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In Memory of Marilyn King (Aug 7, 2013)

http://www.nbcnews.com/entertainment/marilyn-king-last-king-sisters-group-dies-82-6C10883529

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/marilyn-king-last-of-singing-sisters-602702

The King Sisters - Yvonne, Alice, Louise, and Marilyn (The King Sisters)
singing at the Brockton MA Fair in July, 1967 -

Dick Whitney photo

In memory of Yvonne King

(Dec 14, 2009)



Download Autographed Tour book above  - 2.5mb pdf
 

Autographs from Yvonne and three King Cousins on their brochure from one of their concerts I attended.
Their television show, concerts and subsequent Holiday Specials were something my family and I very much enjoyed.


1967 Christmas Card from Alvino and Louise

Dad and Alino Rey were both Amateur Radio operators, and as a result we got to know Alvino, Louise (his wife) and several other members of the family.
The photo below  was taken by Dad (Don Whitney) in their home during a visit to Southern California in the late 1960's.
 


Louise and Alvino in their home - 1966
 

Alvinos Ham Radio QSL Card


 
 
 

Alice King and husband Bob Clarke - 1969

 

In memory of Alvino Rey - Feb 2004

Alvino on stage in 1966

Sent: Mon, December 14, 2009 2:15:29 AM

Sadly, aunt vonnie passed away this afternoon around 5pm in santa barbara. a
handful of us were on call to say our goodbyes and sing some xmas carols....it is indeed the passing of an era.
thanks for checking in,
Cam

Dear family and friends,

On Friday, we finally got mom to Cottage hospital in Santa Barbara so we could be closer to our loved ones.We were told that her condition was not good and that we should be prepared.  On Sunday afternoon we decorated her room with pictures of her life - had King Sisters music playing - She had made Tina promise she would never let her go without her make-up, so Heather and Tina did her make-up and hair - we put a blue silk nightgown on her and covered her with her elegant fur coat and as many family members and good  friends that could make it, came to the hospital around 2:00 PM. She was surrounded by 16 loved ones. We sang Christmas carols, "Side by Side" (with the King Family hand jive), "Nighty Night" (including all of us doing the soft shoe around her bed), and finally "Love at Home". We then said a family prayer and one by one, we  told her what she meant to us and let her know it was O.K. to go. And she did just that. Within one hour she slipped peacefully away at 5:40 PM. It was as perfect as if she had produced it herself, and we all believe she did.

We want to thank you for your love, support and prayers.

With much love to you all,

Tina , Cathy, Cilla and families
 
 

MAXINE DRIGGS THOMAS Passed away on May 13, 2009 in Corona, CA at the age of 97.
She was a member of the singing King Sisters and later the King Family. Maxine was married to her sweetheart La Varn Thomas for 61 years, when he passed away in 1996.
Maxine is survived by two children, William (Tom) and Carolyn; six grandchildren, Bryan, Wendy, Neile, Amy, Ben and Jennifer and 18 great-grandchildren.
Her third child, Jann, passed away in 2005. Maxine will be missed by many wonderful friends and family who adored her, but who also know she is happy again.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints, 1510 Taber Rd., Corona, CA.
A viewing will be held at 10:00am prior to the services.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by: FD66 - (951) 737-3244 Feel free to visit our guestbook online at: www.thomasmillermortuary.com


In Memory of Donna King Conkling - June 22, 2007

More photos in the Autograph section - King Family Page 2

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My Recollections of the King Family

Check this out to learn more about the King Sisters:
http://www.coolandstrange.com/KingSisters/BioPageTwo/Bio2.html

http://www.angelfire.com/celeb2/kingfamily/petition.html
On line petition for Hollywood Star for King Sisters and Alvino

http://www.jlsac.org/theater/tina.htm
Tina Cole - Sacramento link


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