Dorothea Rose Volk King

Born: Mon., Apr. 19, 1926
Died: Fri., Jan. 29, 2010

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Dorothea Rose Volk King, a longtime resident of Pendleton, died Friday, January 29, 2010, in a local care facility. She was 83 years old. Graveside funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. in Olney Cemetery, Pendleton, Oregon. Memorials in her memory may be directed to either the Blue Mountain Community College Theatre or to the Pendleton Friends of the Library, and may be sent care of the Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, Oregon 97801. Sign the register book or send condolences at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. King was born April 19, 1926, in Norfolk, Nebraska. She was the daughter of George and Amber Deuel Volk. She was raised and educated in Norfolk and Battle Creek, Nebraska. She graduated from Norfolk High School. After high school, she attended Norfolk Jr. College in 1945. In 1948 she moved to Oregon and attended Eastern Oregon Normal School, and received a Teaching Degree. She Returned to Eastern Oregon College, graduating with a Bachelors Degree in education in 1972. She married Earl l. King on August 13, 1950 in Pendleton, Oregon. She had taught elementary school in the Pendleton public schools in the late 1940's and early 1950's and later had worked as a Pharmacy Clerk at the Medical Center Pharmacy. She finished her career in the Budget and Finance Department for the Umatilla National Forest here in Pendleton. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Pendleton, and had done volunteer work for the Helping Hands group, the Umatilla County Historical Society, the Eastern Oregon Children's Museum and the American Red Cross. She greatly enjoyed sewing, needlework, crocheting, gardening and traveling. She is survived by two sons, David King of Pendleton, and Jim King of Keizer, Oregon, two daughters, Marty King of Pendleton, and Dee Ann Boyd of Tigard, Oregon, one brother, Don Volk of Norfolk, Nebraska, and a sister Norma Jean Kettler also of Norfolk. Eight grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Earl, and a son Robert Scott King.

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Dennis Gaylord
   Posted Thu February 04, 2010
Dorthea was a close neighbor on Lake Drive for many years until she moved into town. We also worked together at the Forest Service. I fondly recall the fact she attempted to try every recipe she came across. She was an excellent cook, which I can personally attest to!! The King family has my sincere condolences.

Kim Collins Morrow
   Posted Fri February 05, 2010
DeeAnn and family: I was sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I have great memories of the years we spent crossing 395 back and forth and particularly your mother's shortbread cookies. Hope you and your family are well and know that I will be thinking of you. Love, Kim

John and Lynn Robertson
   Posted Fri February 05, 2010
Our prayers go out to you and your family.

Sherri Potratz
   Posted Sun February 07, 2010
It was a wonderful service. Your mother was a wonderful lady. I remember spending so much time at your house with Martha. Your mom tending the gardens, the one above the house and the one below. The chickens.. Doing laundry in the basement with the ringer.. That fascinated me when I was little. Now I can see how much work and time it took. The cookies and meals I ate.. MMMmm.. I'm sorry for your loss. Love, Sherri Potratz Licurse

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