canada africa partner reservation Clara Wagner | Artesia daily press

Clara Wagner | Artesia daily press


Clara Ann Wagner, 90, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2024 in Artesia.

The cremation will take place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.

Clara was born on December 7, 1933 in Dows, Iowa, the son of Clarence and Johanna (Sorensen) Hendrickson. She graduated from high school in Elgin, Iowa, and attended college at Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa, where she earned a degree in education. She taught elementary school in Crystal Lake, Iowa.

In 1956, she and John Wagner were married in a small church in Nashua, Iowa.
Clara was an extraordinary woman and accomplished many things throughout her life. She was interested in so many activities such as painting, sewing and arts and crafts. She also taught Sunday school for a while and was a wonderful pianist.

Clara had no immediate family members, but did have a caregiver, Queena Martinez of Artesia; and her son-in-law, David Taylor of Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband John Wagner; son Charlie; daughter Ramona; brothers Robert, Nelson, Donald and Paul and little brother Harold Hendrickson; and sister Marie Nelsen.

Clara will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

Arrangements are under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. Condolences may be expressed online at