William Clark Lovell III
October 28, 1976 – November 6, 2013
William Clark Lovell III, 37, resident of Los Angeles, Calif., passed from this world on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in the Bahamas. While swimming in the ocean after arriving to port on the cruise ship he was working and playing music on, Will was tragically overcome by the strong surf and undertow.
Born Oct. 28, 1976, in San Mateo, Calif., Will discovered his love of music at an early age. Growing up in his beloved mountains of Utah, Will continued to pursue his musical talents. It was then that Will found his deep love of jazz music. After studying music at Arizona State University, Will went on to earn his Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in Music from the University of Utah.
Throughout his musical career, Will played locally, nationally, and internationally with many talented musicians in a number of bands. Will's love of music permeated his entire life, and he remained committed to practicing, composing, listening, gigging, living and breathing music every day.
Will brought an incredible level of love and joy to all aspects of his life. A beloved son, brother, friend, cousin, boyfriend, and band mate, Will brightened the day of everyone with his joie de vivre, goofiness, sincere smile, and tenderness. Will brought an unparalleled level of enthusiasm and joy to everything that he did. He especially loved spending time with friends and family, hiking, training in martial arts and working out, going to movies, swimming, bodysurfing, knitting, traveling, and almost all aspects of "nerd culture".
A gathering to honor William will be held on Sunday, Nov. 17, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Starks in Salt Lake City, Utah, located at 3651 South 900 East.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be sent to the Park City High School Jazz Band through the Park City Education Foundation at P.O. Box 681422, Park City, Utah 84068.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.starksfuneral.com.
Published in The Park Record from Nov. 13 to Nov. 15, 2013