A memorial service is scheduled for 10 am Wednesday, December 14 at Hermosa Church of Christ for Diana Lynn Klontz of Artesia, New Mexico.
Mrs. Klontz, 76, died on December 9, 2022 in Artesia.
Michael Joiner will officiate at the services. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.
Diana was born on October 19, 1946 in Augusta, Kansas; the daughter of William Jesse Cox and Doris Ramona Dennett Cox.
In their early married years, she and Paul took in a host of foster children in North Carolina. After moving to New Mexico, she continued her love and service to children by teaching bible class, and other related activities. She was a bookkeeper for Mack Chase, First National Bank, and Moncor Bank. Before her retirement, she was secretary at Hermosa Church of Christ. Cooking, baking, crochet, and cross stitch were her love language. She passed these skills on to her kids and grandkids. She never lost her love of the coast and enjoyed fishing. She bought her first personal computer in 1985. She taught herself how to use it and continued to enjoy learning technology.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Bobby Cox.
Survivors include her husband Paul Klontz; a son Vaughn Klontz and wife Carla; a daughter Vana Conner and husband Perry; sisters Anita Markman and Billie Jo Kirschner and husband Buddy; grandchildren Bryan Klontz and wife Amber, Blake Klontz and wife Paige, Kaci Whitmire and husband Matt, Cayla Nelson, Caton Conner, and Kabryn Frost and husband Grady; great-grandchildren Layton Whitmire, Kaydence Klontz, Tynlee Whitmire, Kenzie Klontz, Kailee Klontz and Ashlynn Klontz.