Michael Jerome King
|Posted 2020-06-24 by mhenderson|
|Published in Today's News Herald on Jun. 24, 2020 -|
LakeHavasu City, Arizona -
Michael "Mike" Jerome King. AKA "Coffee Mike" passed away peacefully
in his home on June 18, 2020.
Mike was born on Dec. 7, 1944 to the parents of Kenneth and Nadine
King in Manassa, Colorado. Mike attended High School at Lakewood High
School. This is where he met his high school sweetheart Mary Jane
Farnsworth, who he would go on to marry for 58 years. They had two
beautiful children together, Laurie Ann King and Timothy Bruce King
Mike's professional career started out as a cook at multiple
establishments that varied from bowling alleys across California as
well as Jerry's Pancake Parade and Canyon Oaks Golf Course in
California. In 1974, Mike started working at Farmer Brother's Coffee
Company. He started as a warehouseman. He worked hard and was a
dedicated employee. Mike would go on to work for Farmer Brother's
Coffee for 35 years and retire as the vice president of that same
After retirement, he and his lovely bride Mary Jane moved to Arizona
to be closer to their son and grandchildren, where they remain today.
Mike loved his family very much. He worked hard to provide a good life
for all of them.
Mike loved Prescott, Arizona. Some of his favorite moments were spent
at their vacation home enjoying the nature and cooler weather. He
enjoyed golfing very much. You could find him on our local Havasu Golf
course regularly. He also had a passion for motorcycles, Harleys to be
Mike was also a member of a 12 step recovery program for 48 years. He
was very proud of his hard earned recovery and gave back whenever he
could. He touched so many people in so many ways.
Mike is preceded in death by his father, Kenneth King, his mother,
Nadine King, and his stepfather William "Papa Bill" Hoogstad.
Services were entrusted to the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home.
Thoughts and condolences can be sent to the family at www.lietz-
frazefuneralhome.com. To send a free card go to
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