Mary Mae Staley King, 88, of Blackfoot, Idaho, a former Baker City resident, died June 18, 2002, at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center at Idaho Falls.
Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Blackfoot Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center, 1650 Highland Drive. Gerald Humphreys will conduct the service. Visitations will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Interment will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mount Hope Cemetery.
She was born April 16, 1914, in Nez Perce, Idaho, the daughter of George Allen and Molly Gertrude Humphries Marshall. She was educated in Baker City and graduated from high school in Eugene. She had lived in northern Idaho, Missouri, Pocatello, Idaho, Reseda, Calif., Boise, Homedale and Fruitland, Idaho. She moved to Blackfoot in 1979.
Mary married Orland A. Staley in August of 1932 at Weiser, Idaho. She later married Loren Hayden and he died in 1981. On Oct. 6, 1983, she married Sam King at Blackfoot.
She was a member of the LDS Church and helped with the name extraction program. She spent a lot of time at the Bingham Senior Citizens Center with her many friends.
Mary worked as a salesperson in women’s clothing in California, Oregon and Pocatello, Idaho.
She enjoyed golfing, fishing, working and putting together fashion shows.
Survivors include her husband, Sam King of Blackfoot; sons and daughters-in-law, Allen and Dawn Staley of Groveland, Idaho, Orland Scott and Tammy Staley of Boise, and Jim Marshall and Karen Staley of Fargo, N.D.; a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Ronald P. Jensen of Provo, Utah; stepchildren, Billy and Brenda King, Russell and Calisse King, Sam and Michelle King, Kevin King, Steven King, David and Angela King, Will and Kathy McBride of Moreland, Idaho and Peggy Shipman; 14 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, George H.; and sisters, Esther Ranger, Cora Cook and Edna Marshall.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 21, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor