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Edith Klier

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Edith Colleen Neal Klier passed from this earth Jan. 23, 2014, at the age of 88.

She was born to Walter Washington Neal and Zee Wilson Neal of Nail, Ark., on Jan. 22, 1926, in West Portal, Colo.

She spent her childhood around large construction sites where her father worked as a high explosives expert until the Great Depression ended most large construction.

Her parents divorced and she and her father spent the war years working in the Bremerton Navy Yards. Her mother remarried and moved to Kelseyville and she followed after the war.

She ran the switchboard for Bell Telephone at the Kelseyville office, and picked pears along with her stepfather, Jesse C. Casey for Martin Klier on the side.

She married Martin Klier in October of 1948. Together they had four sons, Martin N. (Pamela) Klier, Walter A. ( Diane) Klier, both deceased, and John C. Klier and Richard C. (Deanna) Klier. Her husband Martin passed in December of 1989.

Edith spent the rest of her life on the ranch she and Martin bought in Scotts Valley.

Over the years she worked in Thorpe's nursing home, the Lake County Justice Court, Lakeside Hospital and Crawford, Major and Kranz, attorneys at law. She joined the Seventh Day Adventist Church in 1954 and remained a member throughout her life.

She leaves behind four grandchildren, Christian Klier, Nathan Klier, Leanne Klier, and Ian Klier; four great-grandchildren, Paris, and Portia Klier, Avery Thurman and Lily Klier; and her stepsister, Pearl Divine of Red Bluff.

No funeral services are planned. A celebration of her life will be announced at a later date.

The family prefers donations to either the Lakeport Fire Department at 445 N. Main St. Lakeport, CA 95453, or Hospice of Lake County at 1717 S. Main St., Lakeport, CA 95453.

For further information call Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit www.chapelofthelakes.com .

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