On May 1, 2017, Jean Alice King, 91, passed from her earthly home in Templeton, Ca. to the heavenly home of God.
Jean was born the daughter of John and Esther Kanst on November 16,1925 in Hanford Ca., Her father owned and operated Home Town Dairy in Corcoran along with Jean’s husband Jack King. Her mother was a school teacher, she primarily taught first grade in the Corcoran school district. Jean graduated from Corcoran High School in 1943 and married Jack shortly after Jack graduated from high school in 1946, after which they moved to Davis, Ca., where Jack attended UC Davis and studied agriculture. After graduating from UC Davis school of agriculture, Jack and Jean returned to Corcoran, where Jack started working with Jean’s father operating the dairy and the dairy’s Red Barn store on Whitley Avenue. They ran the dairy until it was sold in the early 1960’s. Jean and Jack raised three children Shirley, Sharon and Dale. When Jean wasn’t being a mother and homemaker she worked on the dairy and in the Corcoran School district food services department. In the summer of 1968, Jean and Jack moved to Bakersfield where she lived until moving to Templeton Ca., in 2009. Jean was preceded in death by parents John and Esther Kanst, brother John H. Kanst, husband Jack and daughter Shirley Elder. Jean is survived by daughter Sharon Mitchell of Santa Cruz, son Dale and wife Diana of Paso Robles Ca., and Shirley’s husband Bobby Elder of Sutter, Ca. She is survived by 6 grandchildren, John Mitchell of Santa Cruz, Melinda Brown of Aptos Ca., Jeanne Campbell and Sara Elder both of Sutter Ca., Nicholas King of Paso Robles Ca., and Cody King of Henderson, NV., and eight great grandchildren.