale and the Eastern Montgomery County Council of Republican Women.

Mrs. King did solo work in many churches and musical groups, and particularly enjoyed singing for weddings. She was a member of Lansdale United Methodist Church, where she was a member of their choir for many years.

She is survived by her daughter, WILLETTA K. GOURLEY and her husband, JOHN, of Chalfont; and her son, ALFRED T. KING JR. and his wife, DONNA (SMITH), of Perkasie. Also surviving are eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. Her family, her church and her music were the most important parts of her life.

A memorial service for relatives and friends will be held at noon Wednesday, Sept. 3, in the Acorn Room, Heritage Towers, 200 Veterans Lane, Doylestown. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in George Washington Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lansdale United Methodist Church, 300 N. Broad St., Lansdale, PA 19446.

Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, Lansdale


The Intelligencer

Sunday, June 22, 2003 


JAMES M. "JIMMY" KING died Tuesday, June 17, 2003. He was 77.

He was the beloved and devoted husband for 56 years of RUTH W. (JONES) KING.

Mr. King was born in Scranton.

He was a proud veteran of World War II, having served with the 101st Airborne Division's Screaming Eagles.

He was a former chief clerk of the Philadelphia Traffic Court.

Jimmy was a gentle giant among men and will be deeply missed by those who were fortunate to have loved and been loved by him.

Mr. King was the loving father of SUZANNE and MICHELLE B.  He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing and funeral beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday at Burns Funeral Home, 9708, Frankford Ave. at Filler Street, Philadelphia. A service of Christian burial will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Whitemarsh Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to the American Diabetes Association, 1 Plymouth Meeting, Suite 520, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462, would be appreciated.








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