Thursday, July 25, 2013

Remembering long-time CMC member Frank King

Long-time Colorado Mountain Club member Frank King died at his home on July 19.

climbers are sometimes asked: "Why do you do it?" Among the many good reasons is the potential for forming friendships of a lasting and unequaled value. Frank was an epitome of this reward.

He was upbeat and personable, kind, sensitive, generous, highly intelligent and resourceful. He possessed a sense of humor that brought light to situations that many would view in darkness.

Frank climbed all but a few of Colorado's Fourteeners and many of the state's other high peaks. He also reached the summits of a number of the nation's more difficult mountains and the high points in many of the states. He had been on top of 18,510 foot Mount Elbrus in Russia. He had climbed Mount Kenya in Africa as well as mountains in the Alps and Spain. He also spent time hiking and climbing in the Himalayas.

He recently retired from more than fifty years of practicing corporate, business and tax law and enjoyed an enviable reputation for integrity and competence. Furthermore, he was a faithful supporter of causes and institutions dedicated to protecting the mountain environment.

Frank will be missed by his wife, Susan, his daughters, step-daughters, son and grandchildren, as well as his very many friends. He will be remembered for the mountains he loved and enjoyed climbing.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 26 at The Cathedral Basilica of Immaculate Conception, 401 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver.

See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/denverpost/obituary.aspx?n=francis-primbs-king&pid=165988727


al services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 26 at The Cathedral Basilica of Immaculate Conception, 401 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/denverpost/obituary.aspx?n=francis-primbs-king&pid=165988727#fbLoggedOut
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 26 at The Cathedral Basilica of Immaculate Conception, 401 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/denverpost/obituary.aspx?n=francis-primbs-king&pid=165988727#fbLoggedOut
rvices will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 26 at The Cathedral Basilica of Immaculate Conception, 401 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/denverpost/obituary.aspx?n=francis-primbs-king&pid=165988727#fbLoggedOut

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