Lola Mae Lovel

Astoria resident, 75Lola Mae Lovel, 75, of Astoria, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, in Astoria.

Mrs. Lovel was born April 17, 1928, in Manhattan, Mont., to Joseph W. Barnett and Francis E. Kelley Barnett. She grew up in Manhattan and was raised by her aunt, Grace Sellars, after her parents' deaths in 1936 and 1938.

On March 15, 1949, she married Clyde Lovel in Billings, Mont. He died in October 1991.

The couple lived in Bozeman, Mont., until 1952, when they moved to Oregon. Mrs. Lovel worked as a secretary at St. Vincent de Paul. In 1991, the Lovels moved to Astoria.

Mrs. Lovel was known as "Grandma of Emerald Heights." She enjoyed needlework and talk shows and had a smile for everyone, family members said.

Mrs. Lovel is survived by a brother and two sisters-in-law, Joseph and Janelle Barnett of Belgrade, Mont., and Kay Barnett of Bozeman; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Charlie and Mel-Sun Lovel and Clyde Lovel, all of Astoria, and Ralph Bisbe of Gearhart; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Virginia Wyatt, Sharon and Michael Kelley, all of Astoria, and Karen and Bob Pritchard of Portland; a daughter-in-law, Tammy Bisbe of Astoria; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Two brothers, a sister and a son-in-law all died earlier.

Disposition was by cremation.

A memorial service is 11 a.m. Thursday at Astoria First Assembly of God Church.

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