LORA LEE AVELLA
1941 - 2020
BORN
1941
DIED
2020
LORA LEE AVELLA Lora Lee Avella, 79, born 2/4/41, passed peacefully away 12/12/20. Born in Elko, NV to Oscar and Sylvia Upwall, Lora Lee and her mother moved to Ely and then to Las Vegas after her father's early death. She attended Las Vegas High School and graduated with her class of 1958. Shortly thereafter, she had three children. Lori (as her friends called her) enjoyed a variety of pursuits. She was a showgirl, a cocktail waitress and a bass player, playing once in an all-girl band. Later, she sold real estate in Las Vegas. Upon remarrying, she moved to Southern New Jersey, where she again sold real estate and attended ACC College. Lastly, she traveled America with her husband as independent truckers. This enabled her to see all her family, which meant the world to her. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Allan Avella; three children, Leslie Ryan, Kirk Ryan and Stacey Mangani; six grandchildren, one great-grand child and one on the way. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

Published by Las Vegas Review-Journal on Dec. 20, 2020.
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Our deepest condolences to Al and family. Good memories from Atlantic City and NYC!!
June and George Cohen
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