Danny L. King died Nov. 10, 2013, at San Juan Living Center in Montrose. He was 75.
He was born in Nampa, Idaho, Aug. 13, 1938, to Carroll and Lillian (Hann) King.
He grew up on a small farm near Nampa, graduating from Nampa High School. He liked working with the irrigation system on the farm and developed an interest in the flow of water. He received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Idaho and a master's degree in hydraulic engineering from the University of Colorado. He was a registered professional engineer in Colorado.
On April 4, 1960, he married Joan Mercer in Nampa. They lived in Denver.
Mr. King worked in the hydraulics laboratory of the Bureau of Reclamation in Denver, studying working scale models of the features of dams. He held several upper-management positions at the Engineering and Research Center for the Bureau of Reclamation.
He was a member of the International Association for Hydraulic Research and the American Society of Civil Engineers, serving as chairman of the hydraulics division. He authored many well-known laboratory reports, professional papers and other publications in his field.
Mr. King enjoyed writing poetry, playing golf, cross-country and downhill skiing, hiking and photography.
He taught and led many Bible study discussion groups, including the men's Bible study fellowship in Denver.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Kevin King of Cedaredge and Michael (Tammy) King of Columbus, Miss.; a grandson, Joshua King of Westminster; siblings, Dennis (Merrilyn) King, Ron (Carolyn) King and Cindy (Don) Cobb, all of Nampa, Idaho; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at New Hope Evangelical Free Church in Cedaredge.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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