Nellie Margaret Kline

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Nellie Margaret Kline

1909-2005

Nellie Margaret Kline of Hayden, died Oct. 30, 2005, at her home in Hayden. She was 96.

Kline was born Jan. 8, 1909, in Florence, to Henry L. and Elizabeth Jane (Maxey) Jones.

Kline was raised in Briggsdale and later in Rosseville, Calif., where she graduated from high school in 1928. Her family moved to Colorado and lived on the Victor American Ranch, which is now the Carpenter Ranch, and later on the Wolf Creek Ranch, which is now Wolf Mountain Ranch. She married Anton H. Kline on May 1, 1933, in Steamboat Springs and went to live on the Deep Creek Ranch. In 1944, they moved to Hayden, and Kline has resided there since. She has lived in her present residence for more than 60 years. She worked for more than thirty years as a school bus driver in the Hayden School District. Kline enjoyed driving, sightseeing, going on picnics, drinking coffee made over a campfire, watching fireworks, and going to Village Inn for pie. She was active in the community serving as President of the Parent Teachers Association, holding offices in the Order of the Eastern Star, was a Rainbow mother, taught Sunday school, was active in the Republican Party and served as a National Committee Person during one of the Eisenhower campaigns. Kline was also a longtime member of the Hayden Congregational Church.

She is survived by her daughters, Dollie J. Frentress of Craig, Clara N. (Richard) Roth of Monaca, Pa., and Margaret A. "Tonee" (John) Gingrich of Craig; grandchildren Tim, Kimble and Doyle Frentress, Julie Gerber, Chuck Roth, Gretchen Mack, Greg and Kenneth Pollnow and Christopher Pollnow Gingrich; great grandchildren Timothy, Nathan, Glenn, Tinneal, Dollie, Shawna, Blake, Kyle, Kelley, Amanda R., Gregory, Amanda M., Justin, Emily, Chad, and Amanda J.; and great-great grandchildren Tyler, Kearn, Daylon, Liam, Grady, and Bailey.

It is interesting to note that all three of her daughters have grandchildren named Amanda, one of which is named after her.

Kline was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Agnes, Myrtle and Thelma, brothers Roy and Fred, her husband, Anton, and great grandchildren Chance and Sarah.

Services were held Nov. 8, 2005, at Hayden Congregational Church with Janet Babish officiating. The organist was Avis Funk. The opening prayer was given by Janet Babish and the obituary was read by Janet Babish. Selections were "The Way Of The Cross Leads Home," by Tim Frentress and "In The Garden" by Doyle Frentress. The eulogy was given by Doyle Frentress and the closing prayer was given by Janet Babish.

Honorary pallbearers were "All Margaret's Family and Her Many Friends."

Interment of Cremains was at Steamboat Springs Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to a memorial fund in Kline's name at the First National Bank of the Rockies in Hayden.

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