Evelyn June King

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At 4 a.m. Tuesday, 7 September 2021, Evelyn June King peacefully transitioned into eternal life, two months from 98 years young. Evelyn was born November 20, 1923, in Springfield, Ill., the last child of Viola Wilson and James Mason. Her siblings James, George, Marcella, Lillian, Dorothy, Lucille, Helen and Gwen preceded her in death. Evelyn obtained her Associate Degree in Music at University of Hawaii. She distinguished herself as a trained Classical Pianist, performing in numerous concerts, and as a concert pianist instructor. While attending the University of Hawaii she met and married Charles E. King, Sr., who rose to the rank of Sergeant Major and, upon retirement, earned his Juris Doctorate in Law, becoming the Prosecutor for Monmouth County, NJ. She accompanied him on his assignments in the US – Seattle, San Francisco, Texas, Arizona, New Jersey; Europe - Karlsruhe, Munich and Heidelberg Germany, Austria, France and Italy. During her international travels, Evelyn became an avid European antique explorer, and toured castles, art galleries, and other historical sights. The exposure to antiquities/art served as a catalyst for home decoration and gardening. After the death of husband, Evelyn's passion for music, art and antiques grew. Evelyn also enjoyed a successful career as a senior grade Administrator in the Department of Defense. Evelyn is survived by her daughter Deborah L. King-Jones, her son-in-law, Harvey C. Jones, and granddaughter, Yasmeen June Alice Jones, Reston, VA. A funeral service will be held Saturday, October 9, 11:00 am, at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church; 1700 Wainwright Dr; Reston, VA, with interment at Arlington National Cemetery Tuesday, November 16, 1:00 pm.

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  1. My Aunt Evelyn was a beautiful lady, she gave her energy to her home Church Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and most of all her family. She enjoyed our Saturday outings and talks on the phone. She kept up with her family. She Loved life to the fullest. Aunt Evelyn would surely be missed but always in our hearts. Maurice and Beverly, Dennis and Sheila and all her nieces and nephews.

  2. Thurs, September 30, 2021 I met Evelyn King at the wedding of my brother, Harvey, and her daughter Deborah. There are memories of spending time with her on a beautiful sunny, summer day – the two of us – at the gravesite of her husband in Arlington Cemetery and, later, at her senior citizen residence where we had such a pleasant visit. What I will remember most is her grace, that smile and the way her face would light up when Deborah entered the room. Now, she will join her husband, whom she missed dearly. Rest in peace, Marion Jones Kennon

  3. Sincere condolences to Deb, Harvey, Yasmeen and extended family, and prayers for God’s divine comfort. We are fortunate that we were able to experience some of Evelyn’s wit and wisdom first hand, and grieve with you in your loss. Lori and Frank Austin

  4. I thank God for you and the life you chose to live. You chose to be a Mother to someone that wasn’t even your own child. I honor you for raising me and my rebellious self for all those years. I thank God for allowing me the opportunity to ask your forgiveness for all the years that I caused you grief in my childhood growing up. Even though you were my stepmother, I truly believe what you instilled in me played a tremendous part in who I am today. To God be the Glory ! I know you are resting in Him and free from all the pain sickness only this world has to offer. Well done Evelyn June King, for you have entered into the joy of the Lord. Your Stepson with love, Charles E. King Jr.

  5. Deborah and I had so much fun at the beach in New Jersey with her beautiful mom Evelyn J. King…she was a joy to share time with. More recently we met for dinner at the National Harbour in Maryland. I learned from Deborah’s mom, the joy of enjoying a good meal. I will continue to keep these and many other memories with her and the family over the years, as thoughts I can draw on as good times I will never forget.

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