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Delores Janet (Hamilton) Klein

March 31, 1930 ~ October 12, 2020 (age 90)


Klein, Delores Janet 

Delores was born 3/31/1930 in Carthage, Missouri and passed peacefully on 10/12/2020 at her home in Scottsdale, AZ. Lorey was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Wally A.W. Klein; son Todd W. Klein and sister Margie Lane (Jack). She is survived by her brother Max Hamilton; daughter Lori Nelson (Bob); son Mark Klein (Cat) and her grandchildren Jake, Brandi (great-grandson Kyson), Shelby (Admir, - great-granddaughter Lily Janet). Her friends network spans the decades, all who knew her loved her.

Lorey worked at the National Security Agency, from 1947, traveling the world and rising through the echelons of leadership until her retirement in 1989. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 1983 with her Bachelor's degree, all while working, raising her children and being actively involved civically.

She and Wally moved from Virginia to Arizona in 1993. Lorey immediately became involved in her community making many new and dear friends.

Due to restrictions, an inurnment at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona will be privately held. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Hospice of the Valley. 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 2:00 pm at the family residence.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Delores Janet (Hamilton) Klein


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