Ted Wendel King Sr., 81, passed away June 2 in Edgewood. He was born Oct. 18, 1935 in Roswell, to the late Albert and Bertha (Baker) King Sr. Ted was a longtime resident of New Mexico, a member of American Legion Post 49, and a member of the Edgewood Senior Center. He was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Maria E. King; son, Terry G. King as well as several brothers and sisters. Ted is survived by his sons, Ted W. King Jr. and wife Tammy of Mo., Randy W. King and wife Jane of Las Vegas, Nev., and Keith W. King and wife Lisa of Los Lunas; daughters, Monica Ruiz of Albuquerque, and Mildred King of Moriarty; brother, Albert Sydney King Jr.; and sisters, Edith Hornbaker and Jennie Kyzmeka; 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. A viewing is scheduled June 10 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Harris-Hanlon Mortuary in Moriarty. A graveside service will be held at the Mountain Valley Cemetery in Edgewood at 2 p.m., with Ted King Jr. to officiate. Pallbearers will be Paul Manzer, Teddy Stebbens, Toby King, Kyle King, Danny King, Keith King Jr. and Melissa King.
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