Zella Frances Wilson

February 23, 1930April 3, 2018

Zella Frances Wilson, 88, of Palmdale passed away peacefully at home the morning of April 3, 2018.She had been a resident of Palmdale since 1985. Zella was an avid gardener who loved reading, bowling, traveling, cooking and most of all visiting her grandchildren. She was preceded in passing by her husband of 63 years Don Wilson in 2012, as well as her daughter Wendy Wilson, parents, Frank and Frances Kaluza, sisters Magdaline Mary Van Ord, Eveline Lawrence and Jenny Federko and brother Frank Kaluza . Zella is survived by her brother Joseph Kaluza, sister Lillian Kaluza, Her sons Don F. Wilson and Ronald Wilson, Daughters Donna Parks and Marie Bundy, six grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was truly loved by many.

A Visitation for Zella will be held at Joshua Mortuary Palmdale on Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 3-7 pm. A Funeral Mass will follow on Monday Morning April 9, 2018 at 10am at Father Serra Catholic Church. Zella will be laid to rest with her Husband Don at Bakersfield National Cemetery following the funeral mass.


  • Visitation Sunday, April 8, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, April 9, 2018
  • Interment Monday, April 9, 2018

Zella Frances Wilson

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Don Wilson

June 9, 2018

Hi Mom,
Today I’m thinking of you. Remembering our many trips to Jamestown. I miss your love, kindness and beautiful smile. It will be such a joyous time when we meet again.
I'm trying to imagine what it is like for you in heaven. Love and kisses 😘 until we meet again😎.

Marie Bundy

April 7, 2018

I love you mom. Thank you for always being there, for your many sacrifices, for your love and sweetness. I will miss you until we meet again.

Steven McCarthy

April 6, 2018

Thank you for always being so kind to me and Lyn. You were such a sweet lady and for this the world became a better place. You have left us with so many loving memories. Give Lyn a great big hug from me. Until we meet again, you will remain in my heart. Rest In Peace!

Ruth Wilson

April 6, 2018

I will miss you Zella Wilson. You are the kindest woman I know. It has been a privilege being your daughter on law. I know we will be reunited one day. I am sure your heavenly reunions were wonderful.❤ Until we meet again.

Sarah Viola

April 6, 2018

Grandma Wilson was always so tender and kind. I loved spending time with her. Most recently I spent the day with her on Jenny’s Birthday before Grandma got sick. We had some really good conversations it was a day I will always treasure. Grandma Wilson was all about her family and I’m so blessed to call her my grandma. I will miss seeing her, hugging her and enjoying her company. She’s in heaven and I know I will see her again someday.