Dec. 15, 1932 – Jan. 14, 2014
Claire Lorraine (Rominger) Stark died at the age of 81 after a brief illness. She was the middle child of Albert H. and Anne (Ehrhardt) Rominger. She grew up on the family ranch north of Winters and graduated as valedictorian of Winters High School. She graduated from UC Davis in 1954 with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish, and received a teacher’s credential from the University of San Francisco.
She worked in San Francisco for a few years and then moved to Madrid, Spain, with Stanford Research Institute, where she lived and worked for 11 years. While there, she married Robert Stark. Their daughter Romin lives on the Rominger ranch with her two children, Anne and Thomas. Claire came back from Spain and taught in the Winters schools for many years.
She was a member of the board of the Friends of the Yolo County Archives and a member of Beta Alpha Beta Sorority in Winters and St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Altar Society.
She is survived by her daughter, Romin Guidici; grandchildren Anne and Thomas; siblings Richard Rominger, Donald Rominger and Joan Martinez; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Anne Rominger, former husband Robert Stark and sister Lucille Russell.
Services included a Rosary on Tuesday evening at the Catholic Church in Winters, and will include a Mass on Wednesday the 22nd at 11 a.m. at the Catholic Church on Main Street in Winters.
Donations may be sent to the charity of the donor’s choice.