I WAS THE NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR TO THE KING FAMILY FOR 30 YEARS. EUGENE WAS AS CLOSE TO BEING A PERFECT HUMAN BEING THAT I HAVE EVER KNOWN. MY CONDOLENCES TO THE ALSO WONDERFUL KING FAMILY.
— RICHARD W. FRANZ
Leandra and family,
I wish to express my sincere sympathy on the loss of Eugene. I have many fond memories of my years at First Security and especially the 21 years I was secretary to Gene and got to know him and associate with members of your family. May you have comfort and peace with your memories of Gene.
— Joyeclyn Dahlquist
Surprised and saddened to learn of Gene’s passing – a noble man. I recall a talk he gave at Garden Heights Ward: The
Spirit of Elias – that is :the spirit of truth. The world is a poorer place – Godspeed Gene and best wishes to all-