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Marlene Joyce (Tennyson) King passed away on March 22, 2020 at Banner Desert Medical Center, Mesa, Arizona.  Marlene had battled a series of illnesses over the last weeks that ended with pneumonia.  Marlene had been tested for COVID-19 and was found “negative”.  She was born on August 24, 1936 in Quinn, South Dakota.  She married Bernard Lee King on September 15, 1990.  Marlene is survived by her loving husband, Bernie, two children from a previous marriage: Rodney Kjerstad and Jana Gates, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by stepdaughter, Tracy Silva and one step-granddaughter.  May Marlene rest eternally in peace and in the embrace of our loving Lord.  A graveside service for Marlene will be held on Monday March 30, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, 7900 E. Main St. Mesa, Arizona 85207.


Loving God,

A candle burns in my heart and warms my soul.

It never flickers. It never wanes.

It is the memory of those I love

Who are now at home with you.

I ask you to keep them close to your heart.

Keep them in the bright flame of your love.

Eternal rest grant to them, Oh Lord.

Let perpetual light shine upon them and may

Their soul and the souls of all the faithful,

By the mercy of God, Rest in Peace.

Immortal God, holy lord,

Father and Protector of all you have created,

we raise our hearts to you for those

who have passed from the mortal life, especially Marlene King.

In your loving mercy, Father, be pleased to receive

For all the faithful who have died we pray,

but in particular for those dear to us.


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