Jody Lynette Gardner Luiz, 56, of Lodi, died July 24. She was born May 18, 1957 in Jackson.
Mrs. Luiz graduated from Stagg High School. She earned a certificate in cardiovascular technology at the Allied Health Institute. She worked at St. Joseph’s, St. Dominic’s and later at Kaiser Manteca hospitals. She changed careers and then worked as an office manager for Simoes Dairy. She enjoyed traveling to the Cayman Islands, Mexico Beach, Fla., Las Vegas and Reno.
She is survived by her son, Scott Gardner of Lodi; parents, Bill and Penny Gardner of Wyoming; brothers, Darryl Gardner of Stockton and David Blanke of Texas; sister, Kathi Gardner of Lodi; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Luiz.
A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. today at Lodi Funeral Home.
Lodi Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.