Connie King was born in Mt. Sterling, KY, resided a decade in Bowling Green, KY before moving to Boulder, CO in 1989 where she loved living the remainder of her life.

Connie was fiercely independent, a bit of a lone wolf and whit of maverick. She enjoyed hiking (especially Dakota Ridge and Mt. Sanitas when able), reading, swimming, walking with friends, had a passion for renovating things, and loved agility driving. Her favorite return-to travel destinations were London, Antibes, and Cabo San Lucas.

Professionally, she received a B.S. degree from Western Kentucky University and a M.B.A. from the University of Colorado. She spent the last 20+ years working in HR for Dassault Systemes where she loved her work and her colleagues. It was a big part of her life. Connie embraced the ebbs and flows of stage IV ovarian cancer and all its rigorous treatment following her diagnosis in November 2019. An advocate for women’s health and rights, she found great support from fellow members of COCA (Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance). She confidently and compassionately chose to die under the MAiD (Medical Aid in Dying) process.

She was ever grateful for the love, laughter, and support from her friends, family, colleagues, COCA, medical teams, and her wonderful life in general. No surprise, she demanded no funeral, memorial service nor flowers, but should anyone wish to honor her memory, asked that you consider donating to any of the following causes.

Planned Parenthood –

Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance –

Medical Aid in Dying –

Any organization dedicated to helping end homelessness

8 thoughts on “Connie King”

  1. I have been blessed to know Connie for 20+ years. Connie has always been a wonderful, but a very independent strong willed intelligent person; these attributes are what made her an incredible friend and colleague.

    While I understand her wanting to keep her private life private, I hope that she understands just how many people will miss her greatly.

    Many people march through their workday and do what’s necessary, that was not Connie. Connie cared – alot. ​She touched literally thousands of people’s lives, and in a positive and profound way. She took the time and made the extra effort to ensure that everyone was given thier due; taking a sincere interest in that person as an individual. My only hope is that she had some idea of just how much she will be missed by so many.

    She is just incredible.

  2. Dear Connie, You are so missed! I cannot express how much I adored you and your fierce independence, your awesome humor, your intensity for the ever-important details, your high-class yet casual vibe, your smarts and know-how in business and management. I’ve known you since I worked with you at Banana Republic on the Pearl Street Mall in 1990 and then we worked through an amazing long stint at Sports + Fitness Publishing. Always a free spirit with no way to pin down, you led your life and your death on your terms. Your fight against ovarian cancer was admirable and brave, and I’m so sorry that it took you away from this beautiful world and all the people that loved your dearly. Niki

  3. I am saddened to lose another Teal sister. I was blessed to know Connie and will miss her and her infectious smile.

  4. I met Connie in the 7th grade home room class and continued our friendship by rooming with her freshman year at WKU. We had many wonderful times together but unfortunately just shared a few text the past year. Prayers for her family as they mourn their sister.

  5. Connie was a ray of sunshine with her smile, love of life, and practicality. Another Teal Sister gone too soon. I miss her.
    Wishing her family and friends peace and acceptance.

  6. My beautiful big sister in the fraternity. What incredible times we had together in college. You were an amazing women who everyone loved, as well as respected. I’m so glad I got to see you in Boulder several times over the past 10 years. Each visit brought a smile to my face. You will be missed.

  7. Oh, Connie! I am so happy we got to catch up, visit, laugh & hug that afternoon Steve & I were in town! I’m exceedingly grateful for that time with you. We hadn’t seen each other in probably twenty years or more. But it felt like no time had passed at all. You were always a precious friend. We had such good times! I’m also grateful you were able to manage your illness & passing on your terms! I know how important that was to you. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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