Karen Diane King, 49, a retired State Department Foreign Service officer who served in the White House and on the personal staff of Henry A. Kissinger when he was secretary of state, died of cancer Oct. 14 at her home in Washington.

Mrs. King joined the Foreign Service in 1966 and served in the U.S. consulate in Stuttgart, Germany, from 1967 to 1970. She served in the White House from 1971 to 1973 and on Kissinger's administrative staff in 1974 and 1975.

Her years as an administrative officer at the White House and with Kissinger included some of the most important of recent diplomatic history. She helped organize and direct Kissinger's missions to China and his shuttle diplomacy trips to the Middle East.

Mrs. King served as an administrative officer at NATO headquarters in Europe in 1975 and 1976. She returned to Washington as a senior Foreign Service counselor. In 1987, she was associate director of the State Department's Office of Management Policy. She retired for health reasons this month.

Mrs. King, who had lived in Washington since 1970, was born at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind. She was a 1963 graduate of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She received a master's degree in political science from the University of Pittsburgh.

Survivors include her husband, Rufus King III, a D.C. Superior Court judge, and a son, Alexander R. King, both of Washington; her parents, Donald L. and Margie Jenkins of Durham, N.C.; and a brother, Donald T. Jenkins of Sudbury, Mass.


Engineering Executive

Joseph A. Brunzell, 69, a retired manager-director of Ebasco Services engineering company in Washington who was a member of the Touchdown and International clubs, died of a heart ailment Oct. 12 at his home in Boise, Idaho.

He joined Ebasco in 1959 and worked for the company in Asia and Latin America before coming to the Washington area in 1965. He retired and returned to his native Idaho in 1979. Mr. Brunzell attended the University of Idaho and served in the Marine Corps during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Ann, of Boise; two sons, David and Martin, and a daughter, JoAnn Lauritzen, all of Boise; two sisters, Ilene Swayze of Jonesville, La., and Ellen Foster of Boise; and 13 grandchildren.


CIA Official

Edward Alan Huling, 67, a retired Central Intelligence Agency administrator who specialized in documents analysis, died of heart ailments Oct. 14 at Washington Hospital Center.

He moved to Washington and joined the CIA in 1952. He retired in 1978.

Mr. Huling, who lived in Potomac, was born in Kankakee, Ill. He served in the Army in the Pacific during World War II.

He graduated from Wittenberg University and received a master's degree in political science and international relations from Northwestern University. He also studied at Heidelberg University in Germany.

Survivors include his wife, Helen M. Huling of Potomac, and two sons, Christopher M. Huling of Annandale and Jeffrey C. Huling of State College, Pa.


McLean High Senior

Robert Jonathan Snuggs, 17, a senior at McLean High School, died in a Fairfax County traffic accident Oct. 14. Fairfax police said he was a passenger in a car that went out of control and hit a tree in the 1400 block of Trap Road. He was pronounced dead at Fairfax Hospital.

Mr. Snuggs, who lived in Vienna, was born in Olney. He participated in youth baseball and basketball leagues in McLean. At McLean High School he played freshman football and junior varsity baseball.

Survivors include his mother, Wanda H. Snuggs of Vienna; his father and stepmother, Robert and Debbie Snuggs of Manassas; and his grandmothers, Lorraine Hughes and Eloise Snuggs, both of Panama City, Fla.


Government Secretary

Shirley Reid Naylor Allen, 59, an administrative secretary with the General Services Administration's printing and publications section for about 15 years before retiring in the mid-1970s, died of a liver ailment Oct. 11 at Doctors' Hospital of Prince George's County.

She worked as a volunteer for the Visiting Nurses Association and was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Mrs. Allen, who lived in Upper Marlboro, was a native of Washington and a graduate of Eastern High School.

Her marriages to Lloyd Naylor and Wayne Allen ended in divorce.

Survivors include a son by her first marriage, David Naylor of Lovettsville, and a sister, Barbara Benton of Miami.


Hops Importer

Robert J. Patterson, 71, a retired assistant secretary of Washington's John I. Haas Co., which imports, exports and sells hops, died Oct. 14 at Prince George's Hospital Center. He had emphysema.

He joined Haas in 1947 and worked for the company in Yakima, Wash., before coming to the Washington area. He retired in 1980.

Mr. Patterson, who lived in New Carrollton, was a native Sayre, Pa. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

He was a member of St. Mathias the Apostle Catholic Church in Lanham.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Mary E., of New Carrollton.