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Obituary: Joseph Osborne King Sr.

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Joseph Osborne King Sr. 5/21/1915 ~ 8/4/2005 Joseph Osborne King Sr., age 90, passed away Thursday August 4, 2005 at Alta Ridge Assisted Living in Sandy, Utah. Joseph was born to Joseph M.S. and Alice Osborne King. He married his high school sweetheart Dorothy Hannah Burton March 29, 1937 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Dorothy passed away July 31, 1999. Graduated from Granite High School. Joseph was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served as ward clerk more than 10 years and also as a stake missionary. Dad had a valiant testimony of the gospel and loved the Book of Mormon. Joseph owned a floral shop for many years and retired from Kennecott Copper Corp. He was a lifetime resident of East Mill Creek. Dad was a master gardener and truly had a green thumb. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing golf. He treasured his family and was most happy when we were all together. He is also survived by his children, Joseph (Joanie) King, Salt Lake City, Barbara (Tom) Brown, Draper, Betty (Don) Madsen, Springville, Patricia (Jim) McKean, Cottonwood Heights; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grand-children; five step-grandchildren; 18 step great-grandchildren; three step great great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by infant son, Robert Steven. Funeral services will be held Tuesday August 9, 2005, 11 a.m. at the East Mill Creek 15th Ward, 3750 South Hillside Lane (2600 East). Friends may call Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East, and at the church Tuesday morning from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. Condolences to the family can be sent to www.holbrookmortuary.com We would like to thank the staff at Alta Ridge Assisted living for their love and tender care and for their support during our most difficult time. We would like to also thank dad's hospice nurse, Gene.