Luta was born in Manitou, Manitoba to Bill and Ethel Wakefield on June 13, 1930. In 1933 the family moved to a homestead north of Bjorkdale, Saskatchewan and farmed there until 1950. Luta was educated at the Briarview School.
Luta married Ernest Lilley on October 21, 1951. They had two children Eddie (1952) and Donna (1954). In 1955 Ernest was working in the bush at Dawson Creek, British Columbia when he had an accident and passed away.
November 22, 1957 Luta married Emile Pluhowy. They had four children together: Willie, Norma, Steven and Judy.
Luta volunteered on many committees throughout her life she loved to travel, curling, dance and play bingo.
In August 1983 she moved to Tisdale where she resided until her passing.
She was predeceased by her parents, husbands, siblings and two sons Eddie and Willie.
Left to cherish Luta’s memory are her daughter Donna (Lucien Desrosiers), daughter Norma (Glen Miller), son Steven (Bonnie) and daughter Judy Glenn (Dwayne Jantzen); daughter-in-law Brenda Pluhowy; two sisters-in-law Betty Wakefield and Mary Mendonca; as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Luta Ethel