Karen Audioun Klingman

01/08/2013 12:12 PM |

Former Mattituck resident Karen Audioun Klingman died Dec. 31, 2012, in San Mateo, Calif., at age 70.

Born Oct. 10, 1942, in Rockville Centre to Jensen and Evelyn Audioun, she graduated from Mattituck High School and attended Baylor University. She married Robert Klingman and they eventually moved to Southern California, where she raised her three children. She received a master’s degree in library science from the State University of California and became the children’s librarian for the Pasadena City Library. She was active in local writing groups and had her poetry published.

She is survived by her three children, Robert (Karen), of Tucson, Ariz., Rachel Rodriguez (Jose) of San Mateo, and Martin, of Los Angeles, Calif. She also leaves behind five grandchildren, Noah, Matthew and Andrew Klingman and Zachary and Chloe Rodriguez. She is also survived by eight siblings: Evelyn Wegienka, Nancy Sampson, Jensen Audioun, Diane Heath, Susan Kujawski, Pamela Dalrymple, Richard Audioun and Christopher Audioun. She was predeceased by her sisters Yvonne Stanton and Thelma Quinn and her brother LeGrande Audioun.

A memorial service was held Jan. 7, 2013, at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church in San Mateo. Her ashes will be buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Cutchogue, N.Y., following a memorial service to be held at a future date.

This is a paid notice.