Max Kendall King

Died: Tue., Jul. 17, 2012


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Jul. 22, 2012
Location: Aberdeen LDS Chapel

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Jul. 23, 2012
Location: Aberdeen LDS Chapel

Print Obituary   Home Page All Obituaries



Max Kendall King, 91, passed away on July 17, 2012 at Orchard Park Rehabilitation Center in Orem, Utah, of congestive heart failure.

Born on Sept. 3, 1920, in Aberdeen, Idaho, he was the oldest of nine children of Paul Dean and Sabra Norean Kendall King.  Max lived most of his life in Aberdeen, leaving home for missions, military, and college.  In recent years, he resided with his daughters Marilyn in Murray, then Ruth in Highland, Utah.

                Max graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1938, and then worked with his father on the family farm until serving a two-year mission in 1941 for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in California.  Upon returning, he served in the Navy 2 1/2 years during World War II, stationed in the South Pacific.  He then attended Brigham Young University where he met Ilene Hale.  They were married Aug. 15, 1947, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.  

                Max and Ilene settled in Aberdeen where they owned and operated a dairy farm with the help of their children.  Life consisted of milking cows, raising and harvesting hay, corn, wheat, potatoes, and raising some hogs, chickens, and horses.  Their hard work paid off as they were able to assist all of their children in obtaining college educations and serving LDS missions.   Later he served two missions with his sweetheart, Ilene, in the Pennsylvania Pittsburg Mission and the Louisville Kentucky Mission.

                Max fulfilled many church callings:  teacher, counselor, and M.I.A. Stake Board member, Sunday School teacher, counselor to two Bishops, stake missionary, High Priest group leader, stake cannery specialist, and home teacher.              

                In the community he served as the Aberdeen PTA president two years, and was involved with the Farm Bureau, Farmers Union, National Farmers Organization (NFO) and the American Legion.

                For fun, he loved driving his team of horses, pulling a wagon or float for the Aberdeen Daze or the July 24th Parades, filled with family, grandchildren, or neighbors riding along for the fun.  Fishing, even on the ice, was a great pastime he enjoyed with his dear fishing buddies.  In addition Max loved reading, traveling, visiting relatives and friends, and spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  A highlight of his day was when the great-grand kids came.  Even when harvest was going full steam, he would make time for friends who had stopped for a visit.  He so enjoyed keeping in touch with old friends and making new ones, even at the care center. 

                He is survived by his five children, David (Marilyn Allen-deceased), Steven (Patricia Ihli), Neil, Marilyn (Steven) Albertson, Ruth, 19 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, siblings,  Howard (Norma) King, Koral Robinson, Beatrice (Waynard) Jensen, Maurice (Nancy) King, Roma Jean (Robert) Stevens, and Veryl (Karen) King, in-laws Dorothy King (Lowell) and Garth Youd (LaRue).

                Max was preceded in death by his wife, Ilene, daughter, Charlotte, parents, brother Lowell, and sister LaRue Youd.

                A viewing will be Sun. July 22, 2012, from 6-8 pm at the Aberdeen LDS Church,

149 W. Central, Aberdeen, Idaho, and Mon. July 23, 2012, from 9:45 am-10:45 am, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am at the Aberdeen LDS Church.  Interment will follow at the Aberdeen City Cemetery.  A memorial service will be Wed. July 25, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the Highland East LDS Stake Center (Near the mouth of American Fork Canyon), 4679 W 11000 N (SR 92 / Timpanogos Hwy) Highland, Utah  84003.   Condolences and memories may be shared at

Click to send flowers using our local area florist
Free delivery to our funeral home & save on wire fees
View/Sign the Condolence Book

Click the button to generate a printable document containing all condolences submitted

Condolence Booklet

Wendy (Callihan) Kizer
   Posted Sat July 21, 2012
Ruth, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of grief. May God hold you gently in the palm of His hand.
Wendy (Callihan) Kizer

Gregg & Mona Dimmitt
   Posted Sat July 21, 2012
Dear Marilyn & Ruth
We are saddened to hear about your Wonderful Father. He was a real stalwart
in the Church. He will be missed by the Murray 29th Ward, as he was well loved
here. We know he is in a great place and happy. You are a great family and add so much to our ward. Love, Gregg and Mona Dimmitt

Dennis and Carol Harris
   Posted Sun July 22, 2012
Dear King family,
We just wanted to let you know how much we loved your dad. He was always so kind and friendly to us. We enjoyed visiting with him, and hearing his stories. He was truly a great man, and we will miss him. You are all a testament to his greatness by the way you are living your lives. You are all such good examples of how to be Christlike, as was your dad. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this time.
Dennis and Carol Harris

Dean and Kathie Andrus
   Posted Sun July 22, 2012
We are giving up our loving parents one at a time. We always stopped to visit at Max and Ilene's hime when we were in town with our kids. We couldn't come to Aberdeen without checking in with our near kin. Childhood memories were made on that strip of highway and down the canal riding horses between our cousins homes. We always felt wanted and loved there.

Uncle Max never met a stranger. When we lived in the East he and Ilene stopped by our home. He always was open to speak about the gospel with those who lived near us. What a great example.
He lived what he loved. Condolences to your family. Sincerely, The Dean and Kathie Andrus Family

Ruth and Family
   Posted Sun July 22, 2012

We are sorry to hear of the passing of your father. What a great man he is and a great example to all who knew him. He always seemed so kind and gentle, unlike some of the dairy men that we have known. He will truly be missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time but know that this is not the end. May the Lord bless and comfort you during this difficult time. Know that we all love you and your family.

Brent & Candi Bown

Bavia Huls Gibson
   Posted Sun July 22, 2012
To the King family,

I am so sorry to hear of Max''s passing. He was always very kind and friendly to those he met. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. May our Heavenly Father send you His comforting spirit. I am sure that your Mom and Dad are having a wonderful reunion!!!


Nancy Warner Wellington
   Posted Mon July 23, 2012
My daughter called and told me of your father's passing. I am sorry for your loss, but I am sure you know how happy he must be with your Mom and his parents. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

I will never forget the time we were playing a Family Feud game with my Grandpa Warner and the question was "NAME A FAMOUS MEMBER OF THE KING FAMILY" and my Grandfather answered with MAX. We all had a good laugh, but have to agree that your father is pretty awesome!

Edith Dvorak Bregitzer
   Posted Tue July 24, 2012
I am sorry to hear of your father''s passing. Max was always a good friend to our family. I remember him taking Dan and me fishing up to Springfield Lake shortly after my own father had passed away. A cherished memory for both of us. Max was always there with a kind word and inquiry as to how I was doing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. With deepest sympathy, Edee Dvorak Bregitzer

Judy Dvorak
   Posted Tue July 24, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. With deepest
sympathy, Judy Dvorak

Diane Reaveley
   Posted Tue July 24, 2012
I am sorry to hear about your loss. Even when you know that it is coming, it is never easy to lose a parent. I hope that you are able to remember all of the good times and good memories and find peace and acceptance.

Tammy Card
   Posted Wed July 25, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. You have been such a great example of a wonderful, caring daughter.

Copyright © 2017 Davis-Rose Mortuary. All Rights Reserved.    | Website by CFS |