Clara Elizabeth Mead

October 1, 2008

By Contributor

Clara E. Mead, of Issaquah, died at her home Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008. She was 80.

At her request, there will be no services.

Clara Elizabeth Mead

Clara Elizabeth Mead

Clara was born Nov. 20, 1927, in Seattle to Carl and Dollivine Schindler. She was raised in Seattle and was a graduate of West Seattle High School. On Dec. 18, 1945, Clara married Jack Mead in Portland, Ore.

Spending time with her family was a highlight of her life. She was an avid gardener who loved the Pacific Northwest, and she enjoyed cooking and collecting many types of dolls.

Survivors include her son Jack (Darla), of Hobart; and Patricia Citron, of Tonasket; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Jack on Dec. 26, 1998, and son James Mead, on Dec. 15, 2007.

Arrangements are by Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory.

Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family’s online guest book at

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