On November 30, 2022 in St. George, Utah Donald R. Lovell, age 78, went home to be with the Lord. He was born October 29, 1944, in Independence, KS to Gordon and Peggy Lovell. He married Lynn F. Vanderbeck, June 21, 1965 and were together 57 years until Lynn's passing April 21st of this year.
Donald and Lynn Lovell had four daughters: Robyn, Xondre (died 2020), Ly, and Rae. Donald is also survived by a younger brother Gary Lovell and 6 grandchildren and two great grandsons.
Donald achieved a Bachelor's degree of Science from the Colorado Christian University in CO, graduating with a GPA- 4.0.
Donald had several talents in the Arts. He starred in live performances like Messiah and the Christmas Carol as Bob Cratchit along with his entire family, cast as his family, including his wife Lynn.
In 2011, Donald had his dream house, he designed, built on a mountain, where the two lovebirds lived before moving to UT for Lynn's health.
He was the owner and director of BA (Born Again) Grafx, where he worked with several churches in his lifetime.
Donald wrote Pure Gold (published 2018) a book about having a relationship with the Lord.
Donald was a faithful giver to several charities. In his last days, his family helped him schedule offerings to these, showing his heart and character to be pure gold.
The last page of his book reads:
"Our relationship with Him enables us to overcome. The Bible says that we overcome by the provision of Christ and by the witness of our lives (Rev 12:11), so be of good cheer! Read the ending: Jesus wins, and so do we (Rev 22:12-13)! Which means the best is yet to come!
Donald's three living daughters will be holding private ceremonies for their Dad in the states of CO, CA and TX.