Estelle “Stella” Law, 93, died peacefully in her Sun Lakes home April 14, while holding the hand of her son Steve Law.
Stella, also known as Stel or Stacie, moved to Sun Lakes in 2018 to be close to her daughter Diane Putman. Steve and Diane were the jewels of her life.
She was buried at Home of Peace cemetery in Los Angeles next to her beloved sister Lilly Klein, her soul mate for 86 years.
Stella was a delight to be around, known for her strong love and dedication to family, her kindness, her shy manner, her empathy, her laughter, her unassuming sunny disposition, and her innate wisdom.
Stella was a gym rat until her 90s, and loved playing cards and games. When there was lively music on, the notoriously shy Stella was the first to get up to dance, well into her 80s.
Stella was a dedicated “dog grandmother” to five of Diane’s papillons over the years.
Stella was born in 1927 in Indianapolis to Hyman and Esther Yosha, immigrants from Monastir in the Ottoman Republic and descendants of Sephardic Jews evicted from Spain during the 1492 Inquisition.
She was the last of her generation of Yoshas to pass, outlasting treasured siblings Abe, Raye, Ike, Jack, Lou, Moe, and Lil.
Stella moved to Los Angeles at age 19, where she met and married Albert Law at age 22. They divorced in 1966.
Stella is survived by Diane and Gary Putman; Steve Law and his wife Dawn Robbins; grandchildren Rimona Law, Gabriel Law, and Rachel Jumago; Rachel’s husband Matt Jumago; great-grandchildren Juniper and Rowan Jumago; cousin Rosie Black; and numerous nieces and nephews, including Sandy Klein Montalvo and her husband Cel Montalvo and Denni Klein.
Stella’s family celebrated her life in a private memorial in Sun Lakes.