Lela Asp, 98, of Yuba City passed away March 29, 2012 at Rideout Memorial Hospital in Marysville.
Lela was born on November 2, 1913 in Tensed, Idaho. She was the youngest of 12 children born to George and Mary Catherine Billingsley. She moved to California from the state of Washington and settled in Gridley in her early twenties. She resided in Gridley for 50 years. It was there that she met and married Everett H. Spratling in 1938. She was the head cook for the Gridley School District for many years and a wonderful homemaker. Her home was always open to family and friends.
In 1984, she married Gordon Asp and they traveled through-out much of the United States. They resided in Corvallis, Oregon and Yuma, Arizona.
Lela moved to Yuba city in 2004 to be near family. She was a member of the Widowed Persons Association, the Women of the Moose and Crossroads Community Church. She was an independent lady with a love for life. She loved to dance, travel, and be with people.
Lela is survived by her daughter, Lavaune Bell of Yuba City; grandson, Michael Bell and his wife Kara of Yuba City; and great- grandchildren, Katelyn and Wyatt of Yuba City.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Everett and Gordon; her parents; and all of her siblings.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 11:00 am at Crossroads Community Church in Yuba City, with Pastor Jim Clark officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Lela’s memory may be made to Crossroads Community Church, 445 B Street, Yuba City, CA 95991.