With family by her side, Lanita Klingenberg, 75, took her final journey home. She passed away Feb. 6, 2013, in Alamogordo. She was born Aug. 31, 1937, in New Castle, Wyo., to Charles and Vivian Burns Varner.
Survivors include her husband, Ernest "Ron" Klingenberg, of the family home; two daughters Ronda Merrick and husband, Rich, and Linda Burghardt and husband, Allen, all of Alamogordo; five grandchildren, Lisa O'Connell and husband, Eric; Ronnie Decker and wife, Heidi; Amber Chavez and husband, Luis; Wesley Burghardt and Brady Merrick; great-grandchildren Aaron Decker, Cameron Decker, Blair Decker and Kayelyn O'Connell.
She was preceded in death by her parents. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in the Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home Chapel with pastor Jack Brock and pastor Tim Brock officiating.
Burial will follow at Monte Vista Cemetery.
The family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 8, 2013, at Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home.
The Klingenberg family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
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