Earlier this week we received word that President Lovell’s mother, Maralyn Hill Lovell, passed away. I would like to share a few picture memories of her life. We will not be at the funeral and this is one way we can pay tribute to her. We have so many wonderful memories of her and our hearts are full of love and appreciation for her and her life.
Maralyn was born to Robert and Fanny Hill on July 31st, 1926. I love this picture of her and her older brother Dean.
Here she is with her Dad and Dean and the sheep on their farm.
She loves her family. She is on the back row with her brothers in this photo.
I couldn't decide which one to share of her teenage years so I decided to share all of these. She is so beautiful.
She married Rendon Lovell on June 15th 1948 in the Idaho Falls Temple.
She loves being a mom
Their family grew to seven children. President Lovell is on the back row on the left.
Their family grew to include 36 grandchildren, 83 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
It has always been very important to her to be with her family and especially for special occasions. She welcomed each new member of the family with love and acceptance.
She supported her husband in all that he did.
They loved to travel together.
He served many years as bishop, in the Stake Presidency and as Patriarch. She supported him in each of these callings.
They had a large farm and she would cook the food for the workers during the harvest.
In their later year Dad was in a carecenter before he passed away. She visited him almost every day until his death in 2007. I love this picture of her continued love and support.
Our daughter Liz put together a video to be shown at the viewing today. President Lovell and I were glad to have the video sent to us to watch. As we watched it we were grateful for the gospel. We know that now Mom is with her husband and other members of her family and is so very happy. How blessed we are to know that Families are forever.
Liz included a little video clip from their wedding Day as part of the video. As we watch it we could just see them together again...healthy and happy and so in love. I would like to share that little clip with you. It is so sweet!