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Evelyn Kleber Obituary
Kleber, Evelyn 1928 ~ 2013 CORONADO -- Evelyn Coker Kleber, age 85, died peacefully on October 9, 2013, in Coronado, CA, from complications of Alzheimer's disease. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Francis T. Kleber, and is survived by her four sons (Chris, Dale, Fred and Evan) and seven grandchildren. Evelyn was born in Charlotte, NC, and grew up in Nashville. She is a 1950 graduate of Vanderbilt University where she was named "Lady of the Bracelet," the highest award given to a female undergraduate. Throughout her life, Evelyn displayed an enduring compassion for society's disadvantaged, a firm commitment to social justice and a deep belief in gender equality. She was actively involved in numerous non-profit organizations which supported struggling families, assisted at-risk children, encouraged reforms in the criminal justice system or advocated for better government. For over 40 years, she was an active member of the League of Women Voters, serving as the League's representative on the Citizen Advisory Committee of The San Diego County Integrated Waste Management Task Force and the San Diego Coalition for Reproductive Choice. A memorial service will be held on October 26, 2013, at Christ Church Unity of San Diego. A memorial webpage is online at www.evelynkleber.com
Published in U-T San Diego on Oct. 24, 2013
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