Dudley W. King

  • Born: January 15, 1911
  • Died: March 30, 2011
  • Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Tribute & Message From The Family

KING - Dudley W. King, a resident of Albuquerque since 1952, died Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 100 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Marie L. King; daughters, Carol and Margaret; son, Tom; grandchildren, Chris, Meredith, Melinda and Jessica; and great-grandchild, Klaus. As requested, there will be no services. The family requests donations to the Albuquerque Archeological Society, P.O. Box 4029, Albuquerque, NM 87196.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Marie, and family of Dudley,
I grew up in Albuquerque, and spent many a weekend hiking with Dudley and Marie, along with my parents Sydney and Dick Reid. We were all members of the New Mexico Mtn Club, and went to many wonderful places in NM & AZ together. I admired Dudley's interest, knowledge and devotion to archeology and ancient rock art. FYI, my father, Dick Reid, passed away Feb 27th, at the age of 95. The last time I saw Dudley and Marie was when they came to my dad's 90th birthday party in Feb of 2006.

My deepest condolences to you all. Blessed be.

Posted by Marion Reid - Boulder, CO - friend   April 15, 2011

My wife and my two small children lived next door to the Kings from 1974 to 1978.
Dudley was a super neighbor. I admired him for his fitness, and love for the outdoors. He was as lean and looked as taut as a whalebone rib. He and Marie were frequently off on hiking trips to Utah and northern New Mexico.
We talked over the fence sometimes, on a variety of subjects. He mentioned having gotten tired of the winters in upstate New York (Buffalo, as I remember), and requesting a transfer, through his work at the Atomic Energy Commission (which, by the 70's was part of the Department of Energy (I think)).
He and I were talking once about some trouble that he was having at work, because a co-worker was spreading bad words about him. I think that by the time that he was telling me about that, that his problem was partly solved, because his foe at work was being caught in some lies. He was obviously still distressed, but, we joked, that it was easiest to be honest about things, because that way a person had to remember, and keep track of, only one story.
Dudley was a great and honorable man. You could just tell that about him.
Judy (my wife) and I did not ever know how old he was when we were neighbors - we speculated that he could be in his 70's. Now we know we were a little off - I am the same age now that he was then. I remember being impressed that he would work out in his yard in the spring and summer while suffering greatly from allergies, without relief from any medications.
We did not stay in touch after we moved to Washington State. It was by chance that a mutual acquaintance sent us word of his passing.
At this time, I recall meeting no one in his family, except Marie, who was his devoted wife, and also a wonderful neighbor. So, probably no one in his family will have any memory of us, but we are saddened by the news of Dudley's passing. We revered him as a good and honest man, and a good neighbor.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family.

Posted by John King - Bothell, WA - Neighbor (years ago)   April 08, 2011


Mr. King was our assistant scoutmaster in the late 1960's. He will be remembered!

Posted by Michael Horne    April 04, 2011

Psalms 91:14-16 (KJV)
14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

Posted by Rev. Valentine Vit - NJ   April 02, 2011

On behalf of the French Family of Companies, we express our deepest condolences.

Posted by Faith Miner - Albuquerque, NM - Funeral Director   April 01, 2011