Opal King, 92, passed away peacefully at home on November 19, 2022. She was born Opal Ina Burgess to James W. and Estella Susan Burgess on May 11, 1930, in Rigby, Idaho. She grew up in Eastern Idaho on the family farm with her parents and siblings. She loved riding horses, roller skating, and reading. She spent most of her working days selling jewelry and cameras. Later she helped her husband, Delbert Summers, run the orchards. Opal was always interested in photography, and she took a lot of pictures. Opal loved watching football, camping and fishing. She enjoyed being outside whether in the mountains or at the ocean. She loved to travel and especially “get lost”. She was a self-taught seamstress and made sure her children were always properly dressed. She even made sure her youngest son’s teddy bear had clothing. She loved being a mom and grandma and she was known for her hospitality and the way she always made you feel welcome and accepted. That being said, Opal had many, many “children” because she drew them to herself all through her life. However, Opal was best known for her love of Jesus. She would tell anyone who would listen about how Jesus saved her and made her life full. We wish we had room to tell you the many, many testimonies of things the Lord has done in her life. She truly lived her life in the love and redemptive power of Jesus and was an inspiration to so many. She is an amazing example of what it looks like to love others. Opal is survived by her sister, Alice (Bill) Allen, her children, Dolly Wilkins, Judy Blanton, Barbara (Steve) Francisco, James (Shannon) Bliss, Laura (Ron) Dodson and many, many grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 25, 2022 at the Potter Funeral Chapel of Emmett. Interment will follow at the Emmett Cemetery.
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