Britta Irene Finke Resident of Alamo Britta Irene Finke, 69, a 40-year Contra Costa County resident, died peacefully on Thursday August 5, 2010 at home. Britta was born to Alfred and Magda Jensen in Jutland, Denmark on July 20, 1941. As a young woman, she moved to Oxford, England, where she worked as an au pair and met her husband Col. Warren L. Finke. They made Alamo, California their home, had two children, and were married until his death in January 1996. In May of 1997, Britta met and fell in love with Paul Goldberg; they met at the theater. They have spent the last thirteen years together traveling every continent of the world and enjoying their family. Britta's gregarious charm and zest for life made an impression on everyone she encountered. Her infectious laugh, spiky silver hair, and red cowboy boots made her impossible to forget. Her love of fashion and art shined through in her work as a retail designer and especially in her home, which was always cozy and inviting. Britta is survived by her brothers Ernst, John, and Flemming Jensen; sister Marianne Jensen; son Lars Finke; daughter Heidi Finke-Schulte; grandson Zachary Schulte; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Ovarian Cancer Fund. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Published in Contra Costa Times from Aug. 7 to Aug. 9, 2010.