Marilyn H. King passed from this life at the age of 88 on Saturday, May 19 in Greensboro, NC, after a brief illness. Born Marilyn LaJune Holmes in Joy, IL on July 17, 1929, Marilyn was the daughter of the late Elbert and Clara Holmes.
Marilyn was a 1946 graduate of Oxford Community High School in Alpha, IL, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois in 1951. She was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority.
Marilyn married Robert Malcolm King on May 31, 1952, in Rock Island, IL. In their more than 60 year marriage, they resided in Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland. They settled in Lewiston, NY in the mid-1960s, where they raised their two sons, Kevin and Greg.
Marilyn was a dedicated employee, working as an accountant for a number of companies, including Cannon Design Inc. She served as a volunteer tax preparer for AARP into her eighties.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband, Robert, who passed away on January 26, 2014. She was also predeceased by two sisters, Flora Holmes and Janet Holmes. Marilyn is survived by her sons, Kevin (Barbara) King of Norman, OK and Greg (Becki) King of Jamestown, NC, and four grandchildren, Brendan, Jordan, Farris and Lydia King. She is also survived by a sister, Patrice (David) Griffith of Seattle, WA, and by several nieces and great-nieces and nephews.
Tributes may be made to the Cure Alzheimer's Fund (https://curealz.org/), the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation https://msfocus.org/Donate.aspx), or the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC (https://www.hungernwnc.org/get-involved/alternative-gifts.html).
Published on June 12, 2018