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Marcia King-Brink Obituary


Marcia King-Brink, 54, of Ogden, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2010, at her home.

Marcia's wishes were to be cremated. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 9, 2010, at the Community United Methodist Church in Ogden. Rev. Paul Evans will officiate. Visitation will be Friday, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Church. Carson - Stapp Funeral Home in Ogden is in charge of the arrangements.

Marcia Ann King was born on November 10, 1955, in Perry, Iowa, the daughter of Carl and Wanda (O'Connell) King. Marcia graduated with the East Greene High School class of 1974, and went on to receive a Master's Degree in animal science from Iowa State University in Ames. Following her education, she worked at the Louis Rich turkey plant in West Liberty, Iowa, then lived and worked in California for a brief period of time before moving to Denison, Iowa, where she worked in quality control at Dubuque Packing. Marcia was united in marriage to Kenneth Brink on August 13, 1986, in Arion, Iowa. The couple established their home in Ogden in 1989. Marcia was currently employed as a manager in the meat laboratory at Iowa State University.

In earlier years, Marcia enjoyed crafts and ceramics. Her true love was for animals, especially English Shepherd dogs. She was actively involved in both judging and participating in dog shows, agility training, and rescuing and placing English Shepherds. Marcia's dog, Dutch, was a recipient of the Canine Good Citizen Award.

Survivors include her husband, Kenny Brink of Ogden; a step son, Keith Brink and his friend, Joanne of Manilla, Iowa; a step daughter, Shelly (Keith) Rhodes of Defiance, Iowa; eight grandchildren; her father, Carl King of Madrid, Iowa; one brother, Stephen King of Rippey, Iowa; one sister, Janis (John) Turpin of Jefferson, Iowa; many nieces and nephews including Kelly Turpin of Japan; and her beloved dog, Keeva. She was preceded in death by her mother, Wanda King; step daughter-in-law, Billie Brink; and her "kids", dogs, Mandy, Dutch, Molly, Munchkin, and Sage who passed away with Marcia.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.