Karla Mistretta (Fincher), age 46, passed away May 1, 2020 in Elko, Nevada.
Karla was born December 10, 1973 in Kalispell, Montana to Judy and Jerry Fincher. Karla grew
up in Libby, Montana and later moved to Elko, Nevada. She also resided in Las Vegas and New
York for a period of time.
Karla married her loving husband, Russell Mistretta, February 16, 1997 and they joyfully raised
their family together.
In her childhood she was an All Star softball pitcher and enjoyed camping with family. She took
pride in her job as an office manager. Karla enjoyed reading, diamond painting and spending
time with family. Karla was a natural caregiver and selflessly cared for her family and friends
and provided support to many. Karla enjoyed spending time checking up on others and being
there for anyone in need of a listening ear. Having a family and welcoming her children, the
most important part of her life, brought her the greatest joy.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband Russell Mistretta; her children, Emily (boyfriend
Harley Sisler) and Jerry Thomas (J.T.); her father and his wife, Jerry and Deanna Fincher;
siblings Sheri Martin, Lesley Haas (Richard), Lynndia Kurz, David Cutler, Guy Cutler and Haily
(Jarodd) DeSaveur; her nieces, Hannah, Zoe, Jenna, Andrea (Jennifer), Melissa (Iris), Taylor
and Kimber; her nephews, Mark, Jr., Bryce (Elton), Trae, and Khris; and many loving family
members, aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends that Karla loved and considered her family.
She is preceded in death by her daughter, Olivia Hope; and her mother, Judy Fincher.
Karla will be missed by all who knew her. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt,
niece, cousin and friend to many.
The family hopes to gather in memory at a later time.
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