Marlene June Hotaling King, born June 12, 1954, to Burdette and Francis Hotaling in Cobleskill, New York, 62 years old, died April 29, 2017.
She was the most courageous person. Even blind and memory impaired she fought for her dignity and self worth. She had been an avid horsewoman, talented artist, gifted seamstress, loved animals of all kinds. She was a longtime “Goat Girl” and for a time supported herself raising goats. As a Witness of Jehovah, she spent many hours serving the needs of the good and gentle people she came to know.
Marlene is survived by her mother, Francis Hotaling, of Cobleskill, NY; two sisters, Nancy Chase and husband Robert of Powhatan, VA and Marilyn Gilmore and husband Ray of Laurens, NY; two brothers, Gary B. Hotaling of Sharon Springs, NY and Bruce and Tammy Hotaling of Cobleskill, NY; two children, Charisma Marin and husband Robert of Orlando, Florida and Dallas King of Florida; and three grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her father, Burdette Hotaling, and one nephew, Brandon Hotaling.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Kingdom Hall in Mena, Arkansas, at 1:30 p.m. central time and the Kingdom Hall in Schodack, New York, at 2:30 p.m. eastern time.