Connie Klus completed her journey on Earth on July 18 in the comfort of her home with her husband, Jeff, family and hospice at her side. She was 53.

Mrs. Klus’ life will be reflected upon and celebrated at noon, July 30, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 235 S. Church St., Grass Valley.

Mrs. Klus was born in Corpus Christie, Texas. Moving to Southern California at a young age, her love of the ocean kept her residing in the beachside communities of Southern California until she and her husband, Jeff, relocated to Grass Valley. Here, the couple fulfilled their dream of rural living, treasuring every moment they spent in raising their family of dogs and cats.

Mrs. Klus received her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and continued her education at San Diego State University, where she became a certified athletic trainer. She worked as an athletic trainer for El Camino College in Hermosa Beach. After moving to Nevada County, Mrs. Klus worked for Raley’s. An avid outdoors woman and athlete, Connie took every opportunity, rain or shine, in good health and poor, enjoying nature with her animals always at her side, be it walking, running, kayaking, or swimming.

Mrs. Klus is survived by her husband, Jeff Klus, and their family of animals, Shawnee, April, Petee, Blossom and McKinley; her mother, Wilma Robinson of Palm City, Fla.; sisters Alane Carey of Fairfield, Conn., and Donna Barna of Morristown, N.J., and brother, Deke Robinson of Chapel Hill, N.C.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to AnimalSave, P.O. Box 817, Grass Valley, CA 95945 or online at

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