Marcia Claire Walter Kling, 84, passed away Monday, September 23, 2019. She is preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Kathryn Walter; her first husband, Wendell V. Kling; son, Daniel C. Kling, brother Kenneth L. Walter and sister, Marilyn Walter. Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband, Jay Noel, her daughter Kathryn Green and husband, Lynn; her son, Jeffrey Kling and wife, Nancy, her daughter Susie Vickers and husband Larry; son Wendell V. Kling, Jr and wife, Carol; son, Phillip Kling; and sister, Lucille Brown. Her blended family includes daughter, Jalyn Noel, son, Bruce Noel and wife Yvette, granddaughters Allison Noel, Leah Noel, Caroline and husband Dan, great granddaughter, Amelia, great grandsons James, Daniel and Oliver, daughter, Amy Burch and husband Dan, granddaughters, Kayla Johns and husband Brandon, Emily Burch, granddaughter Jessica Nelson, grandson, Owen Nelson and wife Nicole and great grandsons Jason and Joseph,
In addition loving grandchildren, Katie Schmidt and husband Brandon; Jacquelyn Oldham and husband, Matt; Abby Yarborough and husband, Richard; Stephanie Finch and husband, Wes; Noah McConnell and wife, Jessica; Hunter McConnell and wife, Mallory; Michael Vickers and wife, Erica; Sarah Vickers and husband, Robert Marinkovich, and Christopher Vickers and wife, Kelsey. Also, fifteen great grandchildren. Her family is her greatest treasure and she was always happy to tell anyone who asked.
Claire, as she was known, graduated from La Porte High School in 1952. A cheerleader, all district basketball player and all-around Bulldog she was proud to have raised her family to do the same. Claire was strategic and very active in the formation of the La Porte Girls' Softball Association. She was a coach, a board member and she and her family built the first Lomax Concession stand, maintained the Lomax fields and the Shoreacres field. She went on to assist in coaching the Galveston Islandettes and more recently, lived for baseball season and was one of the Astros biggest fans. Her talents and attributes are a laundry list of accomplishments.
Claire was deeply loved by her family and a Celebration of Life is planned at her home on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Friends are invited to drop by to visit, share stories and enjoy sharing food and fellowship with her husband and family beginning at noon.