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Argaylon King


September 1, 2017

A funeral service for Argaylon Carl King, 88, of Ekalaka, MT will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Stevenson Funeral Home, Ekalaka, MT with Tom Stieg and John Champlin officiating. Burial will take place in Beaver Lodge Cemetery.

Family received friends on August 30, 2017 at the funeral home.

Argaylon passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Dahl Memorial in Ekalaka, MT.

Argaylon Carl King was born February 7, 1929 in Belle Fourche, SD, the son of Carl E. and Agnes (Brammer) King. He attended school through the eighth grade in various places. He worked with his father in construction before going to work for Mickey Blackford.

While working there, he met Charlotte Mae Burch. The couple was united in marriage on March 27, 1951 in the Ridgeway area, just before Argaylon was drafted into the Army on May 1, 1951, serving during the Korean War.

Their first born child, Carl, was born while he was stateside in South Carolina. After his honorable discharge on May 1, 1953, he returned to Montana and the family made their home in the Ridgeway community where Argaylon worked for R.O. Burch. This is where Dale, Sherrie and twins, Karen and Kyla joined the family.

In 1972, Argaylon and Charlotte became partners with Harry Blair and moved to the Bell Tower Ranch and raised registered longhorns. Their ranch had the largest registered Texas Longhorn herd in North America. In 1983, the couple left Bell Tower and lived in various locations before settling in Ekalaka in 1995.

Argaylon loved to fish and went on many fishing trips with his brother Randy. He enjoyed playing baseball in his younger years. Every morning he could be found playing cribbage with Charlotte to see who was boss. His family meant the world to him and he loved spending time with them; often telling funny stories.

Argaylon was a member of the Ekalaka Masonic Lodge where he served as Master, Ekalaka Sorrell Horse Patrol, and a lifetime member of the Texas Longhorn Association.

Argaylon is survived by his wife of 66 years, Charlotte King; children, Carl (Rita) King and their children, Jason (Nichole) King, Shannon (Mike) Boeh; Dale (Helen) King and their children, Damara King, Desirea' King, Kristie King and Justin King; Sherrie (Kim) Curry and their children, Jeff Curry, Michelle (J.D.) Williams, Megan (Bryce) Leonhardt, Jarred (Inga) Curry; Karen (Frank) Nies and their children, Mark (Brittney) Nies, Matt (Ami) Nies, Marlee Nies; Kyla Kennedy and her children, Tayler Kennedy, Jessica (Chantz) Weeding, Brooke Kennedy; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Randy (Jean) King; and sisters, Judy (Tom) Tyler and Carla King.

He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Edwin King; mother, Agnes Clark; sisters, Debbie King, Modell Nordquist, Nadine Nelson; son-in-law, Ed Kennedy.

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