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obit for Mary King

By Advocate Staff
Dec. 10, 2009 at 6:10 a.m.


Mary King, 95, of Palacios, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2009. She was born November 23, 1914 in Arkansas to Guy Johnson and Tenna Hubbard Johnson. She was a lifelong resident of Matagorda County and was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church of Palacios. She was long time manager of Rainbow Land Day Care Center of Palacios, a member of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce, was named Woman of the Year in the late 1970’s by the Chamber of Commerce, and was named as an Honorary Graduate of the Year, 70 years after graduating from Palacios High School. She served on the Board of Directors of the 1st United Methodist Church of Palacios and served as leader of the Methodist Youth Fellowship for 10 years.

She is survived by her daughters: Kay Wilson & husband Norman, Gale Selis & husband David all of Lumberton, MS, and Sharon Saha & husband Garry of El Maton, TX; by her son: Byron King, Jr & wife Louise of Prattville, AL; by a sister: Margaret Herman of Austin; and by brothers: Ballard Johnson of Aransas Pass and Mack Johnson of Conroe. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband: Byron King, Sr.; grandson Ricky Wilson; her parents; by a sister: Ruby Chamblee; and by brothers: Winfred, Charlie, George, and Donald Dee Johnson.

Visitation will be held at Palacios Funeral Home from 1 PM to 9 PM Wednesday. Graveside services will be held at 11 AM Thursday, December 10, 2009 at the Palacios Cemetery with Rev. June White officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Garry Saha, Jr., John Saha, Craig King, Daniel Werring, Henry Buffaloe, Frank Mokry, Chris Wilson and Brad Ward. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Palacios.

Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home, Palacios, TX (361) 972-2012.

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