Audeane King

October 19, 1937August 3, 2019

AuDeane King passed away peacefully on August 3, 2019 at the Canyons Senior Living Center in Twin Falls, Idaho. She was 81 years old. AuDeane was the daughter of Zeke and Nina Watkins. She was born October 19, 1937 in Conda, Caribou, Idaho. Her family moved to Twin Falls, where she attended public schools. AuDeane was a good student, received good grades and was active in school clubs, cheerleading, pep club and band. She met her future husband, Jo King, in high school band class; she played the saxophone and he played the clarinet. She graduated from Twin Falls High School and married her high school sweetheart, Julian Fairman (Jo) King in Twin Falls, Idaho on September 3, 1956.

AuDeane and Jo moved to Pocatello, Idaho and attended Idaho State University. AuDeane and Jo’s first child, Kathy Jo, was born in 1958 and AuDeane chose to be a stay at home mother. Three years later in 1961 they welcomed Julie Ann, a second daughter, into their Pocatello home. After college graduation AuDeane and Jo moved back to Twin Falls and welcomed two more daughters into their family, Kelley Rae in 1965 and Jamie Lynn in 1968. AuDeane wanted sons but often said her four daughters were her greatest accomplishment!

AuDeane also had other accomplishments: She learned to sew and made some of her children’s clothing and many of their costumes. She was a great golfer. She was good at Bridge. She was a wonderful cook and prepared delicious home-cooked meals for her family. She took piano lessons until she was able to play classical music. She loved to read all types of literature, and she was politically self-educated. She was savvy with social media, more than most people her age! She was artistically talented and learned how to Tole paint, use watercolors and paint with oils. Many of her paintings have been given away as future heirlooms. She was also known for creating personalized gifts for friends, extended family members, children and especially gifts for grandchildren! She wrote Jo’s personal history, used photos he took and created a beautiful book in his memory. A few years later she wrote her own history, created a similar book and gifted it to her daughters. She encouraged her daughters to develop their talents, and she provided them with many opportunities, which had been unavailable to her.

She is survived by the following family members: Kathy (Randy) Hansen, Julie (Joel) Harris, Kelley (Fred) Marler, Jamie (Steve) Naegele, 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 1 second great-grandchild and her two sisters, Arleane Merrick and Connie Montgomery. Several years after Jo passed away AuDeane married Jack Cox. AuDeane had the opportunity to share her life with two men who loved her dearly, and both of them showed their adoration by their devoted attention to her. Both husbands preceded her in death as well as her parents, Zeke and Nina Watkins. The family extends and expresses gratitude for the wonderful care AuDeane received from the staff at Canyons/Serenity Senior Center and the Hospice Visions group.

The memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 28th at the White Mortuary 136 4th Ave. E. in Twin Falls Idaho.


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Gerilynn Waites

August 10, 2019

Saide Mae was Audenes ♥️~ she has another family now but will always remember you Audene my Dear friend.
Aloha, Gerilynn

Cathy Beamguard

August 6, 2019

Audeane was a huge part of my life since the day I was born until the day she passed. She continued our friendship after Verla died, taking over the "Mother Hen" duty without hesitation.. My memories with her girls and Joe, will always be instilled in my heart forever. Simply the best childhood that a kid could ask for! I will miss you beyond words Sweet Dean! Thank you for your amazing lifelong friendship! Heaven is a lucky to have you. Your Welome Party is going to be Spectacular!!! XXXOOO!!!

Tim Langdon

August 6, 2019

My heart is saddened by the thought of a world without Audeane. What a magnificent lady and wonderful friend. The greatest treasures of my life are the memories of growing up knowing her and her wonderful family in Twin Falls.

Her laughter was infectious.
Her good nature knew no bounds.
She kept her friends close and let them know how much they meant to her.
She cared about and for us Langdon kids like we were hers.
She absolutely made a difference in this world.

Kathy, Julie, Kelley, & Jamie - you are so blessed to have her as your mother.

I bet she is probably somewhere in heaven right now "hogging" with Sue!

Carol Hill

August 5, 2019

I'm so sad to hear that my friend has passed on. I will miss our conversations over her haircuts from the past several years. It was a pleasure to be of service to such an interesting and sweet lady! In every talk we had, she always spoke about her family and how much everyone meant to her. My condolences to each of you who loved and was loved by her. God bless! Carol Hill

Suzanne Stadick-Young

August 5, 2019

Love this lady so very much! So glad she is no longer suffering! Will always remember her smiles, our Hawaii vacations, attending concerts with her, and our long, long talks! Will miss you lovely lady!!!

Kelley King

August 5, 2019

I Love you so so so Much Momma. I am at peace today. You are with your Relatives and Friends. I know they all greeted you with a PARTY!!!

Chuck Harris

August 5, 2019

Audeane, Brought daughters into her life, raised them to love others, one of which, Julie , became my daughter-in -law, and brought that love to our family My sincere love and sympathy goes to all the King family! God Bless you! Aloha Chuck Harris.