Ann Vickery King

Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2001

Kenai resident Ann Vickery King died Sunday, April 29, 2001, at Heritage Place in Soldotna. She was 72.

Memorial services will be 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. Dick Jorgensen will officiate. Mrs. King's ashes will be scattered in Kachemak Bay near Homer.

Mrs. King was born Feb. 17, 1929, in Boston, Mass. She graduated from high school and had four years of college. She moved to Anchorage in March 1957. In 1958, she worked for the U.S. Marshals' office. She then began working for Elmendorf Hospital in 1961. In 1969, she worked for the Alaska Native Services Hospital, retiring in 1975. She moved to Kenai in 1984.

Mrs. King was a member of the Pioneers of Alaska, Emblem Club, a Past Matron of the Anchorage Chapter No. 3 of the Order of the Eastern Star, Alaska Court No. 1 of the Order of the Amaranth, Waheed Court No. 81, and the Ladies Oriental Shrine. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, reading, visiting new places and fishing on the boat in Kachemak Bay.

Her family said, "She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. We will miss her. She was a pioneer Alaskan who homesteaded at Little Willow. Her best memories were of family, friends and life in the great Alaska outdoors."

Mrs. King is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Alton Shook of Kenai; sons and daughters-in-law Fred and Chris Yates of Juneau and George and Melanie Yates of Anchorage; grandsons Gene Yates of Juneau, Cal Burton and his fiancee, Tracy Murphy, of Anchorage; granddaughters Tisha Chaffin and her husband Jared of Juneau, Luaryn Yates of Anchorage, Katy Ludwig of Seattle, Shannon Carandang and her husband Chris of Juneau, Racheal Ludwig of Santa Barbara, Calif.; and great-grandchildren Alex Kaer, Damon Ludwig, Ariel Yates, Isiah Carandang, Samantha Chaffin, Micheala Ludwig-Yates and Alliyah Carandang all of Juneau.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Kenai Senior Citizens Center, 381 Senior Court, Kenai, AK 99611.

Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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