|Birth: ||Sep. 15, 1871|
Box Elder County
|Death: ||Jan. 11, 1969|
Louis Debenham King passed away in Cardston on Saturday, Jan. 11, in his 98th year, beloved husband of Mrs. Elizabeth King of Raymond.
Mr. King was born in Bear River, Utah in 1871, was married in October, 1901 to Emma Elizabeth Eames and they came to Canada as missionaries in the Mutual Improvement Association of the LDS Church a few days later. When they were released as missionaries, they were advised to remain in Canada, as it seemed to be a land of opportunity.
Mr. King and his brother, T. O. King opened a department store in 1902. He was active in both civic and in church capacities, was a member of the school board, was on the Board of Trade on which he served as president. He was on the Opera House Committee and served as manager of the building. In church capacities, he was Sunday School Superintendent from 1902 to 1907 and when the ward was divided in 1912, was chosen as 1st Counselor to Bishop J. W. Evans, the new bishop. He was appointed postmaster in 1912 and he held this position for 36 years. In 1913, he opened a garage and two years later took the Ford agency and continued its operation until his retirement. He and his wife celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary in October, 1961, and had been married over 67 years at the time of his passing.
He leaves to mourn his passing besides his loving wife, three sons, Louis Robert of Seattle, Harold Thomas of Calgary, Shirley Wayne of Raymond; four daughters, Mrs. Stella Hill of Bremerton, Wash., Mrs. Wes (Necia) Mullett of Cedar City, Utah, Mrs. Niles (Lavonne) Wing of American Forks, Utah and Mrs. William (Melba) Mehew of Provo, Utah; 23 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; one brother, Ted of Almo, Idaho; one sister, Nellie Ward of Almo, Idaho.
Funeral services will be held in the Raymond 3rd Ward LDS Chapel on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m., with Bishop Earl W. Zemp officiating. Interment will follow in the family plot in the Temple Hill Cemetery. Friends may meet the family and pay their respects from 1 p.m. prior to the service. Christensen Salmon Funeral Home, Directors of Funeral Service. Lethbridge Herald, January 13, 1968
Thomas Owen King (1840 - 1921)
Dorcas Georgina Debenham King (1846 - 1905)
Emma Elizabeth Eames King (1880 - 1986)*
Louis Robert King (1902 - 1972)*
Harold Thomas King (1905 - 1995)*
Stella King Hill (1907 - 1991)*
Shirley Wayne King (1911 - 1999)*
Necia King Mullett (1913 - 2008)*
LaVonne King Wing (1916 - 2008)*
Donald King (1919 - 1919)*
Melba King Mehew (1922 - 1996)*
Thomas Owen King (1869 - 1946)*
Louis Debenham King (1871 - 1969)
Georgiana King Eames (1873 - 1965)*
Harold Tapfield King (1875 - 1904)*
Louisa Helen King Ward (1879 - 1979)*
Andrew Cookson King (1881 - 1881)*
Hannah Tapfield King (1884 - 1887)*
Henry Edgar King (1887 - 1981)*
Temple Hill Cemetery
Lethbridge Census Division
Created by: Nancy Stout
Record added: Jan 26, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104215888
Added: Mar. 10, 2014