Jana Lee King

1957 - 2021

Jana Lee King (1957 – 2021) was born in December in Wichita, Kansas, the middle child of three.  In her early teens she fell in love with horses and they loved her. She shared this pastime with her mother which made them very close.  She spent endless summer days at the stable, full of trail rides and weekend arena quarter horse competitions. She won dozens of trophies and ribbons and was even Queen of a rodeo. As a family we enjoyed hearing countless stories about Tontoo, her favorite horse. When she was in her 20s, after graduating with a BS in Economics from Missouri State, she moved to Seattle with her best friend, Becky. Although she loved the country life she wanted to live in a bigger, exciting city. She made Seahurst her home after driving through it and realizing how special it was. She met her ex-husband while working at Boeing when they bonded over their captivating cars in the parking lot. He had an ‘86 red Corvette, and she a ‘59 salmon pink Ford Fairlane. She went on to work in finance for the cities of Kent, Milton and Black Diamond, and she is fondly remembered by her coworkers. Outside of work she loved her garden. It was a special place for her to find peace. She was also a talented artist and loved designing upgrades for her Seahurst home.  She greatly loved her children and said they were her whole world.  It was a great blessing that she had the chance to experience the birth of her first grandchild.  She joins her mother, Marie (Rogers) King and sister, Sharna Davis in heaven. Both her and her sister passed away from breast cancer. Jana would always say, “just be safe.” This is a good reminder to get regular health check ups.

Jana is survived by her daughter, Kylee (Wible) Fortygin, son-in-law Kirill, and granddaughter Belle, her son Scott Wible, daughter-in-law Brooke, her father Kendal King, and brother Scott King.  She will always be remembered for the twinkle in her eyes and the friendships made for a lifetime.

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