Virginia Shanta Klinekole
June 13, 1924  -  March 13, 2011

Virginia Shanta Klinekole

Rosary and Wake
Klinekole Residence
279 Indian Creek Road
Three Rivers, NM  88352
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
5:30 PM
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Funeral Mass
Klinekole Residence
279 Indian Creek Road
Three Rivers, NM  88352
Thursday, March 17, 2011
10:00 AM
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St. Patricks CemeteryHP
Indian Creek Road
Three rivers, NM  88352
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Prayer service and wake for Virginia Shanta Klinekole, 86, of Three Rivers will be Wednesday, March 16, at 5:30 PM at the Virginia Klinekole residence at Three Rivers where the funeral mass will be on Thursday, March 17, at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow at St. Patricks Cemetery at Three Rivers.

Mrs. Klinekole passed away Sunday, March 13, 2011, in Alamogordo. She was born June 13, 1924 at Three Rivers and lived there all of her life. She was the Tularosa Public School Educational Liaison for the Mescalero Apache Tribe for 19 years, served on the Mescalero Apache Tribal Council from 1959 until 1986 and had served as the Chair Person.

She is survived by her children, Bruce W. Klinekole II, Gregg A. Klinekole, Gina R. Klinekole and Ruth Wonzie Klinekole Tiger 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildrenand one great great grandaughter that was born March 14, 2011.


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  1. Rick Cornelius
    Leander, TX

    Dear Klinekole family,
    I was saddened to learn of Virginias passing. Although I had not seen her in many years, I have very nice memories of her from my youth. My sincere condolences to you all. May she forever rest in peace and may god watch over and bless you all.


  2. Beverly and Jennie
    Crownpoint, NM

    Hello Klinekole Family
    I am saddened to her of your mother didnt know how to contact you whatsoever but now I did. This is coming from The Martin Family of Crownpoint NM. I will always remember her as a wonderful, beautiful woman I look up too. I still have my mm Jennie to care for and look up to. I will really miss her once she is gone. Im back in school Gina at NTC in Crpt. I will pray for you and your family. Keep in touch. I love you and I miss you. Beverly and Jennie Martin, and Gwen

  3. Ron Pat Geisheimer
    Oldsmar, FL

    Dear Klinekole Family:
    Our family was saddened to hear of Virginias passing. She was a great educator, leader and dear friend. She will remain in our thoughts and prayers. The Geisheimer Family

  4. Lola Gililland Tucker
    Alamogordo, NM

    Dear Klinekole Family:
    I am so sorry about your loss. Virginia and I graduated from high school together, and were friends then, and always enjoyed visiting anytime we saw each other. She was a great Lady

  5. Perry and Treva Andrews
    Artesia, NM

    We were greatly saddened to read of Virginias death. She was a magnificent lady and friend. We treasure our memories of her. We send our sincere sympathy to Bruce, Greg, Gina, Ruth, and all the grandchildren. We know you will miss her so very much.

  6. Mary Orosco
    Dulce, NM

    Sincere condolences to the entire Klinekole family. Virginia was truly a remarkable woman and will be remembered fondly. You are all in my prayers. God Bless.

  7. Waburn Pat Martin
    Bismarck, ND

    We send our condolences to the entire Klinekole family. Virginia was a great example and tireless worker for her family and the Mescalero people. We enjoyed working with her and her wonderful family. She will be greatly
    missed and remembered fondly. May our thoughts and prayers go with you.

  8. Dave Anita
    Garland, TX

    Wonzie, Bruce ,Greg and Gina,

    It was an honor to have known your mom. She always welcomed us with a smile.

    You are in our prayers, always.

    Dave Anita

  9. Steve Sandy
    Tularosa, NM

    My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time of need. Virginia stood very, very tall among the people Ive had the pleasure to know in my life She will be missed greatly by those in Mescalero and Tularosa alike. May God bless each of you.

  10. Pete and Karen Ayon
    Del Norte, CO

    Beloved Virginia, we remember how you welcomed us as family in the Circle, and at your home. A role model, an historian, a community leader, you opened your heart to us. We will miss you, and you will be in our sweetest memories forever, Great Lady. We extend our deepest sympathy to the Klinecole family and all the many who experienced Virginias openly loving ways.

  11. Karen Donie Grace Pewo
    Anadarko, OK

    Bruce, so sorry to hear about your great loss. We will be thinking praying for all of your family.

  12. Mike Evanna Simpson Guy
    Alamogordo, NM

    Dear Klinekole Family,
    We were sorry to hear about your Mom. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Mike Evanna Guy

  13. SFC Brenda Naiche
    Fort Jackson, SC

    Condolences to the Klinekole family, we have truely lost a legend among the Apache people.

  14. Ronda Odell
    Garland, TX

    Wonzie, you talked about your mother with such pride and love. I know she will be missed. My sincerest sympathy to you and your family. Ronda Odell

  15. Sally Singleton
    Tularosa, NM

    Gina and family
    Perhaps life is but a journey leading to the perfect home. So sorry for your loss of such a remarkable women that will truly never be forgotten. May she continue her teachings in her journey.

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