Merced Sun Star
Saturday, July 8, 1995

Annabelle Klinger, 62
Former county supervisor

Anabelle Grace Broddrick Klinger, a civic leader who lived in Merced 54 years, died Wednesday at her home. She was 62.

Mrs. Klinger was born March 11, 1933 in Sayre, Okla. she graduated from Merced High School in 1950 and received an associate of art-degree at Merced College. She worked for Farmers Insurance in the early 1950s where she met her husband, Daniel. They married in 1953.

Mrs. Klinger devoted her life to non-partisan service for more than three decades, first as an active community volunteer , then as a meber of the Merced County Board of Supervisors. Prior to her service on the board, she combined volunteer work for the Mental Health Association and League of Women Voters with Journalistic responsibilities for the Merced Sun-Star, developing a strong interest in local government.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Klinger, in 1993; her parents, George Thomas Broddrick, in 1953, and Vivian Grace Reyburn Broddrick, in 1992, and two brothers, LaVonne "Dink" Broddrick and Arly Broddrick.

Survivors include a daughter, Anne Eileen Klinger of San Francisco; a son, Daniel Klinger of Monterey; a sister, Rita Kidd of Catheys Valley and a brother, Loris Broddrick of Los Banos.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Christian Life Center, with Chaplain Steve Gossett of Merced Community Medical Center and the Rev. Napoleon Washington Jr. of Christian Life Center presiding.

Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park in Merced.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Merced College Foundation for the Annabelle Broddrick Klinger Scholarship for Woman in Public Administration, or to the Merced Community Medical Center Foundation for the Ann Klinger Diagnostic and Therapeutic Center.

 

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