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 Pauline Monette <I>Compton</I> King

Pauline Monette Compton King

Stephenson, Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA
Death 23 Dec 2012 (aged 95)
Tavares, Lake County, Florida, USA
Burial Mount Dora, Lake County, Florida, USA
Plot Sec. B, Lot 46, #2
Memorial ID 100820885 · View Source
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Pauline Monette King, 95, of Tavares, Florida, died Sunday, December 23, 2012. Born on July 2, 1917 in Stephenson, West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Cornelius Moses Compton and Ora Kathrine Johnson, natives of Falls Mills, Virginia. She was the devoted wife of Darrell Charles King who passed away in 2008. In addition to her parents and husband, brothers Okey Delone "Buster" Compton, Edwin Johnson Compton, Elmer Garland Compton, Elwood Earl Compton and sister Eva Grey Houchins preceded her in death.
Immediate survivors include daughters, Judith Marie Llamas (Raul) of Mount Dora, Florida and Kaye King Callaway (Stephen) of Orlando, Florida; grandchildren Katherine Louise Finley (David) of Tega Cay, South Carolina, Hunter Sanders (Lisa) of Orlando, Florida, Darrell Charles Llamas of Clermont, Florida, and Triston Vaughan Sanders of New Orleans, Louisiana; great-grandchildren, Alexandra Katherine Finley and Brandon David Finley; and sister, Helen Lee White of Oxford, Pennsylvania.
Pauline grew up in the coal fields, where her father managed the company store and volunteered his time as the Sunday School superintendent. Being a conscientious child, she was voted "Most Valuable to School" in the 7th grade. She was active in the Kodak Club, Glee Club and on the basketball court, and she also served as editor of "The Pioneer Staff," her school's newspaper.
After graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, West Virginia, class of 1935, she worked at Woolworth's Five and Dime store, selling men's ties. A better opportunity opened up, and she was employed as a telephone operator for Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company and became a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Always an adventurous girl, she and a girlfriend traveled by train to New York City for the 1939 World's Fair.
In 1940, she married Darrell King, and they were the parents of two girls. They enjoyed a wonderful, loving marriage and traveled all over the world. Pauline excelled as a homemaker and brought much happiness to her family and friends. She spent her spare time as an artist, doing needlework, and volunteering for the Girl Scouts. Having descended from a long line of ministers, Pauline was a devout member of the First Christian Church. She also belonged to the Leesburg Women's Club and the Lake County Junior Red Cross Committee and was a member of the Ocklawaha Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
Pauline will always be remembered for her loving kindness to all. Her special gift was her unfailing good humor and inspirational cheer. Pauline's family and many friends will never forget her. Interment in Pine Forest Cemetery, Mount Dora, Florida, next to her beloved Darrell.

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  • Created by: Judy Llamas
  • Added: 17 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100820885
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pauline Monette Compton King (2 Jul 1917–23 Dec 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100820885, citing Pine Forest Cemetery, Mount Dora, Lake County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Judy Llamas (contributor 46854247) .