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Robert Wells Lovan

Obituary Condolences

ROBERT WELLS LOVAN 83 years of age of Riverside, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, August 12, 2006 at Riverside Comm unity Hospital. Bob was born in Los Angeles and lived in Southern California nearly all his life. He graduated from Riverside Poly High School in 1942, enrolled in the Coast Guard, and served his country for the balance of the war. Bob then worked in the electronics field until his retirement. He was along-time member of Riverside First Baptist Church, and a past president of the Northside Improvement Association. Bob is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Lorene (nee Josselyn). Never differentiating b etween those who came to him by birth and those who came by marriage, he is survived by his children Lois and Bruce Newfelt of Reno, Nevada, Steven Lovan of Chino, Daniel and Diane Lovan of West Jordan, Utah, Cynthia and Donald Ditto of Salem, Oregon, Peter and Mary Lovan of Lafayette, Tennessee, Paul Lovan of Riverside, and Hayley Lovan of Riverside. Bob is also survived by grandchildren Eric, Carl, Darin and Adriana Newfelt of Nevada, Jennifer and Jason Underdown of Utah, and Andrew and Kassandra Lovan of Utah. In addition, Bob had four great-grandchildren: Makayla and Emma Lovan and Ashley Underdown of Utah, and Gabriel Newfelt of Nevada. Bob was preceded in death by his sister Maybelle and his brother Wilbur, and is also survived by siblings and their spouses: Evelyn Lovan of Riverside, Hazel Cornett of Arizona, Bessie and Charles Brooks of Riverside, Alice and Don Ricker of Moreno Valley, and Richard (Frank) and Shirley Lovan of Riverside, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom were very spe cial to Bob. Services will be held Thursday, August 17, 2006 at 1 PM at Pierce Bros. Crestlawn Mortuary Chapel, 11500 Arlington Ave in Riverside. Interment will follow at Pierce Bros. Crestlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that memorial contributions be made in Bob's honor to the Riverside First Baptist Church Building Fund.
Published in San Bernardino Sun on Aug. 17, 2006
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