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A tribute from Dr. Lovellís children
       We, the children of Kenneth R. Lovell, M.D., would like to pay tribute to our father, a long-time resident and supporter of the Westside.
       Dr. Lovell, a family physician who practiced medicine on the Westside for over 40 years, passed away on February 7, 2011. He had two office buildings on West Colorado Avenue. Dr. Lovell insisted that his office was on the bus line so that his patients could easily come to their appointments. Many tributes that former patients have sent us mention his caring attitude, his respect for them and the fact that he actually made house calls.
       Dr. Lovell was instrumental in the building of the Pleasant Valley Swim Club and served as treasurer for several years. As a part of the neighborhood action group PAR, Dr. Lovell fought to have Holmes Junior and Coronado High schools built, even though many in the city at that time felt no need to have a high school on the west side of town.
       Devoted to his family, Dr. Lovell believed that the Westside was the best place to raise his children. Dr Lovell worked with his sons' Boy Scout troop, teaching many of the Scouts first aid. He enjoyed the sporting events and programs at Coronado as well as many of the Westside parks
       Even after retirement, Dr. Lovell chose to stay on the Westside to be near the people and businesses that were an important part of his life, loving the small-town feel of the area.
       Dr. Lovell's legacy will forever be felt on the Westside and he will be greatly missed.

John G. Lovell, Longmont
Mark A. Lovell, M.D. Denver
Linda Lovell Boyd, Wetmore, Kan.
Mary E. Lovell, Lakewood