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RICKY LEWIS KING
Rick
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Born:February 14, 1979
Salinas, CA
Died:May 17, 2009
Hollister, California
LET THE CHILDREN COME TO ME, AND DO NOT HINDER THEM, FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD BELONGS TO SUCH AS THESE. Mark 10:14

A CANDLE HAS BEEN LIT.

Loving Son, Brother, Grandson, & Nephew. A beautiful smile with a ready laugh who enjoyed life's simple pleasures. A young man who loved to drive his car, BBQ, and go to the movies. Rick was a big shy guy with a big loving heart. His favorite food was pizza. His favorite drink was Pepsi. His last words to me were, "Mom. I love you." the day before he died. I still have the Mother's Day Balloon he gave me and the card. I loved him very much and he made me happy by just seeing him. He had a sense of humor. When he was in ICU in March he woke up and said to me when I entered his room, "Mom, how could you let them keep me here so long without feeding me?" And at another time he said,"Why won't they let me wear my underwear here?" My heart breaks when I hear his voice telling me,"Mom, please don't leave me here alone." He isn't alone he's in heaven now a better place surrounded by eternal love. His brother Mark was telling me yesterday that now we have another angel watching over us.

Ricky(5)and his best friend discovered the neighbors cat had kittens. The owner wouldn't let the children play with the kittens after I asked if they could see them. The neighborhood kids always knew what was going on. I just never imagined that they would put a water hose in the man's garage to flood it because of his refusal to let them see the kittens.

I was watching a DVD of Ricky skate boarding for our family on a birthday reunion. He was very good and could do many things with his skate board. He wrote a book about skate boarding in the 4th grade and I read it at his funeral. He was a good writer and had won a ribbon. He loved to play soccer and one year there wasn't anyone to coach the children who wanted to play. I volunteered and coached that season. Ricky's team didn't win many games but the experience was unforgetable. I gave him my car when he needed one and he said,"Mom I love you." He always had many friends and was popular. He was student of the month one year also. We lived by a lot of land and the boys would jump their dirt bikes all day long. There was a donkey, seperated by a wire fence and one day Ricky didn't have a carrot to feed it and it grabbed his hand and held it. He hugged that old donkey and the donkey let his hand go and he had no marks upon his hand either. He was a quiet boy. Some bullies were pushing the kids around at the bus stop. He never came home and told me about it, neither did Mark. Ricky took his skate board one morning and said it was for show and tell at school. I didn't think anythng of it. Later on I found out he had used it for self defense to protect his brother and the others. The bullying stopped.

Ricky went to go live with his Dad when he was 15yrs old. I would have to drive a long time one way to go see him, but I did it anyway. We visited back and forth like that until he turned 21.

Mark and I moved in with my parents. Ricky had many visits, spent the night had BBQ's, Thanksgiving, and Christmas dinner's there. He started working and had 6 months here, in California and then 6 months in AZ. He worked many a 6 day week and had the swing shift. He didn't get off work until 2am in the morning. He had to wear a special uniform to keep him warm, because he had to work in a cooler. He was happy when he received his forklift operator license and made good money working. We both worked and had different days off and worked different shifts it was hard to find time to be together to visit. Ricky always called me and talked to me. He also wrote me letters and I still have them.

He loved to go to the ocean & the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
He loved to drive his car and he was very proud of it. He was a good driver. He was always calm during a crisis and I loved him so much it hurts and I will miss him very much and remember all the wonderful times God gave me with him. Victoria - Mother, Friend, Parent.

THE BLESSINGS I'VE RECEIVED
I HAVE NEVER SPOKEN WITH MY GOD IN PERSON, FACE TO FACE,YET DEEP WITHIN MY HEART I KNOW I WAS SAVED BY HIS LOVING GRACE.
I SPEAK WITH HIM THROUGH PRAYER AND CAN FEEL HIS PRESENCE NEAR.
I KNOW THAT HE IS WITH ME WHEN MY GLOOMY DAYS ARE HERE.
I LONG FOR HIM TO HOLD ME IN HIS LOVING ARMS ONE DAY,
BUT UNTIL THEN I'LL BE CONTENT TO WHISPER, "I LOVE YOU, " AS I PRAY.

WHAT A GLAD AND JOYOUS DAY IT WAS WHEN IN HIM I FIRST
BELIEVED. HOW CAN I EVER THANK HIM FOR THE BLESSINGS I'VE
RECEIVED? GOD HAS DONE SO MANY WONDERFUL THINGS,
BUT THE ONES THAT I TREASURE THE MOST ARE THE GIFTS OF LOVE
THAT HE GAVE TO US - HIS SON, JESUS, & THE HOLY GHOST.

