The Times West Virginian


September 1, 2013

Sarah King

Sarah Sanderson King, born in Fairmont as Sarah Elizabeth Police, led a remarkable life until her passing on Aug. 17, 2013, in Greenwich, Conn., at age 81.

Predeceased by her husband, Donald Cushman, she is survived by her daughters, Linda LaTrenta and Laurie Sanderson; stepdaughters, Kim Williams and Cindy Perettie; eight grandchildren; brother, Floyd Police; first husband, Richard Sanderson; and many nieces and nephews.

Sarah took great pride and joy in her family, for whom she has always been an inspiration.

Sarah’s indomitable spirit and passion for learning led her from West Virginia, where she was born the youngest of 13 children, to become a communications professor and chairperson at the University of Hawaii, Central Connecticut State University and Marist College. Sarah earned a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, a master’s degree from Bowling Green State University and a bachelor of arts degree with high honors from Fairmont State College, where she was recognized with the 1991 Outstanding Alumna Award.

Thoughtful and generous, she is remembered with appreciation and admiration from her family, friends, colleagues and students. She was also an avid reader and writer, co-authoring or editing 11 scholarly books and textbooks covering diverse fields of communication.  

To further honor her lifetime of positive impacts, an endowment in Sarah’s name has been established for undergraduate student research scholarships at Fairmont State University in West Virginia. In lieu of flowers, a contribution could be made to the fund: Fairmont State Foundation, 1300 Locust Ave., Fairmont, WV, 26555 with the notation “King fund” in the memo section.

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