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Victoria May "Vicki" Owens King
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Birth: Apr. 30, 1911
East Saint Louis
St. Clair County
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 27, 2011
Columbia
Boone County
Missouri, USA

Victoria "Vicki" May King, 100, of Columbia passed away Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Memorial Funeral Home. A graveside service will immediately follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
She was born April 30, 1911, in East St. Louis, Ill., to Benjamin F. and Lillian Owens. She was one of four children. She married Grady King in 1946 in Los Angeles. He preceded her in death. Vicki was a professional pianist and singer who worked with the top bands throughout the 1930s until she started her own group in the 1940s. She also played small roles in movies in Hollywood and Los Angeles. Later, she and her husband, Grady, formed their own small band and played at venues throughout the United States and Canada, most notably at the Baker Hotel in Dallas, from 1957 to 1967. She was a member of the musicians union in both Dallas and Hollywood. A member of First United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs, Texas, she was the church pianist until her move to Columbia in 1998. She resided at the Terrace and the Bluffs and continued to play for local events at both residences, as well as the Columbia Senior Activity Center. She is survived by her only son, Kent King; daughter-in-law Becky; two grandchildren, Christopher King and Kellye Dubinski; son-in-law Josh; four great-grandchildren; and several great-nieces and -nephews. She was preceded in death by one sister, Georgia; and two brothers, Benjamin F. Jr. and Charles. 
 
Burial:
Memorial Park Cemetery
Columbia
Boone County
Missouri, USA
 
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Record added: Dec 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81323040
Victoria May Vicki <i>Owens</i> King
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Victoria May Vicki <i>Owens</i> King
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Victoria May Vicki <i>Owens</i> King
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- Zane's Mom
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