Florence Jean Klinger, 69, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, Washington, passed away at her home on Monday, July 15, 2013.
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She was born in Seattle on December 6, 1943 to Louis "Hap" and Alberta Voltin. After growing up in the Bremerton area, she married, had two children, and lived in California and Texas. She moved back to Washington in 1978 with her two children, settling in Sedro-Woolley. In 1987 she was united in marriage to Dennis Klinger.
Florence served as a foster mother in Hooks, Texas where she was honored as the Foster Mother of the Year. She worked at the Vehicle Licensing office at Al's Auto in Mount Vernon and at the Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce. After retiring, she volunteered delivering meals to seniors for Meals on Wheels. She also used her needlework skills to make caps for cancer patients and lap robes for seniors.
In her free time, Florence enjoyed participating in bowling leagues, watching Mariners baseball and needlework. She loved to travel and went to Arizona for spring training several times. She also visited her children in Arkansas and Iowa.
She is survived by her husband, Dennis Klinger; her son, Richard Ellis (Amber), her daughter, Robin Endsley; her grandchildren, Adam and Abigail Ellis, Haden, Carlis and Coltin Endsley; Step-sons Dean Klinger (Erin), Dale Klinger (Kirsty) and step-daughter, Tammy Canniff; her sisters, Rosemary Hansen, Ramona Deighton (John), and Carol Lunsford; her sister-in-law, Ann Voltin and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant sister, Beulah Voltin; grand-daughter, Lacey Klinger and her brother, William Voltin.
The family requests that donations be made to Skagit County Meals on Wheels, 309 S. Third Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98283 or the
The Rosary will be recited at Lemley Chapel on Thursday, July 18th at 7:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Sedro-Woolley with Father Martin Bourke, Celebrant. A reception will follow at the church. Interment will be at Fernhill Cemetery in Anacortes.
Services are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.
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Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company on July 17, 2013