Luella Josephine Abts

Abts, Luella Josephine "Bonga"
78, Glendale AZ. Luella Gawlik was born a Christmas baby in Arcadia Wisconsin. She married Melvin Abts, also of Arcadia, who predeceased her. After raising her children, Luella returned to school in her 40's to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a registered nurse. She worked at St. Joseph's Medical Center and Adobe Mountain School. Luella is survived by her five children, five grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and her elder brother. Services have been held. Arrangements were handled by the National Cremation Society. In memoriam contributions may be sent to Westside Bible Church, 7614 N 43 Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301.

Published in The Arizona Republic on Jan. 20, 2013