Ginny Sue King | Obituary

Ginny Sue King peacefully passed away on July 17, 2022 in Kalispell, Montana.

Ginny was born April 19, 1944 in Colorado Springs, CO to James and Maxine Jatho. Ginny, her four siblings and parents eventually made their way to Friday Harbor, WA where she met the love of her life, Emmett (Bud) King. Bud and Ginny later married in Lake Stevens, WA before moving to Snoqualmie, WA, where they raised their five children.

Ginny’s first career was raising her five children, Kerry, Bobby, Marcy, Ginnett and Buddy. She loved her little farm full of animals and tending to a large garden. Ginny was a farm girl at heart.

All of her meals were homemade and there was nothing she could not can, from veggies to syrups to fruit.

As her children got older, she worked a few different jobs outside of her home. Her second love soon became working as security at Mt. Si High School. There was never a kid she didn’t like. The rougher the better. She wanted to, and did, make a difference in all of their lives.

Ginny created her final home in Kalispell, MT. She made a life for herself in her cozy little cottage on Harmony Road with her best friend, Boss. She went back to her love of gardening and working in her yard. Nobody was ever a stranger for long to Ginny as she enjoyed chatting with anybody that crossed her path, young or old.

Ginny had a big laugh, she loved to share with anyone who would listen and never forgot a birthday or anniversary. She was fiercely independent, had a heart made of gold, and was kind to any and everyone. She never wanted to put anybody out and always thought of herself last.

Ginny King was preceded in death by her mother, father, husband, brother Gary, and son Bobby. She is survived by her two brothers Jim and Jerry Jatho, her sister Terry Guttormsen, her children Kerry, Marcy, Ginnett, and Buddy. Her nine grandchildren and her seven great grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at North Fork Farm Events at 43010 SE 79th Pl., in Snoqualmie, WA on Sunday, September 11, 2022 at 1:00 pm.

Although she has left a huge hole in all of our hearts, we are all better people to have known her