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Lyle M. “Bud” Lovell was born on February 18, 1926 in Colome, South Dakota. His parents were Ernest Lovell from Somerset England and Mary (Andrews) Lovell from Onawa, Iowa.
On June 19, 2018, the Angels guided Bud into heaven, where he joined his wife, Betty Ann Lovell. He passed away peacefully at the age of 92 at his home in Enumclaw, Washington.
Bud, the youngest of eleven children, was the last surviving sibling. His siblings were, Charles Lovell (Lecha Weldin), Ruth (Floyd) Zimmerman, Ivil Lovell (Louise Smith), Amy (Clifford) Cork, Fred Lovell (Clara Radke), Lila (Nathan) Foster, Mary (Richard) Pridgeon, William Lovell, Hazel (Oscar) Lakso, and Mildred (Leonard) Viergets.
Bud grew up on the Lovell Homestead and worked hard alongside his dad on the farm. He was driving a local taxi when he met Betty Ann Bean. Bud and Betty Ann were married on November 25, 1949 in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. They made Belle Fourche their home for the next 18 years. Bud was in the Army during World War II and later joined the National Guard. He was an MP and spent part of his tour in Hawaii. Bud sold farm implements, new and used vehicles, and owned and operated Bud’s Mobile Homes before he moved his family to Enumclaw in 1967.
Bud has owned Cascade Mobile Homes, Canopy Super Market, and Cascade Distributing. He has bought and sold mobile homes, cars, trucks, boats, tractors, canopies and all kinds of recreational vehicles. Bud always loved to buy, sell and trade. He made buying and selling vehicles his hobby. It was his goal to make sure that everyone had a vehicle to drive and an RV to live in or travel in. Bud was a good father who worked tirelessly all his life to provide for his family. He made sure his children and grandchildren had everything they needed. He went to work six and even seven days a week up until the last few months of his life. Other than Bud’s hobby of buying vehicles, he also collected antique and new tractors while enjoying gardening, football, fishing, and pheasant hunting. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Bud was known for his dry sense of humor and pulling practical jokes on everyone. Bud never met a stranger. Bud and Betty Ann travelled to Jamaica, Hawaii, England and China. Recently, Bud travelled to Brazil on a mission.
Bud is survived by his sons Stewart R. Lovell of Tacoma, Gregory S. Lovell (Jenny) of Lake Tapps, and “adopted son” Glenn C. Thompson of Enumclaw; daughters Lisa A. Lovell and Tina K. Lovell, both of Enumclaw; grandchildren Bryson J. Lovell, David Rengo, Sophia Rengo, Serena Eardley, Annalee Lovell and Stewart C. Lovell; and six great grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Remembrances may be made to: Mom and Me Mobile Medical Clinic, PO Box 298, Buckley, WA 98321.
Memorial Services will be held
Sunday July 15th at 1:00 p.m.
Weeks’ Funeral Home in Buckley
Celebration of Life Following at the Buckley Eagles
Everyone is Welcome. Please come prepared to share funny stories.
Inurnment with military honors will be at Tahoma National Cemetery
in Kent on Monday, July 16th at 2:30 p.m.