William Arthur “Art” Kimball King
August 25, 1951 – October 18, 2023
After a courageous battle with Glioblastoma, William Arthur “Art” Kimball King passed away at his home on Wednesday, October 18, 2023. The youngest of five children, Art was born on August 25, 1951, to Helena (Kimball) & Edward King, Sr. in South San Francisco, He joined siblings Tony, Kathy, Cecelia & Patty. The family moved to San Jose when Art was beginning elementary school. He met and began dating the love of his life, Irene Quezada, senior year of high school.
Art & Irene graduated from Pioneer High School in 1969. They married in April of 1971 and moved to Eugene, Oregon. They welcomed two daughters, Michelle and Teresa. They moved back to Santa Rosa in 1981, where they raised their family. Art was an active Dad, taking pride in his daughters. Art welcomed his two sons-in-law, Trieber Meador & Sean Dinneen, enjoying their companionship.
Art & Irene were happily married for 52 years, building an inspirational life together. Whether spending time with long-time friends, the Shasta Group, or hiking, golfing, and skiing with new friends through retirement in Lake Tahoe, Art was in his element when active. He and Irene enjoyed traveling, and their marriage was filled with many adventures. Art loved to golf and enjoyed his time on the course. He relished getting a Hole-In-One, and during retirement, he became a Tournament Official for the NCGA.
Art attended the University of Oregon, earning his degree in Accounting in 1975. After graduating, Art started his 34-year career as a CPA with Moss Adams. Beginning in the Eugene office, he worked in Vancouver and San Francisco and then helped open the Santa Rosa office, where he first became a Partner. In 2001, his career took him to the Seattle office, where he retired in 2011 as the firm’s Regional Managing Partner. He took pride in his career and most enjoyed mentoring younger accountants.
Throughout his career and retirement, Art was active in his community. He served as a Rotary member in Santa Rosa, Seattle, and Truckee and as Club President for both Santa Rosa and Seattle. He served on the Tahoe Forest Hospital and Foundation board during their time in Lake Tahoe and on the Home Owner Associations in both Olympic Valley and Tahoe Donner in Truckee. He enjoyed the camaraderie of fellow members and giving back to his community.
As a husband, father & grandfather, Art broke the mold. He cherished his family, especially his grandchildren, Paige (18), Gracen (10) & Hudson (7). He loved a good joke, a great glass of wine, being active, and time with friends and family. He will be greatly missed by many.
Art is preceded in death by his parents, brother Tony, and sister Cecelia.
A celebration of his life will be held at Sugarloaf Wine Co. on Friday, November 10, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. (6705 Cristo Lane, Santa Rosa) In lieu of flowers, donations may be made via check to the Santa Rosa Sunrise Rotary, Art King Memorial Fund.