|Birth: ||Feb. 27, 1976|
|Death: ||Jun. 9, 1989|
Kilee King was born February 27, 1976 in Bountiful, Utah to Susan Slinger and J. Wayne King. She was the youngest of their three children together, having an older brother and sister.
A typical 13-year-old who sometimes decorated friends' houses with toilet paper, Kilee dreamed of becoming a member of the Olympic gymnastic team. She was in the top class at the local USA Gymnastics Club until 1988.
Friends and neighbors characterized Kilee as vivacious, energetic and a natural leader. She had just completed a term as 7th grade vice president at South Davis Junior High School. She was a happy-go-lucky girl who went out of her way to involve the less popular and less outgoing, according to her family's LDS Bishop Shermon Fuller.
Friends and neighbors recalled Kilee's courage after she severely cut her leg when she slipped through a glass door at Boulton Elementary School. She was hospitalized and then on crutches for months. She returned to her active lifestyle, including a babysitting job to help pay for the plastic surgery to repair a scar on her leg.
According to her friend, Katie Gardiner, Kilee was somebody everybody liked, and she was always the one to get her fellow student leaders started on planning student activities.
Kilee was a season pass holder at Lagoon Amusement Park in Farmington and often went with friends. She was there on June 9, 1989 when she died due to an accidental fall from the White Roller Coaster. The community lost a talented girl with a lot to offer to the world.
"Kilee Was Happy and Caring Girl, Friends Recall"
Deseret News, Monday, June 12 1989
John Wayne King (1947 - 2015)
"You are in our hearts forever."
Bountiful Memorial Park
Plot: F-SECTION 31-518-4
Created by: Chantel
Record added: Aug 09, 2012
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