Elias LeDeal King, 55-year-old Blackfoot resident, died Friday, October 19, 1990 at his home from an apparent heart attack.
He was born June 28, 1935 at Murray, Utah the son of Wells Rulon and Eliza Gardner King.He was raised and received his education in the Salt Lake City area, graduating from the Granite High School in 1953.
He married Donna Holmberg June 28, 1954 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They made there home in Draper, and So. Jordan, Utah, before moving to Blackfoot in 1974, where they have since resided.
He was a co-owner in Lambert Produce at the time of his death. Prior to coming to Blackfoot, he drove truck as an owner operator and had bought and sold cattle. LeDeal had a great work ethic and he instilled this in his children. They all worked with the cattle and in the produce business as they were growing up. He loved his work and enjoyed meeting new people. He always had something good to say about everyone.
He was a member of the LDS Church and has served as a Sunday School teacher and was an Elder at the time of his death. he also enjoyed his horses and collecting guns.
He is survived by his wife, Donna of Blackfoot; three sons, Kevin King and Edward `Ed' King, both of Blackfoot, Idaho; Cory King, Burley, Idaho; daughter, Mrs. Bret (Stacy) Vickery, St. George; two brothers, Wendell G. King, Sandy; and Clubert Ray King, Woods Cross; a sister, Polly King Peay, Farmington; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m., Tuesday, October 23, 1990 at the Balckfoot LDS 4th Ward Chapel, on North Shilling, with Bishop's councilor John Fairchild conducting. The family will meet with friends Monday evening, from 7-9 p.m., at the Hill-Sandberg Funeral Chapel and Tuesday, for one hour prior to the services at the church. Burial will be in the Grove City Cemetery.
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