December, 1926 - 13 December, 1987
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George R. Finch, 61, of Nampa, who died Sunday, Dec. 13, at
the Nampa hospital of natural causes, will be held at 2 p.m.
Wednesday at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
The Rev. Gail L. Graves, pastor of the Caldwell first
Southern Baptist Church, will officiate. Masonic rites
will be conducted by the Mr. Moriah Lodge No. 39, AF&AM of
Caldwell. Burial will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial
Mr. Finch was born Dec. 12, 1926, at San Diego, Calif., to
Richard and Mabel Finch. As a small boy, he moved with
his family to East Los Angeles, where he was reared and
In 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during World
War II. After being honorably discharged in 1944, he
worked as a heavy truck operator in several Southern
In 1949, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during the
Korean Conflict. After he was honorably discharged in
1951, he worked for many Southern California companies as a
He married Jean Bird Sept. 28, 1979, at Victorville, Calif.
They moved to Nampa in 1981.
In 1985, he began his own business as a mortgage holder field
He was a member of the Nampa First Southern Baptist Church.
He was an active member of the Mr. Moriah Masonic Lodge No.
39, AF&AM of Caldwell, and the El Korah Shrine of Boise.
He is survived by his wife of Nampa; two sons, Ray Finch of
Culver City, Calif., and Ken Finch of Desert Hot Springs,
Calif; three daughters, Robin Jimison of Ontario, Calif.,
Karen Fane-Griffin of Ely, Nev., and Patsy Gillette of North
Palm Springs, Calif.; four stepsons, Dutch Sittig of
Placentia, Calif., Bob Sittig of Westminister, Calif., Greg
Sittig of Buhl and Eric Bird of Nampa; two step-daughters,
Sharla Bird-Finch of Nampa and Vivian Russum of Desert Hot
Springs; 17 grandchildren; and two nieces.
He was preceded in death by a sister.
Friends may call today until 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 8 a.m.
to 1 p.m. at the Nampa Alsip chapel.
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