Penny Jo King

A beloved Coronado resident for many years, by way of Wisconsin, has lost a sister, wife, step-mom, daughter, cousin, friend and aesthetician on May 8, 2020 after a hard fought battle with ovarian cancer. Penny Jo King, born April 14, 1959 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin passed away peacefully at her home with family by her side.

She is survived by her husband, Barry King; brothers Pete (Wendy) Johnson of San Diego, and Phil Johnson; her step children Barri Lauren King, Nick King, and Tyler King; along with her nieces Taylor De la Torre and Alexandra Johnson.

Penny, the daughter of James H. and Joan M. Johnson, attended Goodrich High School in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. While serving as a flight attendant with America West Airlines, she met Barry King, who was a pilot, and they married in 1995.

Always a kind soul, stylish, and health conscious, Penny decided on a career in aesthetics becoming a licensed aesthetician. She served Coronado and San Diego customers as a true professional, earning the coveted award “Best of Coronado Aesthetician” in 2010, 2014, and 2015. Through her business, she enjoyed many friends providing well-being to her customers.

Penny’s courage and grace will always be an inspiration for those who dearly loved her.

When appropriate to gather in fellowship, a celebration of life memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Coronado.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her honor to the Moores Cancer Center to continue the quest for a cure and therapeutic improvements for ovarian cancer. Checks may be made out to the UC San Diego Foundation; indicate on the memo line that your gift is designated to Fund # 4780- Ovarian Cancer Research Fund under the direction of Dr. Michael T. McHale. Please indicate on the check or in an accompanying note that your gift is made in memory of Penny King. Mail checks to Penny King Tributes c/o The Gift Processing Office, UC San Diego Foundation, 9500 Gilman Drive #0940, La Jolla, CA 92093-0940. Or you may give online by going to this UC San Diego Foundation secure giving page. The family thanks you.

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