Green River Star -

Elizabeth Jane Kline


April 25, 2018

Elizabeth Jane Kline, 68, passed away April 19, 2018, at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

Kline was a resident of Green River for the past 41 years and former resident of Salt Lake City; she died following a sudden illness.

Kline was born Jan. 16, 1950, in Salt Lake City, the daughter of Robert Connelly and DeLelle Hopkins Connelly.

She attended school in Denver and was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School, with the class of 1968.

She attended Westminster College and received her undergraduate work and received her bachelor's degree in education. She also attended Idaho State University and received her master's degree in special education and also later earned her miner in history.

Kline married Arthur Kline in Green River on Jan. 18, 1980.  

She was employed by the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 as a special education teacher for 32 years.

She taught in Jackpot, Nev., for three years prior.

Her interests included bowling, golfing, crocheting, teaching, reading and playing games also watching her grandchildren playing sports, her furry family included Spike, Jerry and Timmy and her grandpups, Molly and Zoey.  She was an avid Jazz and Bronco fan.

Survivors include her husband, daughter Sara Hudson and husband Earon, all of Green River; one brother, Robert Connelly Jr. of Denver; two grandchildren, Alexzander Hudson and Dakota Hudson, both of Green River; one niece, Lilah Connelly, and special family friends, Sabrina Finstad, Hailey Finstad, Landon Finstad and Gracelynn Finstad.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The family of Elizabeth Jane Kline respectfully requests donations in her memory be made to Sweetwater County Child Development Center, 1715 Hitching Post, Green River.

Following cremation a celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m., May 2, 2018, at Vase Funeral Chapels, 154 Elk Street, Rock Springs. Friends may call one hour prior to services. Condolences may be left at


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