Luella L. Poczulp
July 16, 1922 – February 25, 2022

Luella L. Poczulp was born in Mapleton, Maine on July 16, 1922. She finished her journey here on earth on February 25, 2022 in Eureka, where she was a resident for five and a half years.

Mom grew up on State Road in Presque Isle, Maine where her family owned Jones Bros. potato farm. Mom attended college at the University of Maine in Orono, Maine. Before Mom finished college, she met my dad, Edward D. Poczulp, who was in the army. They met at a United Service Organization (USO) dance, fell in love and married in Chicago in 1943. Mom finished college in 1964 at San Jose State College in San Jose and taught elementary school until she retired.

After Mom and Dad retired, they traveled extensively with their 5th wheel across the United States. She enjoyed walking, dancing, reading, traveling, playing cards, dice games, scrabble, knitting and gardening.

They were blessed with five kids: Robert Poczulp, Barbara Arneson, Patricia Halstead, Eddie Poczulp Jr. and Kenny Poczulp. They also had 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mom is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Edward D. Poczulp, her dad Llewellyn M. Jones, her mom Julia May Bagley Jones, her stepmom  Priscilla Higgins Jones, her brother Malcolm Jones, and two of her sons Eddie Jr. and Kenny.

Our heartfelt thanks go out to all the caregivers at Humboldt House Lodge and Cleo’s Home. Thank you to all the doctors and wonderful staff at Open Door and Hospice that cared for Mom and also my sister Patty. Without them I would have been lost.


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