CAPITOLA — Betty Louise Compton Luzovich died on Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Pacific Coast Manor in Capitola after a six-year battle with cancer and a recent stroke. She was 81.
From a very young age, Mrs. Luzovich knew she wanted to be a teacher. She attended grade school through high school in Oroville, transferring during her senior year to San Jose High. She then attended San Jose State, where she completed an education degree and teaching credential, and got her first teaching job in 1951 at age 19. Mrs. Luzovich began her teaching career in San Jose at Almaden Elementary School, and then spent many years at Aromas Elementary and later at Bradley Elementary in Corralitos. She retired in 2007 after more than 50 years of teaching, which included being the longest-serving teacher for Pajaro Valley Unified School District.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert in 1993. She is survived by her son, Steve (Carolyn) of Ben Lomond; daughter, Nancy and her boyfriend Andrew of Pasco, Wash.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to a favorite nonprofit organization in her name.
Viewing will be held from noon to 2 p.m. today at Mehl’s Colonial Chapel, 222 E. Lake Ave., Watsonville, with services to follow at 2 p.m.
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