Harold Leroy King Jr.
April 30, 1939 – October 16, 2020
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Harold may be made to aid those facing wildfires, Samaritan Purse, Disaster Relief or Southern Baptist Disaster Relief.
The Services will be livestreamed due to the current capacity restrictions in place. The services may be viewed here: Http://live.foundationschurch.org on October 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm.
Harold Leroy King went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Oct. 16th, 2020. He was born in Crawford, Nebraska and spent his whole childhood there until he was married. He graduated from Chadron State College with a Bachelor's degree in math. He and Mary met at Chadron State and then were married on June 3rd, 1962 in Edgemont, SD. They had three wonderful children: Alan Forbes, Scott David and Tamara Diane. They were all born in the Gering, Nebraska area. Harold taught school in Morrill, Nebraska for two years. In the summer of 1964 they moved to the Omaha area where Harold was trained to be a salesman for Mckesson and Robbins Pharmaceutical Company. He loved working with all the different Pharmacists while traveling all over western Nebraska.
His family was always the most important thing to him. In the early 1970’s the family moved once again back to Omaha and then to Sioux City, IA for just nine months. Iowa was a turning point in all their lives. He and Mary gave their lives to the Lord and knew Jesus as their personal Savior. The children could see the change in them overnight and they were filled with joy to know that their sins were taken to the cross and all they had to do was to believe that Jesus did this for them out of His great love for mankind. The children all became Christians themselves over the years and knew that their Savior would do the same for anyone who just believed.
The family spent almost thirty years in Littleton, Colorado where Harold went to be Sales Manager of the Denver office for McKesson. When he left McKesson and went to work in the Home Office at Safeway Corporation. He filled many different positions at Safeway, he designed their Pharmacies, he was a Category Manager, he was in charge of non-food items, a buyer and merchandiser. In the 29 years we lived in Littleton; children went through school, got married; grandchildren were born, loved and spoiled. Many came on “Date Night” and came on yearly camping trips. Harold and Mary spent years camping; many times with family and friends. Because of their great love of camping and the beautiful mountains, Harold and Mary spent many years trying to find the perfect spot to retire.
In Dec. 2003, Harold and Mary moved to the Glacier View area northwest of Fort Collins to live in their dream home on the hillside overlooking a beautiful meadow. They quickly found a church home in Morning Star Church in Red Feather Lakes. They had nine wonderful years in the area and were blessed with so many wonderful friends & pastors. Harold was on the Morning Star Community Church board many times and served as an elder as well. In 2012 they lost their house in the High Park Fire and decided to move to Wellington and had a home built in that community. Harold and Mary were delighted when the great grandchildren came along.
Harold is preceded in death by his parents Harold Sr and Virginia King, his brother Gaylon and his wife Jean, nephew Bruce King and brother in law Dale Graham. He is survived by his Wife Mary, children Alan (Julie) Scott and Tamara (Tim) Von Feldt. Grandchildren Sarah, Ashley, Nick, Stevie (Levi), Jordan (Rodney) Megan, Randee (Kymber) Ryleigh, Joshua (Kasey), Matthew, Adrianna (Stephen) Great Grandchildren, Logan, Jayden ,Serenity, Jaxson, Avery, Jackson, Jocelyn, Eva, Emilla, Ezra, Easton. Sister Maureen Graham, Brother Ken King and nieces and nephews.
Friday, October 23, 2020
Harold Leroy King Jr.
Tim Von Feldt
October 24, 2020
I have so many wonderful memories that I don't know where to start. I think one of my favorites is when Harold borrowed my (red) car for a week and Harold being a "Cornhuskers" fan, he placed I think at least 100 Cornhuskers stickers in every little spot on my car. I found stickers for a good 2 years after! I would find them in the glove box, trunk, under the hood and inside my car doors. I would call him and tell him I found another sticker and he would just laugh and ask where it was. I could just see him laughing when he put all those stickers on the car. I love you so much. RIP to the greatest father in law a man could have ever asked for..
Tamara Von Feldt
October 23, 2020
I have so many memories to share but this morning on the morning of our celebration of life service for my dad, with wildfires raging I am remembering all of the many camping trips and drives thru our mountains especially rocky mountain national park, estes park and grand lake. Dad loved the outdoors and our Colorado mountains and he passed that love on to all of us. This picture will forever remind me that he is walking in paradise where wildfires and destruction will never touch the beauty of heaven.