Ina “Bea” King

May 11, 2012 • Obituaries


[auth] Ina “Bea” King, 84, of Roswell, peacefully passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at her home.

Ina will be laid to rest on Monday, May 14, 2012, at 11 a.m., in South Park Cemetery, with Cecil Kimberlin officiating. Family and friends are invited to view Ina on Sunday, May 13, 2012, from 1 to 5 p.m., at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home.

The daughter of Orville and Cora (Beavers) Pendergraft, Ina Bernice Pendergraft was born 12th of 13 children on May 12, 1927, in Kingfisher, Okla. Ina married Herbert King and their adventure began. Ina and Herbert were blessed with five children. As a mother, Ina learned to be a friend, nurse, mediator and confidant to her children. She was wholly and deeply devoted to her family. A wearer of many hats — daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend, ally and the Boss — Ina was always a hard worker. Ina will be remembered as a very strong, independent, stubborn, loving, nonjudgmental person. She was a truly remarkable woman; she touched many lives from doing hair, driving a school bus, and going to dances and bingo. Ina hardly knew a stranger; she always had a smile and hug. She loved to play games, but hated losing. Her favorite games to play were Skip Bo, Yahtzee, and dominoes. Her family will miss her dearly.

Ina was preceded in death by her husband Herbert King; parents Orville and Cora Pendergraft; and numerous brothers and sisters.

Those left to cherish Ina’s memory are children, Gertrude “Trudie” Martinelli and her husband Ed, of Espanola, Sue Wilson and her companion Terry Mathews, of Roswell, Ronnie King and his wife Linda of Diamond Springs, Calif., Ginger Scott and her husband Danny, of Artesia, and Brenda Brown, of Roswell; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brother, Ivan Pendergraft, of Michigan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories in the online register book at Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

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