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Owen Leslie King

Died: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 23, 2018
Location: Colonial Funeral Home

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Nov. 24, 2018
Location: LDS Church, Corner of Cedar and Poole

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Nov. 24, 2018
Location: LDS Church, Corner of Cedar and Poole

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Owen Leslie King, 101, passed away at his home on Monday, November 19, 2018.

Owen was born October 13, 1917 in Logan, Utah to William Farnes and Iduma Willie King. He was raised on a farm at Buist Idaho between Arbon Valley and Malad, along with 9 siblings, Clara, Vera, Ronald, Glenna, Max, Ina, Arlene, Mary, and Grant.  He is survived by a brother Grant.

Owen graduated from High School in Logan, Utah and attended Utah State Agricultural College before being drafted in the U.S. Army August 1, 1945. He returned to U.S.A.C. and graduated with a B.S. degree in Soils & Agronomy.

Owen married Jean Lois Humphreys June 26, 1947 in the Logan Temple, they enjoyed 43 years together until her death on May 13, 1990. He and Jean have 5 children, Bruce Lynn (Elaine) King, Christine (James) Auger, Linda Jean King, Michael Owen (Jodi) King, and Jerry William King. They have 18 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren. On January 20, 1994 he married Helen Margaret Ivie Dredge they had enjoyed 20 years together when she died October 2014. She brought 7 more children to the family, Anita Ruth (Darrell Eugene) Bingham, Cheryl (Frank) Hardway, Andy, Terry, Stephen (Janile), Mary (Daryl) Cook, and Wilford (Val).

Owen worked in Soil Conservation with the B.I.A. living in Montana, New Mexico, and South Dakota and has lived in Pocatello, Idaho since 1969. He spent many years working and overseeing the Church Welfare Farm here (his most favorite assignment). He enjoyed being an Officiator (1976) and later a Sealer (1979) in the Idaho Falls Temple. September 13, 1983 he was ordained a Stake Patriarch.

Owen was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Clara, Vera, Ronald, Glenna, Max, Ina, Arlene, Mary; daughter-in-law, Charlette Ann (Bruce’s wife); and grandson, Roy Halladay Jr. (Linda’s son).

A viewing will be held on Friday, November 23, 2018 from 6-8 pm at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave. Pocatello, ID.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 11 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 550 W. Cedar St. Pocatello, ID, with a viewing for one hour prior to the services.

Interment will be at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, 2864 S. 5th Ave. Pocatello, ID.


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   Posted Tue November 20, 2018
My deepest condolences to the Family on the lost of your dear loved one our average life span is 70yrs or 80yrs if especially strong (Psalm 90:10) Mr King lived beyond that living a full life may you find comfort in God’s promise that we will be able to see our loved ones again (John 5:28,29)

Jennifer Ugarte
   Posted Tue November 20, 2018
I’m so terribly sorry for your loss. I can only imagine how you must feel. I have personally found comfort in scriptures like Job 14:14,15 which remind me that God cares so deeply for us that he yearns for the day when he will bring us back to life (John 5:28, 29). I hope that these words bring you comfort as well. If you wish, you may contact me to learn about the resurrection hope found in The Bible.

   Posted Tue November 20, 2018
I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to the entire family. For right now, there is no detour around grief, no shortcut through mourning. However, 2 Corinthians 4:7 says that God can give us, “... power beyond what is normal...”, to go from one day to the next. This does not mean that we no longer mourn or forget our loved one. It means we recover. We recover because of our hope. The hope Jesus Christ talked about found in John 5:28 which says, “... all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out...”. Jesus was speaking of the resurrection. That is our amazing hope! The Bible likens our hope to an anchor. Just like an anchor stabilizes a ship, our hope stabilizes us and keeps us from drowning in overwhelming sadness. One way that God comforts us today is by moving people who care about us to give us words of encouragement that we need to hear. May the God of comfort be your comfort now, during this time of sorrow.If you wish, you may contact me to ascertain more about the resurrection hope found in The Holy Bible.

Rose M
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
I extend my deepest sympathies to the family.  When a family member dies, our pain and grief can be unbearable. May the God of all comfort (2 Cor. 1:3, 4) give the family the strength and comfort in this time of need. God promises that death will be no more (Rev 21:4). As we wait on that promise to be fulfilled,  may the God of comfort give you the strength to endure.

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