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Mary Kling

d. February 26, 2024

On February 26, 2024, Mary Kling passed away in Roswell, NM. She was born Mary Anita on April 8, 1948, to Jim Thomas Nichols and Juanita Nichols in Tulia, Texas.

Mary was educated in the Tulia schools and received a Bachelors Degree from North Texas State University in Denton, Texas, where she had become a member of Delta Zeta Sorority.

Mary married John E. Kling in 1982, and they spent many happy times together. Mary enjoyed supporting John’s bicycle racing and participating in other outdoor activities. A special memory was of walking with John through the mountains in Colorado, and all of a sudden experiencing a herd of elk running within inches around them. They also noticed an elk nose to nose with a horse that was corralled. Nature’s friends! Mary also loved traveling with John to far-away places such as Japan and Australia.

Some of the greatest joys in Mary’s life included cooking, visiting and keeping up with friends, and music. She was an accomplished pianist, and along with her piano, owned both dulcimer and hill guitar.

Mary was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church, where she was honored by her church community to be ordained as both Deacon and Elder. She was deeply committed to her faith and her devotional life. In addition to her church and sorority membership, Mary also belonged to The Daughters of the American Revolution.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents. Surviving her are her beloved husband John, to whom she was a devoted caregiver, and a sister and nephew.

At Mary’s request, no services will be held. Those who wish to honor her may leave fond memories and messages of support for the family in Mary’s guestbook on the LaGrone Funeral Home website (

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