RUIDOSO â€” Visitation for Katie Klein, 82, of Ruidoso, will be Monday, Feb. 14, 20 11, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel from 2 to 4 p.m. The rosary will be Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at 6:30 p.m., in St. Eleanorâ€™s Catholic Church in Ruidoso where the funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at 10 a.m.
Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruidoso. Mrs. Klein passed away Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, in Ruidoso. She was born July 10, 1928, in San Patricio, to Andy and Virginia Randolph, who preceded her in death. She had lived in Lincoln County all of her life. She was president of the American Legion Auxiliary and had been a member for more than 50 years. She was a member of the DAV Auxiliary and the VFW Auxiliary.
She operated Kleinâ€™s Laundry for 20 years and Kleinâ€™s Thrift Store for 15 years. She attended St. Eleanorâ€™s Catholic Church in Ruidoso. She married Romeo F. Klein on Dec. 29, 1945, in Carrizozo. Mrs. Klein was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years Romeo Klein; one son Romeo Klein Jr.; five daughters, Carol Rue and her husband Barney, Virginia Armstrong and her husband Tom, Juliet Dean and her husband Danny, Anita Ordorica and her husband Miguel, and Patsy Klein and her husband Jason Kinnick; three sisters, Nora Corona, Rayna Martinez, and Mildred Gonzalez; 22 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren
. She was preceded in death by two sons, Donnie Klein, who died in the Vietnam War, and Andy Michael Klein; three sisters and two brothers. Condolences may be sent to the family at lagroneruidoso. com.