SHARON — Adrienne King was born on Oct. 5, 1921, to Robert and Wilda Webber in Flushing, N.Y.
She attended the Cooper Union School of Art in New York City, but she left the school to join the US Navy Reserves WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service) and worked as an Aviation Machinist 3rd class for two years in Pensacola, Fla., in the early 1940s.
It was there that she met Harry King, whose home was in Sharon, and she married him in 1946.
Harry pursued a career in the Navy in aviation mechanics and retired after 22 years of service. Harry passed away in 1970.
Their only child, Craig, also passed away of heart complications in 1975.
Adrienne managed these losses with the help of friends, many from the Congregational Church of Sharon.
Her only sister, Morrell Webber Swart, served in missionary work in Africa for over 40 years.
Adrienne served the church as secretary for 35 years, enjoying the opportunity to connect with those families. Cheese Balls and hugs were her way of connecting with the children of the church, whom she dearly loved.
Adrienne moved to Selah, Wash., following a serious injury and lived the final years of her life there in the care of her niece, Merry, and her husband, Dr. Don Hill.
Adrienne died on April 15, 2021, at the age of 99.
A memorial service will be held at the Sharon Congregational Church on Saturday, Sept. 25, at 11 a.m. A graveside service will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Sharon.