Marie passed away on May 27th at Roseleaf in Chico, CA. She will be missed greatly by her family and friends. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother.
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She was born in Birmingham, Alabama to Richard and Mary Morganti. At the age of 18, she met and after a whirlwind romance, married a young sailor, Ottis Lovell who was on leave, in 1942. They were married for 53 years until his death in 1995. They moved to Los Angeles in 1950. Marie was a stay at home Mom until her daughter and son were in junior high and high school when she went to work in retail at Sears.
In 1969 she and Ottis moved to Paradise where they owned the Pentz Pines Mobile Home Park. They then retired to their home that they built in Paradise. She was very active in her church until her health no longer let her participate.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ottis, seven siblings and her parents. She is survived by her daughter Eileen (Steve) Dodson, her son Richard (Marie) Lovell, her grandsons Brett (Cindy) Dodson, Trevor (Sherry) Lovell and Garrett Lovell, and her great granddaughters Maggie Lovell, Brittany Anderson, and Emma Dodson, and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Women's Guild at St. Thomas More Church on Elliott Road in Paradise. Graveside services at the Paradise Cemetery on Monday June 3 at 11:00 am
Published in Paradise Post from May 29 to June 28, 2013