Jason Lovell

Jason Lovell Jason Francis Lovell, a passionate outdoorsman and dedicated intellectual who lived every day with a punk rock song in the background, died Jan. 26. He was 32 years old and lived in Arcata, CA. He loved hiking, and immersing himself in nature ever since he was a young member of Boy Scouts of America where he earned leadership ranks. He continued to feed his passion for the outdoors into adulthood with hiking classes and extracurricular trips to the redwoods. Jason spent most of his days with a book in hand and a punk rock album on the stereo. He loved to look at the world through a critical lens and was passionate about learning, and utilizing his knowledge to create a new dialogue or critical conversation. Jason also had tremendous compassion for others, especially those in need. He was known to make sack lunches and pass them out in parks to the homeless. Jason grew up in Carmichael, CA and attended El Camino High School. He relocated to Arcata in 2009 and attended Humboldt State University until May 2012. He was actively involved in both the Political Science and Critical Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies departments. He worked at the University Bookstore. Jason will be missed by all those whose lives he touched, and the friends and family who knew his contagious humor and lively spirit. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Janet Ambrosini and Jeff Cook of Placerville, CA; father and step-mother, Harold and Georgia Lovell of Terrebonne, OR; brother, Mathew Lovell of Chicago, IL; step-brother, James Cook of Placerville, CA; step-sister Danielle Haymore and husband D.J. Haymore of Placerville, CA; grandmother, Marilyn Ambrosini of Eureka; aunt and uncle, Ken and Bobbi Ambrosini of Portland, OR; aunt and uncle, Joann and Jerry Cardoza of Eureka; cousin Aimee Malloy and husband Brian Malloy of San Francisco; cousin Jenna Cardoza of Eureka; and cousin Erin Ambrosini of Portland, OR. The memorial service will be held on Feb. 23 at 1:30pm at St. Joseph's Church located at Henderson St & C St. in Eureka. There will be a reception following the service. In lieu of flowers, friends may make contributions to The National Park Service, in support of Jason's love of the outdoors. Please sign the guest book at www.Times-Standard.com, click obits.

Published in Eureka Times-Standard from Feb. 21 to Feb. 22, 2013