ARLINGTON -- Judith Ann Klaus, 70, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in Mansfield. Service: Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 1200 S. Davis Drive, Arlington. Interment: Calvary Hill Cemetery, Dallas. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Memorials: In lieu of flowers and to honor her memory, a Judie Klaus Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established through the Mansfield Women's Club at Frost Bank, 1000 Walnut Creek Drive, Mansfield, Texas 76063. Judie was born June 23, 1944, in Akron, Ohio, to Emmett Klaus and Mary Louise Wochos Klaus. She was educated at the University of Dallas and received two master's degrees from Southern Methodist University. Judie held many positions in the Dallas ISD, most recently as principal of Seagoville High School, where she retired in 2006. Judie was active in the Mansfield Women's Club serving as president for the past two years. She also served on the Tower II Campaign Committee, Methodist Mansfield Hospital. Judie was a member of St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church. Survivors: Brother, Andrew P. Klaus, M.D., of Columbus, Ohio; nephews, David E. Klaus and wife, Alycia Freeman, of San Francisco, Calif., and Kevin Klaus of San Francisco; niece, Jennifer L. Klaus, M.D., and husband, Michael Falkenhain, M.D., of Columbus, Ohio; grandnieces, Anya Klaus and Mya Falkenhain; and grandnephews, Enzo Klaus and Theo Falkenhain.

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  1. You were such a major part of both Laura & Michael becoming the successful people they are today. Starting at Kleberg Elementary & then moving with them to Seagoville High. There are so many memories that it’s hard to pick one but I will never forget your smile everytime they would run out of line to hug you. And I can’t hear Elton John without thinking of you. You were a great lady & a wonderful role model. Thank you for being part of our lives. Rest in peace. Royce, Lisa, Laura & Michael Green.

  2. Well Ms. Klaus was a blessing to have at Seagoville High. She loved all her student and always made sure they were happy and she was active in all their activities. She graduated classes 2002 to 2007. So she touch many lives of students, parents, teachers and staff of Seagoville high. She will be missed. R.I.P. JUDY.

  3. I regret that I cannot pay my respects in person. I worked with Judie during her tenure at Seagoville High where the students were her primary concern. Judie will be remembered not only as an educator, but as a true lady with a good heart.

    Bill Lish

  4. I regret that I cannot pay my respects in person. I worked with Judie during her tenure at Seagoville High where the students were her primary concern. Judie will be remembered not only as an educator, but as a true lady with a good heart.

    Bill Lish

  5. I will truly miss Judy Klaus. Her mission was always about her children. She supported every activity at Seagoville High School. Mostly, I will miss our lunches in Arlington were we bonded over stories of our youth, our love for education and our dreams for the future.

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