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Ralph J. King


Ralph J. King, born Jan. 12, 1932, in Lamar Colo., passed away June 4, 2013.

He grew up in Lamar Colo., and had been a resident of Pueblo since 1961.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict as a hospital corpsman second class. He enlisted on Nov. 1, 1950, and was assigned to the USS Haven hospital ship. During his tenure, he received the National Defense Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal as well as the Navy Good Conduct Medal. He received an honorable discharge on Oct. 27, 1955.

After graduating from the University of Colorado, he moved to Pueblo, Colo., to start a 40-year career at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital as a medical technologist, ending his career in 2001 as manager of laboratory services. He was elected president of the Colorado Medical Technologists Association in 1968.

He is survived by Joseph (Elaina) King of Westminster, Colo.; Kevin (Courtney) King, of Loveland, Ohio; Janet (David) Sedivy, of Littleton, Colo.; and Nora (Hank) Jewell of Saratoga; and eight grandchildren; as well as Phyllis King, of Pueblo; Louise Adair of Caldwell, Ark., Bernard (Marlene) King, of Mesa, Ariz.; Robert (Nancy) King, of Schertz, Texas and Joyce Howlin, of Centennial, Colo.

A memorial Mass was celebrated by Monsignor Tom Adrians, June 10, 2013, at Christ the King Church in Pueblo.

Interment was June 11, at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Donations are suggested to go toThe Parkview Foundation, 400 W. 16th St., Pueblo, CO 81003.


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