KLEIN, EDITH LOUISE WOOD (1920 ~ 2002). Edith Louise Wood Klein was born in Gallipolis, Ohio on October 30, 1920, to Everett M. and Emma A. Shadrach Wood.
During World War II, Edith contributed to the cause by working on Helldivers at the Curtis Wright factory in Columbus. While there, it is likely that she met her future husband, Donald C. Klein, who was attending Ohio State University. After his service in the Army, Edith and Donald married on December 31, 1944, in Columbus. Shortly after their marriage, the Kleins moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where Donald enrolled and graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in chemical engineering.
After Donald's graduation, the Kleins moved to El Paso, Texas, where the El Paso Natural Gas Company employed Donald. As Donald's career progressed, Edith was a stay at home mom raising her two sons, William and John. The Kleins continued to move around Texas, until they finally settled in Austin, where Donald was appointed by Governor John Connally to the Texas State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.
While in Austin, Edith enjoyed playing golf and was a member of Hope Presbyterian Church. After Donald's death in October 1997, Edith continued living in Austin until she moved to Beaumont to be closer to her son and grandchildren. While living in Beaumont, Edith passed away on June 21, 2002, at age 81. She was laid to rest next to Donald in the Texas State Cemetery on June 24, 2002.
Information taken from obituary, Austin American-Statesman, June 23, 2002.