UNT To Hold Memorial Service For 'Mysterious' Employee

Cameron Fairchild
May 10, 2018 - 10:13 am
Margaret King

Credit: University of North Texas


DENTON (1080 KRLD) - Officials with the University of North Texas are planning a funeral service next week for one of their employees, who proved to be a mysterious woman.

University officials say 67-year-old Margaret King worked as an overnight custodian at the university. When she collapsed and died in a campus parking lot in September, it was the first time her colleagues learned much about her.

"(She was) In civil service for probably 30 years for her first career, and she'd been in the Air Force when she was younger. But she was a lifelong learner" says Leigh Anne Gullet with the University. "She had an amazing, amazing number of college degrees. Two associate's degrees, and three bachelor's degrees, and three master's degrees, and she was also working on a fourth master's degree from U.N.T at the time of her death." 

Gullett says neither the medical examiner, nor police, have been able to find King's family. So the university worked with Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery to arrange King's interment.

Next Wednesday morning, May 16th, U.N.T. officials will hold a funeral service for King at the cemetery at 11:00 a.m.

The university is still trying to find King's family and hopes someone will recognize her and call the U.N.T. Police Department.