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Bonnie Bess Worline King, American writer, educator. Certified in special education, California. Named Woman of Year, California State Legislature, 1988. Initiator, Association Retarded Citizens, Imperial County, 1964, Woman Haven, Imperial County, 1965, Special Olympics, Imperial County, 1967. Member California State Teachers Association (past president).

Background

King, Bonnie Bess Worline was born on August 3, 1914 in El Dorado, Kansas, United States. Daughter of Robert Hite and Grace Lavera (Miller) Worline.

Education

Bachelor of Arts Chicago, 1935. Master of Arts, University Pittsburgh, 1946. Doctor of Philosophy, University Kansas, 1961.

Career

Writer fiction Chicago Daily News, from 1933. Writer catalog copy and correspondence Montgomery Ward and Company, Chicago, from 1935. Continuity editor KCKN, Kansas City, Kansas, 1942-1944.

Public relations and publications director, instructor journalism and advertising Endicott College, Beverly, Massachusetts, 1945. Director publications and public relations, instructor English Gorham (Maine) State College, 1946-1951. Instructor English, University Kansas, 1951-1961.

Publications assistant Menninger Psychiatric Clinic, Topeka, 1956-1961. Teacher journalism, English and Latin Brawley (California) High School, 1961-1962, director, instructor special education, 1962-1970. Assistant professor humanities Imperial Valley campus San Diego State University, 1963-1984.

Consultant special education Imperial/San Diego Counties, 1962-1984. Emeritus assistant professor humanities San Diego State University, from 1984. Teacher creative writing Calipatria State Prison, from 1997.

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Achievements

  • Certified in special education, California.

Membership

Initiator, Association Retarded Citizens, Imperial County, 1964, Woman Haven, Imperial County, 1965, Special Olympics, Imperial County, 1967. Member California State Teachers Association (past president).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Gardening, sewing, cooking, swimming.

Connections

Married Irvill King, 1937 (deceased March 1987). Children: Courtner, April, Waveland.

father:
Robert Hite Worline

mother:
Grace Lavera (Miller) Worline

spouse:
Irvill King

children:
Courtner King

April King

Waveland King