IN REMEMBRANCE OF RICKY LEWIS KING FUNERAL PASSAGE

The Twenty-Third Psalm

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the
Paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of
The shadow of death, I will fear no evil:
For thou art with me; Thy rod and
Thy staff they comfort me.
Thou prepares a table before me in the
Presence of mine enemies: thou anointest
My head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life: and I will
Dwell in the house of the Lord forever

FUNERAL MUSIC
SONGS: Johnny Cash - The Preacher Said: Jesus Said, Man in Black, God's Gonna Cut You Down, My Own Personnal Jesus, Highway Man, Ghost Riders In the Sky, Redemption Song, Spiritual, Peace In The Valley, Rock of Ages, Help Me, I Came to Believe, Hurt, Why Me Lord,

REDEMPTION SONG
From the hands it came down
From the side it came down
From the feet it came down
And ran to the ground
Between heaven and hell
A teardrop fell In the deep crimson dew
The tree of life grew

And the blood gave life
To the branches of the tree
And the blood was the price
That set the captives free
And the numbers that came
Through the fire and the flood Clung to the tree
And were redeemed by the blood

From the tree streamed a light
That started the fight 'Round the tree grew a vine
On whose fruit I could dine
My old friend Lucifer came
Fought to keep me in chains
But I saw through the tricks
Of six-sixty-six

And the blood gave life
To the branches of the tree
And the blood was the price
That set the captives free
And the numbers that came
Through the fire and the flood Clung to the tree
And were redeemed by the blood

From his hands it came down
From his side it came down
From his feet it came down
And ran to the ground
And a small inner voice Said "You do have a choice."
The vine engrafted me
And I clung to the tree

CHURCH CHOIR SONGS SUNG BY MOTHER'S CHURCH CHOIR

FUNERAL SERVICE 5/25/09 11:00A.M. GLAD TIDINGS CHURCH
San Juan Bautista, California Officiating Pastor J. Emilio

INTERMENT - @ a later time Mission Memorial Park
1915 Ord Grove Avenue Seaside, CA 93955

King, Ricky L.

King, 30, passed away May 17, 2009 in Hollister.
Cremation has taken place.
Arrangements:Healey Mortuary & Crematory www.healeymortuary.com
Published in the Monterey Herald on 5/23/2009

Ricky King ShareE-mail
HOLLISTER
Ricky L. King, 30, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2009.

CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE WHAT RICKY DIED FROM

Congestive heart failure (CHF), or heart failure, is a condition in which the heart can't pump enough blood to the body's other organs. This can result from
• narrowed arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle — coronary artery disease
• past heart attack, or myocardial infarction, with scar tissue that interferes with the heart muscle's normal work
• high blood pressure
• heart valve disease due to past rheumatic fever or other causes
• primary disease of the heart muscle itself, called cardiomyopathy.
• heart defects present at birth — congenital heart defects.
• infection of the heart valves and/or heart muscle itself — endocarditis and/or myocarditis
The "failing" heart keeps working but not as efficiently as it should. People with heart failure can't exert themselves because they become short of breath and tired.
As blood flow out of the heart slows, blood returning to the heart through the veins backs up, causing congestion in the tissues. Often swelling (edema) results. Most often there's swelling in the legs and ankles, but it can happen in other parts of the body, too. Sometimes fluid collects in the lungs and interferes with breathing, causing shortness of breath, especially when a person is lying down.
Heart failure also affects the kidneys' ability to dispose of sodium and water. The retained water increases the edema.
How do you diagnose and treat congestive heart failure?
Your doctor is the best person to make the diagnosis. The most common signs of congestive heart failure are swollen legs or ankles or difficulty breathing. Another symptom is weight gain when fluid builds up.
CHF usually requires a treatment program of
• rest
• proper diet
• modified daily activities
• drugs such as
• ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitors
• beta blockers
• digitalis
• diuretics
• vasodilators
Various drugs are used to treat congestive heart failure. They perform different functions. ACE inhibitors and vasodilators expand blood vessels and decrease resistance. This allows blood to flow more easily and makes the heart's work easier or more efficient. Beta blockers can improve how well the heart's left lower chamber (left ventricle) pumps. Digitalis increases the pumping action of the heart, while diuretics help the body eliminate excess salt and water.

