Adda Leona Bortz – September 13, 1920 – July 16, 2014
Adda Leona Bortz was born near Wagoner, Okla. to Fitzhugh and Lydia Lancaster.
Adda was the oldest of six siblings born of Cherokee Indian decent. Her family lived in the country outside of Wagoner until 1928, when they moved to Oklahoma City for work. Adda married Dick Mauldin and had her daughter, Phyllis, in 1941. In 1946, Dick died suddenly in an oil field accident. Adda went to work with her dad, Fitzhugh Lancaster, at Lancaster Grocery Store and had lots of great memories of that time. She then went to beauty school in the early 1950s and opened “Adda’s Beauty Shop” on 34th and Byers in the house her brother Pete built for Adda and Phyllis. She beautified lots of neighborhood ladies for many years there.
In 1973, Adda married Alva Bortz, who she had known from church. They enjoyed years of traveling, gardening, doing woodwork, painting and teaching children’s Sunday school at Central Pentecostal Holiness Church. They moved to Mustang in 1990, where they attended The Bridge. After Alva passed away, Adda moved to The Arbor House in 2005, where she was a much loved member of that community.
Adda was preceded in death by her parents, Fitzhugh and Lydia Lancaster; first husband, Dick Mauldin; second husband, Alva Bortz; sister-in-law, Martha Lancaster; favorite and only son-in-law, Lee Holley; and younger sister, Patricia Geurin.
She is survived by her daughter, Phyllis Holley of Mustang; her granddaughter, Tammy Bales and husband Brian of Mustang; her great granddaughter, Lindsey Pittman and husband Philip; and great great grandson, Carter Pittman of Fort Gibson, Okla.; siblings, Verona Hunter of LaGrange, Texas, Pete Lancaster of Del City, Faye Mathis and husband Leroy of Oklahoma City and Bev Huston and husband Fred of Edmond; a brother-in-law, Ron Geurin of Oklahoma City; many nieces and nephews whom she adored; and many loving friends and employees of The Arbor House of Mustang, along with many loving friends and employees of Crossroads Hospice.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 21 at McNeil’s Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Kenneth McGee of The Bridge Church officiating. Burial will be in Mustang cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.