James Kegley, born in Olive Hill, KY, passed away on November 3rd in Seattle WA. Ten days later, his beloved wife, Kyong-Sun, born in Chungjin Hamgyeoung Nam-do, Korea, passed away.
They were pen pals for 6 years. James had completed 2 tours in Vietnam as a Marine and was living in Seattle and working as a police officer, when he decided to meet Kyong in Korea and married her there on January 3. 1972. Kyong was a teacher at Gonju University where she taught German. She was a perfectionist in everything she did. She knew over 8 languages, loved to travel and was a phenomenal cook. They were life-long residents of West Seattle. Their children and grandchildren were everything to them.
They are survived by their five children: Liza Young, Leah Simmons, Livia Kegley, John Kegley, Liana Kegley and two grandchildren, Josephine Toy and Alastair Simmons.
A memorial service for James and Kyong Kegley will be held January 4, 2020 at 12:00 pm at Hope Lutheran Church in West Seattle, Washington.