Dorothy Lois Luza
Dorothy Lois Luza
  • September 28, 1928 - January 6, 2017
  • Oklahoma

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Dorothy Lois Meeks Luza was born Sept 28, 1928 and passed away January 6, 2017. Preceded in death by her loving husband Sigmund and youngest child Monica, Dorothy is survived by her children Alicia Myers (Sam), Tom Luza (Trish), Rebecca Shannonhouse, Gloria Luza, Chris Luza (Christina) and forever daughter-in-law Johannah Luza. In addition are her 14 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. She is also survived by brother-in-law and sister-in-law Norel and Jan Luza, her sister and best friend Sue Elespuru, nieces Valerie and Vicky and many foster children including the Elliston family.
Dorothy, also known as Mamaw, was the definition of a true Christian, accepting others no matter what faith or religion they were. Well known for her annual Monster Mash at Halloween, Dorothy donated every dollar to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Larger than life, she was not just liked, but loved by everyone she met. Her vibrant personality and open arms made her the pillar of our extended family. Like all grandmothers, her grandchildren to her were perfect. But she never realized the reason they were such wonderful children was because of the role model she was to them. The most creative story teller ever, the grandkids and great-grandkids loved hearing her stories over and over again!
The ultimate giver of love, compassion, time and money to anyone who needed help, it was simply her nature to give but difficult for her to take. When four of her six children left the home Dorothy and Sigmund moved to McLoud, Oklahoma with their big hearts decided to take in foster children, the last ones being a family of three. It didn't matter that they had a small three bedroom home. Dorothy had enough love to make up for any material possession. If only every foster child in this world could have been under Dorothy's wings, what a beautiful new beginning in life they would all have. And if everyone in this world could be even half the loving soul that "Mamaw" was, what a wonderful world this would be.
A Memorial Service will be held Monday January 16 at 11:00 a.m. at Hahn- Cook/Street & Draper, 6600 Broadway Extension, Oklahoma City, OK 73116.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made to Angels Foster Family Network of Oklahoma City, P.O Box 31746, Edmond, OK 73003.