Helen Marie Shepherd Klingler | School
Helen Marie Shepherd Klingler, 82, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 17, 2021 at her home in Rexburg, Idaho.
She was born November 28, 1938 in Pyramid, Kentucky, to Gold Shepherd and Gracie Layne.
Helen graduated from Salyersville Kentucky High School in 1957 and attended Berea College in 1961. She was a high school history teacher in Evarts, Kentucky when she met LDS missionary Blaine D. Klingler.
After Blaine returned home to Rexburg, and after 6 months of correspondence, he invited Helen to spend her Christmas school vacation in Idaho. They decided to get married on Christmas Day 1962. Blaine and Helen were then sealed in the LDS Temple in Idaho Falls on June 4, 1964.
Helen helped Blaine on the family farm in the Newdale area. She has also worked for ARTCO Printing, JC Penneys and the Ricks College Hart Building Ladies Locker Room.
In the late 1980s, Helen updated her teaching certificate in Idaho and returned to her true love of being a history teacher at Madison Junior High School from 1989 to 1991.
As a member of the LDS Church, Helen has participated in many Primary, Cub and Relief Society callings. She helped her 3 sons to become Eagle Scouts.
Helen was a founding member of the Tell a Tale Book Club and enjoyed discussing books with her friends and neighbors. Helen had a special friendship and love for her daughter who looked after her and Blaine until they passed away.
Helen is survived by her sons: David (Jackie), Gary (Alene), Delwyn (Wendy), her daughter Eileen; 11 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild all from Rexburg; and the Ethel Potter sisters of Cincinnati, Ohio; Mary Trimble of Salyersville, Kentucky; Juanita (Bill) Williamson of Morehead, Kentucky; and Sister-In-Law Charity Shepherd of Gunlock, Kentucky, with many family members and a host of friends in Kentucky and Idaho.
She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Blaine; and brothers Harold Shepherd and Frank Shepherd.
The family will receive friends on Sunday May 23, 2021 at Flamm Funeral Home in Rexburg from 4 pm to 5:30 pm A funeral service will be held on Monday May 24, 2021 at 11 am at Fielding Memorial Cemetery in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Condolences can be sent online via www.flammfh.com.