Monday , October 15, 2012 - 10:25 AM
An open house will be held to celebrate the 90th birthday of Lloyd “Gubby” King. He will greet family and friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 15 at his home in Ogden. No gifts.
The sixth child in a family of nine boys and two girls, he was born on Oct. 22, 1922, in Iona, Idaho, to Forrest Fountain and Mary Celeste Lee King. He was raised and attended schools in Idaho and Utah.
He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1942 and participated in the battles of Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan and Tinian. He says “Once a Marine, always a Marine.” He also says that after the war, he held no ill feelings toward the Japanese people.
He married Agetha Butterfield on June 26, 1948, and their vows were later solemnized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Salt Lake Temple.
He worked as a builder and supervised the building of many projects in and around Ogden.
A member of the Orchard Park LDS (old 9th) Ward, he has served in many capacities in ward and stake callings. He and his wife served in the Africa Zimbabwe LDS Mission.
His children and spouses are Colleen and Mike Telford (both deceased); Gale and Earl Livingston, Ogden; Corey and Cindy King, Centerville; and Tracy and Jean King, Ogden.
He has 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.