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Ivy King

July 31, 2014

Ivy King

Ivy Mae (Lettenmaier) King passed away on July 12, 2014 at the age 80 at her sister's home in Springfield, OR. Ivy Mae was born July 21, 1933 to her parents, Andrew and Lillian Lettenmaier, in Sanborn, ND. She was the third of four children.
The family moved to Oregon in 1942, only to return to Valley City, ND in 1946. In January 1950 the family loaded up all the belongings they could fin in the car and moved west again to Junction City, OR.
During her senior year of high school, Ivy Mae was roller-skating at Benton Lane Skating Rink where Willis King saw her and told his friend, Dick Ooley, "I'm going to marry that girl." On Feb. 9, 1951, they were married. They resided in Oregon and California until they moved to Kettle Falls in 1967, where Willis became the Head Millwright at Boise Cascade Plywood in Kettle Falls. In June 1972 after their children were married, they returned to Oregon to care for family.
Ivy Mae worked a few jobs outside the home, but her priority was to be a homemaker and raise her two children. Her hobbies were of course, loving to cook, bake and can everything she could think of. In about 1980, she took up oil painting, which now will be enjoyed by her family.
Ivy Mae was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Willis King. Also, by her parents, Andy Lettenmaier and Lillian Nagel; brother, Gordon, and sister Shirley.
She is survived by her sister, Sandie Wilson, Springfield; son, Gary King, Kettle Falls; daughter Nancy King Coogan (Jay), Kettle Falls; eight grandchildren, Brad Coogan (Kari), Gabriel King, Michelle Coogan Thomas (Mike), Aaron King, Miranda King Geiszler (Andy), Willis King, Stacy Carr, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

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