Saturday, November 21, 2009

Saying goodbye to a King

Bruce King, a three-term Governor of New Mexico,
will be laid to rest on Saturday
(Photos: MG Bralley)

Hundreds of Bruce Kings friends and supporters will join his family in Moriarty on Saturday morning to celebrate the former governor's life and say their final goodbyes at a funeral service in Moriarty at 10am.

On Thursday, Gary King told reporters the family thanks everyone for the outpouring of condolences and shared several stories about the beloved political legacy. He also told us stories about Kings campaigns, his favorite job Speaker of the House, and how the former Governor and his mother Alice King (who died in December) always tried to make life better for New Mexicans.

Listen to the audio from the Attorney General's news conference -- he tells us the "cowboy governor" thought his greatest accomplishments were his grand kids and developing new funding programs for schools in New Mexico.

Flags have been flying at half staff for more than a week, and on Friday hundreds of people filed past King's casket lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Santa Fe.

This morning's service will be broadcast on several local TV stations digital stations, and streamed lived on other websites.

We'll have live reports throughout the morning on 770KKOB, and recap the services in our evening report and on Sunday.

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