Marilyn Happ King
January 8, 1922 – June 7, 2019
Marilyn Audrey Happ King was born on January 8, 1922 in Oakland, CA. Tough-as-nails, Marilyn battled and defeated multiple bouts of cancer. She passed away comfortably on June 7, 2019.
Roy King, her loving husband of 65 years, died in 2011. Marilyn is survived by her son Brian King and his wife Micki; and her grandson, Parker Miller King. Predeceased by Sisters Virginia and Patsy, Marilyn shared long talks and longer laughs with them. She was adored by her nieces: Ginny Yuen; Marilyn DeJulio, Claudia Payette, Anna Bettencourt, Nancy Voll, and their families. Marilyn had many great friends including Connie Spradley, Anna and Doug Skewes, Diana and Curt Kramer and Anita Viani. They miss her tremendously.
For the last three years Marilyn lived at Cyprus Home Care, where she was given heartfelt attention by owner Dina Biscos, and her loving caregivers, Olga Gudumac and Tatiana Cerlat.
Marilyn was expressive about politics, loyal to the Sacramento Kings and San Francisco Giants, and enjoyed volunteering. She helped out at the Discovery Shop; and she and Roy always found time to feed the hungry at the Sacramento Food Bank. Having lived through the Great Depression, Marilyn developed a tremendous work ethic early in life, and helped support her family by working after school. In the late 60’s she and Roy moved from Oakland to Sacramento, where she worked as a professional assistant for the Elk Grove Unified School District, until she retired in the late 80’s.
Visitation will be 6-8P, Thurs June 20-Nauman & Son Funeral Chapel, 4041 Freeport Blvd Sacramento 95822. Mass will be at 11a on Fri, June 21-St. Mary's Cemetery (St Joseph Chapel) 6700 21st Ave, Sacramento 95820. In lieu of flowers, donations to: Sacramentofoodbank.org, in memory of Marilyn, will be appreciated.
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harry A. Nauman & Son
4041 Freeport Blvd
St Mary's Catholic Cemetery
St Joseph's Chapel
6700 21st Avenue
Marilyn Happ King
Scarlet La Rue
June 16, 2019
When I saw Marilyn King's photo in the obituary section of the Bee, I immediately remembered her big smile, admirable attitude, and innate kindness and sense of joy. She was my patient at Kaiser long ago, but I won't forget her goodness. What a pleasure to have worked with her--please accept my sincere condolences on your loss.