Barbara Jean King

Barbara J. "Barb" King (Davis), age 52, passed away peacefully on July 14, 2017 at her home in Scottsdale, AZ, surrounded by her family and close friends. Born on July 29, 1964, in Columbia, MO, she was the daughter of Gary E. Davis and Marilyn (Fancher) Davis Hennon, both of Overland Park, KS. 

Barb graduated from Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, OH in 1982 and went on to attend Ball State University in Muncie, IN, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree.  Barb met her husband Kevin while she was a computer analyst at Cincinnati Bell Information Systems. During her distinguished 27 year career at CBIS/Convergys, Barb served in a variety of roles, rising to the rank of Vice President of Sales. Recently she joined Limelight Networks of Tempe, AZ in 2014 as Vice President of Sales Operations.

Barb was passionate in her leadership of the Global Women's Network at Convergys and actively championed women in business issues throughout her career, while raising three children.  She was also an active member of Crossroads Community Church in Cincinnati, OH, supported many charitable organizations and loved to travel the world.  Barb is survived by her husband of 26 years, Kevin of Scottsdale, AZ, and their three children.  

  • Dr. Katherine Marsh, 32, along with her husband, Dr. Andrew Marsh, and their four week old daughter, Sullivan, of Trumbull, CT
  • Christopher King, 25, of Columbus, OH
  • Kelsey King, 22, of Scottsdale, AZ

She is also survived by her parents, Gary and Joy Davis and Marilyn and Joe Hennon, her brother, Mark, of Cincinnati, OH, her sister Jennifer, and her husband Neil Hunn of Sarasota, FL, her step-sister Amanda and husband Scott Standridge of Overland Park, KS, many loving nieces and nephews, and countless friends around the world. 

Barb began her courageous fight against pancreatic cancer in August, 2016 undergoing four different chemotherapy regimens at the Virginia G Piper Cancer Center, including a leading edge immunotherapy trial directly supported by ground breaking research. While continuing to work most of the time during her 11 months of treatments, Barb took time out raise money for the cause. You can help to continue Barb's fight against Pancreatic Cancer by clicking here.

You may also make a donation in her name by mail at TGen Foundation, 445 N 5th St, Suite 120, Phoenix, AZ 85004.


When you remember me, 

Please do not weep. 

My body may not be there.  

It has chosen to sleep.


I am not that far away.

My soul lives on, 

Looking down, watching over

You and everyone. 


And when you feel sad

And life seems so blue, 

Just remember

That my spirit has its arms around you. 


And on those special days,

Times that you wish I could see, 

That cool breeze flowing past you...

Well, that will be me, 


So don't be sad. 

Have no fear. 

God has taken me under his wing, 

But I'll always be near. 


I still watch you

Every minute, every day. 

My love and soul are with you, 

And that's where they will stay. 


~ Emma Marie Etwell

BJK TGen Race

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445 N. 5th Street, Suite 120
Phoenix, AZ 85004