Jack Walter Lovell

November 12, 1938 – June 11, 2017

Jack was born to Phillip and Gertrude Lovell and a descendent of English homesteader Jonathan Lovell, who claimed land south of Dillon where Lovell’s Gulch and Lovell’s Lake are today.

He joined the United States Air Force in 1957–1960. He was stationed in Frankfurt, Germany. Upon his return, he became employed at the State Bank and Trust Company as a bookkeeper and advanced to Vice President, until 1979 when he moved his family to Vail, Colorado. In 1962, he married Lorene R. Miller and started a family.

As a longtime resident of Dillon, Jack was actively involved with the Jaycees and the Rotary Club, and was a curator at the Beaverhead County Museum. He was also a member of St. James Episcopal Church.

Later in life, he volunteered as an EMT in Eagle, Colorado, earned an associate degree in accounting and became an instructor for Colorado Mountain College. After leaving banking, Jack owned and operated a pet store and dog grooming business for several years. He first retired in Rogers, Arkansas, and later moved further east to Charlotte, North Carolina, to be closer to his two daughters.

Jack spent his last year living with the many residents at Shad’s Landing, where he made many friends. Residents knew him as helpful and friendly. At the time of his passing, he was involved operating Movie Night and looked forward to working in his ‘woodshop’ where he planned to make small wooden toys for children. He also spent his time fixing broken gadgets for residents. Until he lost his ability to write he was active in coloring and drawing pictures. He was very content and spoke highly of his friends here.

Jack is survived by: his daughters, Alicia Lovell Brady, of Pleasant Grove, Utah, and Andrea Lovell Kale, of Belmont, North Carolina; along with seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; in addition to his sister, Margaret ‘Peggy’ Starkweather, of Dillon. He was preceded in death by: his brother, Phillip J. Lovell, Jr.; his father Phillip Lovell; and his mother, Gertrude McCoy Lovell.