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My smile is full of joy
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Monterey Bay Aquarium
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Ricky's Soccer Team, Vickie (Mom) Coached that year
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Student of the Month Ricky
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Memorabilia (audio, video, files, documents, etc.)

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PACIFIC GROVE FLORAL ARRANGEMENT
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WhiteLillies
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FLORAL ARRANGEMENT FROM NEICE AND FAMILY
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AMERICAN HEART & STROKE ASSOC. CONTRIBUTION
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Jump Rope 4 Heart Ricky's Certificate
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Personal Notes


Dear Family and Friends,

I have some very sad news. My nephew Ricky passed away this morning. He has been on some medication and had heart failure just recently, 6weeks ago. He was 30 years old. He will be missed. We all loved him very much.

He was a nice gentle guy, that had a good sense of humor. He loved his mom and family, he and his dad were best friends and he's going to miss him
terribly. Mark will miss him too, he visited often and played video games and hung out with him. Roy and Barbara will miss Ricky too, he came for bq's and holidays and was a loving grandson. He loved his family.

We had some great times with him when our children were smaller and growing up, they all played together. Those will be happy memories. He loved to go camping and fishing in Arroyo Seco, Carmel Valley. He enjoyed their pet dogs, a chihuahua. and two hound dogs. He liked riding his bike, and skateboarding.

Added by Debra & Tom Yauch (aunt & uncle)


He graduated high school and worked at the food plants and fields in Salinas and sometimes Arizona. Ricky was on oxygen, and abreathing machine. His father John called an ambulance and Sharon and John met them at the hospital. My sister Vicky and her son were driving up to the hospital to see Ricky when they got the cell phone call- that he had passed away. John had some
pain in his chest and the dr was worried about him. Vickie and John and Sharon and Mark all decided to have him cremated. Ricky has to go for an autopsy because he died at home. Then his ashes will be sprinkled in the Seaside Cemetary where his uncle is burried. There will be no memorial service. I was at a church meeting when my mommy called. I was so upset to get this sad news. Tom and James will miss Ricky. We are all glad we got to see him last month. Please pray for the King Family. May god's love surround all of us during this time.

Debbie and Tom Yauch

Added by Continued by Debbie & family


Vickie,

I am so sorry, and know there is nothing that words can say that will ease your pain.

This is so sad, I loved and will miss Ricky. We will always remember the steak cook outs we had at our house in Henderson, almost every time Ricky came over, LOL. Ricky came over to house a lot up till when they moved back to California. Ricky and Mike hung out and went places together while he was here also. That’s the last time we saw Ricky and that’s how we will all remember him.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you or Mark.

Love you very much and will talk to you soon.
I had Lisa make me a Face Book so I could keep in touch better. Give Vickie and Mark a big! hug for me and tell them how much I love them. I will always keep Ricky in my heart right next to Ivan, Uncle Alfred & other family members that have passed on.


LeRoy, Lisa & Michael Moats


Added by Anonymous


We loved Ricky so much it's hard to think he has passed from this world to heaven. I remember his 1st date and how nervous he was. I told him just be yourself and she will love you just as much as we do.

Vickie and I put together a Memorial Book today, 5/20/09. He was loved by anyone who knew him and had many loving people around him always. Roy, Mark & I were his sponsors @ his Baptism. Vickie had all 3 of them Baptised together.

He was a wonderful Grandson and he will always have a place in our hearts. He loved the ocean, we took him to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Point Lobos. He was a frequent visitor to our home and just like LeRoy our son said, we always BBQ when he was there. Love Grandma Barbara & Grandpa Roy

Added by GRANDPA ROY & GRANDMA BARBARA


I'm praying for God's comfort foryour family. I'm sorry to hear about Ricky. Give Vicki a big hug for me. Lorri Grimes
Added by Lorri Grimes (2nd cousin)


Athena M. Bindel& Betty Hendix
My heart and prayers go out to the entire Moats - King family during this difficult time. I am sorry for your loss and wanted to send hugs your way.

Added by Athena Bindel & Betty Hendrix


We are so sad to hear about Ricky! our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love & hugs, Danielle, Matt, Elaine and Ronan
Added by Danielle, Matt, Elaine and Ronan


Aunt Barbara we are all so sorry for your family's loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you all. Gma Betty, Sergio, Athena, Sergio Jr, Arianah, Jovani and Marco
Added by Gma Betty, Sergio, Athena, Sergio Jr, Arianah, Jov
 
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