Monday , August 05, 2013 - 9:18 AM
Dorothy Lovell will celebrate her 80th birthday. Family and friends may attend an open house in her honor from 6 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 10 at her home, 1068 N. 4000 West, West Point. No gifts.
She was born Aug. 11, 1933, in Neosho, Mo. She moved to Utah at age 16 and lived with her sister Laura Moss. In 1951, she graduated from Weber High School, continuing her education at Ogden Business and Weber State College. She married Donald Pollard in 1951, and they had seven children. They later divorced. As a single mother, she often worked two jobs to make ends meet. She worked for the Internal Revenue Service, Garrett Freightlines, Smith’s Bakery and retired from Hill Air Force Base in 1988 as a logistics manager.
In 1974, she married Monan Lovell who had three sons. Their family totals 10 children, 34 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren. The couple served in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Colorado Denver South Mission, in the Las Vegas Temple and the Ogden Temple.
In her day, she played basketball, skied, snowmobiled and swam. She enjoys knitting, crocheting, reading and entertaining, especially being a hostess.
She and Monan enjoy dancing and often went dancing with their best friends. The four couples formed a dance group called The Foxy Trotters, entertaining in nursing homes, church socials and street festivals. She and Monan also traveled throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe. They say their greatest joy has been their cabin in Sunridge and sharing it with family.