Obituary of Connie Mae King
Connie Mae King (Evje) age 74, has passed into glory after
an almost 2 year battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her
children, grandchildren, her brother and his wife.
Connie is remembered by her youngest brother Joe Evje and his wife Rachelle, children: Allen King, Donald King and Denice King all of Caldwell, Donald King’s wife Brenda, their daughter Allene and her husband Harley Elsie, daughter Carisa, and great grandsons Augustyn and Hunter.
She is preceded in death by her parents Leonard and Mavis Evje, brothers Kelly Evje and Scotty Evje, sister LaVonne Evje and her husband Dale E. King.
Born in Clearbrook, Minnesota she moved to California in her late teens where she
met and married her husband Dale E. King.
After Dale’s discharge from the Navy they moved to Caldwell, Idaho to raise their
family. Connie began working for Happy Day Ford in the parts department, working her way up to parts manager when she accepted a position at Dick Donnelly Lincoln Mercury in Boise as parts manager. At Dick Donnelly Lincoln Mercury she distinguished herself in the parts industry winning Ford motor company’s highest award the gold medal. When the owner sold the company to Boise Lincoln Mercury Connie was then approached to become parts manager at Peterson’s Autoplex in Boise, Idaho. At Peterson’s she managed a near unprecedented lines of parts from 8 auto manufacturers ranging from Toyota to BMW, trained many employees to become parts managers in the future, winning many awards and trips, culminating in the WCA’s Twin (Tribute to Women in Industry) award in 1998. She retired in 2009 to be with her husband and care for him until his passing in 2010.
Connie’s passions were fishing, art, gardening and creating furniture and decorations with found wood. Most of all was her love of home and family.
Her indomitable will and caring of all who came to know her will never be forgotten.
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