Obituary of Barbara Klingler
Barbara Jean Klingler passed away on Sept. 1, 2014, at her home in Nevada City, Calif., with her four children and daughter-in-law by her side, after a long and dignified fight. She was 79.
Barbara will be cremated and buried with her husband William Klingler at Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. A memorial service will be held by the family in the future to honor her life.
Barbara was born Nov. 6, 1934, in Hartford, Conn., to Leroy Shirley Lawyer and Irene North Lawyer.
She loved music and was always receptive to all types and styles. She had an amazing ear when it came to music. She could literally hear a song for the first time, sit down at the piano, and play it with passion.
She loved all of her four-legged children, but particularly, Autumn who has been her constant companion for the past six years. She loved nature, everything from the plants and flowers to the wildlife. She had many generations of wildlife that visited her on her deck each day.
She loved camping and traveling in the motorhome with her husband and spending lots of time with her family. She was a self-proclaimed “rock hound.” She was “mom” to more than just her four children.
All of her children’s friends grew up calling her “mom”. She was always there for everyone. She stayed at home to raise her four children until the mid-70s when she started her own business in medical transcribing.
Barbara survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce Convis and Bob Standish of Acton; Jeri and Dave Munn of Sylmar; Jean and Carl Bystry of Nevada City; son and daughter-in-law, William “Bill” and Amy Klingler; granddaughters Nicole Munn of Sylmar, Miranda Klingler of Nevada City, Becklyn Elliott of Nevada City; great-grandson Jayce Elliott-Lee; brothers and sistersd-in-law, Al Lawyer of Gardnerville, Nev., Don and Paula Lawyer of Minden, Nev; and nephew Michael Lawyer of Edmonds, Wash.
Barbara married William “Bill” Raymond Klingler Jr, on Aug. 4, 1956, and they raised their family in the Los Angeles vicinity until 1981, when they moved to Nevada City and built their homes.
Barbara was preceded in death by her beloved husband Bill; her grandson Brian Convis, and her parents.
Mom, we love you and miss you.
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