Sunday, August 31, 2003
MARION FORBES KING
MARION FORBES KING, a resident of
Lansdale until 1998, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, at
Heritage Towers, Doylestown. She was 96.
She was preceded in death by her
beloved husband, ALFRED T. KING SR. in February 1998.
They had celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in
Born in Philadelphia, she was the
daughter of the late MARY S. and JOHN E. FORBES.
Mrs. King was the proud recipient
of the Legion of Honor Award of the Four Chaplains
Chapel in Philadelphia in 1967, in recognition of
outstanding service to all people regardless of race or
She was an active member of the
Republican Women of Pennsylvania, having served on the
board of directors and as chairman of the Hostess and
Luncheon Committee. She was granted life membership in
the organization in 1970. Through this organization she
was a soloist for naturalization ceremonies in
She was a past president of PSPE
Wives Auxiliary, Valley Forge Chapter, and a board
member of ASME Wives Auxiliary. Mrs. King had been a
member of North Penn Hospital Auxiliary, Women's Club
of Lansdale and the Eastern Montgomery County Council
of Republican Women.
Mrs. King did solo work in many
churches and musical groups, and particularly enjoyed
singing for weddings. She was a member of Lansdale
United Methodist Church, where she was a member of
their choir for many years.
She is survived by her daughter,
WILLETTA K. GOURLEY and her husband, JOHN, of Chalfont;
and her son, ALFRED T. KING JR. and his wife, DONNA
(SMITH), of Perkasie. Also surviving are eight
grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one
great-great-grandson. Her family, her church and her
music were the most important parts of her life.
A memorial service for relatives
and friends will be held at noon Wednesday, Sept. 3, in
the Acorn Room, Heritage Towers, 200 Veterans Lane,
Doylestown. Interment will be at the convenience of the
family in George Washington Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to Lansdale United Methodist
Church, 300 N. Broad St., Lansdale, PA 19446.
Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home,