Lostine, Wallowa County, Oregon
Clara L. Finstad, 99, of Port Lavaca, Texas, a former Baker City resident, died May 24, 1997, in Texas.
Her funeral was held Saturday, May 31, 1997 at 2 p.m. at Gray’s West and Co. Pioneer Chapel. Pastor Dennis Hickman officiated. Burial followed in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Mrs. Finstad was born to Jacob E. and Emily ( Hammack ) Womack July 10, 1897, in Lostine. She had been a lifelong Oregon resident except for the few past years when she lived with her daughter in Port Lavaca. She moved from Baker City in 1984.
She enjoyed church work and was a member of the Dorcas Society. She also was past president and a very active member of the Auxiliary of Veterans of World War I.
Survivors include her daughter LaVonne Burgess of Port Lavaca; and grandchildren Gary Jaensch, David Jaensch, Donna Rhine, Kathryn Alford, Ronald Burgess, Landon Wood, Jordan Wood, Wendy Buchheit and Tracy Anderson.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, James F. Wood and Hans Finstad; LeLand J. Wood; a daughter, Marjorie Wood Jaensch; her parents and three sisters.
Contributed by: Gary Jaensch