Louis Francis “Lou” Costa
June 26, 1934 – September 6, 2019
Louis Costa went home to be with the Lord in the early afternoon on September 6th, 2019, in
the loving care of Jasmine Place of Lake Havasu City. He was in the presence of several of
his sons and daughters, praying and saying their final goodbyes. Lou was 85 years young.
Louie was born on June 26th, 1934, to Luigi and Mary Costa in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The
family moved to the Los Angeles area when Lou was a preteenager. After attending Alhambra
High School, Lou snuck into the army at the age of 17 because of his great desire to defend his
country. After serving in the military, he came back to attend trade school that would lead him to
a 40 year career as a union electrician working in the construction industry.
Lou has two daughters from an early marriage, a son and daughter with Millie, his beloved wife
of 35 years, and two sons from Millie’s earlier marriage. The love of his life, Millie, preceded him
Lou is survived by all six of his children with whom he maintained a close relationship over all
these years. His daughters are Linda, Gail and Trina. His sons are Tony, Jim and Dean. He is
also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Lou loved boats and motorcycles, especially Harleys. His family started boating in the 1960’s
and made Lake Havasu a favorite destination since the 70’s. He loved Havasu so much that he
and Millie eventually made Lake Havasu City their retirement community. They loved the
people, the lake, the desert, the warm climate and could often be seen riding off into another
beautiful Havasu sunset.
A viewing will be held from 5-7pm Sunday, September 15th, 2019 at Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
Funeral service will be held at Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church in Lake Havasu
City on Monday, September 16th, 2019 at 11am.
Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Covina will take place at 11:00 am on Wednesday,
September 18, 2019.
Services were entrusted to the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home. Thoughts and condolences can be sent to the family at www.lietz-frazefuneralhome.com. To send a free card go to www.sendoutcards.com/lietzfraze.