The Norman Transcript


December 30, 2012

Faye King

NORMAN — Faye King, 95, passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 in Norman. She was born April 30, 1917 in Montrose, Colo. to Leonard and Alta (Helmick) Beach.

Faye was raised a country farm girl in Montrose and Delta, Colo.. She moved to Norman where her sister Joy lived to go to business college taking classes that eventually led her to become the assistant to the Dean of Law at the University of Oklahoma for 30 years. She loved her students, helping them to graduate and pass the Oklahoma Bar Exam. During this time she married Jack King. After retiring, Faye and her sister Joy (who was also widowed) started their craft business, “Grandma Made It, They Are Sisters You Know.” They enjoyed traveling to many different craft shows and ending up at “An Affair Of The Heart” craft show, which they participated in for more than 20 years.

She loved water skiing, traveling, four wheeling in the Colorado mountains and visiting with people. She loved her family and was an inspiration to all of them. They loved Faye and will miss her immensely.

Faye is survived by one son, Warren Cotts of Ridgway, Colorado; two daughters, Charlotte Campbell of Norman and Barbara Neil and husband John of Norman; 13 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack King in 1984; one brother, Jay Beach; and two sisters, Joy Shannon and Jan Beach.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2420 Springer Dr., Ste 205, Norman, Okla. 73069.

Visitation will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 and noon to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 with the family greeting friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

Services will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at Goodrich Memorial United Methodist Church, 200 W. Hayes, Norman with interment following in the Noble I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Arrangements for Faye and her family were placed in the care of the Vice family at the Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman. Online condolences may be shared at

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