Madras resident Margaret King passed away April 3, 2019, at Chinook Place in Madras. Margaret was born to Tony and Sophia Victorin, on June 17, 1921, in Malin, Oregon, a small Czechoslovakian farming community in southeastern Oregon.
She was the first generation born in America; her parents immigrated to the U.S. at a young age.
On June 1, 1940, she was married to Clifford Dean King, in Malin, where they farmed and ran a repair shop. In 1950, the couple moved to Madras, where they continued farming, raised a family and retired in 1979.
Dean passed away on Nov. 29, 1986. Margaret lived out her remaining years in Madras as a single person, enjoying playing bridge and talking to everyone she saw. Margaret moved to Chinook Place assisted living in the spring of 2016, and lived there until her passing.
She is survived by her son, Bob, and daughter-in-law Caree King, of Madras; daughter, Shirley and husband Bill Wilson, of Casa Grande, Arizona; granddaughter, Kristine King and partner, Fedrica Hughes, of California; grandson, Gary and wife, Wendy King, great-grandson, Carson, and great-granddaughter, Emily, all of Madras; and granddaughter, Jill Henderson, of Arizona.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Dean King, two brothers, and one sister.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at Madras United Methodist Church, 49 NE 12th St.