Kanorado, Kansas resident Peggy Lou (Swayne) King, 86, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016, at Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital in Burlington, Colorado.
Peggy was born December 24, 1929, at her Grandma Rose Doggett’s house in Goodland, Kansas, the daughter of Wilma Ethel (Doggett) and Henry Franklin Swayne, Sr. Peggy started school in Goodland, but the family moved north of Kanorado after her kindergarten year; she graduated from Kanorado High School with the class of 1948. She started work at A.L. Duckwall’s, and quickly advanced to fountain manager. While working at Duckwall’s, Peggy met Darrell J. King, and they married on January 1, 1953, in Burlington, Colorado. To this union, four daughters were born: Sherry King, Sandra King, Sally King, and Sue King. The family moved to Aspen, Colorado, where Peggy worked at the Valley View Hospital as a relief cook. While in Aspen, Peggy enjoyed dancing, fishing, boating, and spending time with friends and family. She was the leader of the Drill Team and President of the Eagles Auxiliary #184. The family then moved to Craig, Colorado, where Peggy, Darrell, and the girls owned the Shady Lawn Motel. Peggy and Darrell’s last business adventure together was King’s Conoco in Kanorado, which they managed for thirteen years. Peggy enjoyed the daily coffee shop talk with the locals, and created lasting friendships. Her grandkids enjoyed riding their bikes out there for their daily snack from Chuckwagons to French Pizza to Hot Mama Pickled Sausages. You could even catch a grandkid or two taking naps in the unused/unplugged beer cooler during a hot summer day.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband Darrell King; sister Jean Fick; brother Henry Swayne, Jr.; and grandsons Kyle Lee King and Rex Bagley II.
Surviving family includes her daughters Sherry Wilkerson and her husband Larry of Colorado; Sandra Bagley and her husband Rex of Kansas; Sally Pettibone and her husband Greg of Kansas; Sue Shepherd and her husband Tim of Nebraska, and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and numerous friends.
The Celebration of Peggy’s Life will be held Tuesday, August 30, 2016, at 10:30 AM MT, at the Kanorado United Methodist Church. Memorials may be designated to Kanorado Fire Department, Kanorado Museum, or Kanorado Senior Center. Online condolences: www.koonsfuneralhome.com