Neola Cox Finch
December 7, 1931 – July 1, 2022
Neola Cox Finch passed peacefully on July 1, 2022 in Santa Rosa, CA at the age of 90. Born to John Edgar Cox and Virginia Streed Cox on Dec 7, 1931 in Calipatria, CA, Neola was raised in a humble farming family and traveled back and forth from Illinois to California. After high school she enrolled in Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in San Diego CA where she met and married her husband Frank Finch. Unable to complete her nurses training then, and after having 7 children and moving the family to Santa Rosa CA in 1971, she later enrolled in SRJC, graduating as an RN in 1975. She worked for the State of CA, first at Sonoma State Hospital, then moving near Sacramento to work for the CA Dept. of Public Health Licensing Division, until retirement. In Neola’s free time she enjoyed reading, nature, classic movies, traveling, playing cards and spending time with family and friends.
Preceded in Death by her Husband of 61 years, Frank Charles Finch, siblings John Cox, Arthur Cox, Lucille Cox, son Charles Michael Finch, and grandson Paul Frank Finch. Survived by her children Linda (Finch) Crowley (Joel), Tim Finch (Kathy), Tom Finch, John Finch (Linda), Peter Finch, Daniel Finch (Caron), and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Special thanks to the care given by Valley View Care Home, Our Home, and Anchor Health Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.
Family and friends are invited to attend the services at Eggen & Lance Chapel; 1540 Mendocino Avenue in Santa Rosa.
Visitation – Saturday, July 9, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Funeral Service – Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.
**Reception to Follow at Eggen & Lance Reception Hall
Committal – Monday, July 11, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. at Calvary Catholic Cemetery; 2930 Bennett Valley Road in Santa Rosa.
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