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 – www.plannedparenthood.org
Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance – www.colo-ovariancancer.org
Medical Aid in Dying – www.acamaid.org
Any organization dedicated to helping end homelessness