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Larene Remington Lovell

December 11, 1929 — January 24, 2023

Syracuse

Larene Remington Lovell, 93, graduated from this Earthly life on January 24, 2023, in the home of her daughter in Syracuse, Utah. Larene had a most glorious reunion with family members who have departed before her, and who welcomed her home with open arms.

 

Larene was born December 11, 1929, in Blackfoot, Idaho to Charles Afton and Ellen Eliza Remington. She joined older brother Gale. She would tell stories about them getting into trouble together and how much she appreciated him as an older brother as he let her hang around him and his friends and never told her to “shoo”. She loved her childhood in Blackfoot where she was surrounded by cousins and was able to spend many hours with her Gardner grandparents. Larene was thrilled when at the age of 4 ½, a sister, Marjory, joined their family and she now had her own living doll to play with.

 

As a young teen, the family moved to Parker, Idaho. She told stories of having to walk to her grandparents to use the restroom as her home didn’t have indoor plumbing at the time. She said it got COLD some nights and she would question if she really needed to go or not. She learned how to drive a stick shift in the potato fields her father and uncles farmed, and even said she only had to pay ten cents to get her driver’s license at the wise old age of 14. When she was 16, her baby sister, Katherine, joined the family and Larene got to help raise her the first few months as her father was ill and her mother had to take care of him. She always loved that little sister of hers. Larene graduated from St. Anthony High School in 1947. 

 

After graduating from high school, Larene attended Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho. She wanted to attend college in Utah but stayed close to home and thank goodness. While attending Ricks, she met the dashing Perry Lovell from Ririe. They were a wonderful couple who truly loved each other and wrote constantly while Perry was attending BYU. They were sealed for eternity in the Idaho Falls Temple on December 20, 1950. They were the best parents to their three boys and three girls who joined their family over the years.

Perry and Larene made their home in Ririe, Idaho and worked hard to keep their three boys from burning down the countryside. When their oldest daughter Leslie was born, Larene felt some relief that maybe she could bring some calm to the craziness. When the family moved to Southern California in October 1959, Larene was worried that the boys would never forgive her for moving them from Idaho. Daughters Lori and Lisa joined the family in California. In March of 1963, they moved once again North to Livermore, California with several years spent in Maryland for work, where they raised their family until Perry’s retirement in 1993. Larene taught seminary in Livermore for a while and worked hard to impart on each student that Christ lives, and continued to impress this truth on her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchild through her life. 

 

In 2001, Perry and Larene served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Spanish speaking mission. Even though Larene couldn’t speak or understand Spanish much at all, she served faithfully.

 

When Perry’s health started to decline, they moved to Layton, Utah. After Perry’s death in August 2009, Larene was welcomed into the home of her daughter, Lori Call, in Syracuse where she has lived for the past 13.5 years. While living in Syracuse, Larene truly relished being surrounded by family and being visited any chance they could get. She also enjoyed attending the temple with family members including children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. 

 

Larene played the piano and enjoyed music, but never more than hearing her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren sing, play the piano, or play the many instruments they played, especially when they would do so in her home.

 

Larene loved family history and passed stories down about her ancestors to her posterity. She also enjoyed traveling and has traveled all over the United States, to England and Ireland, a cruise of the Panama Canal, New Zealand, and Australia, but her favorite was being able to travel to see the special events in her family’s lives from baby blessing, baptisms, mission farewells, weddings, and anything else she could get to. 

 

The most important things to Larene were her love and testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and her family. Having family gathered around for family prayer and scripture reading was her greatest joy, especially when family was gathered around her at her loved cabin in Island Park, Idaho. Each family member knows how much Larene loves them.

 

Larene was preceded in death by her parents; her siblings, Gale Remington, Marjory Coleman, and Katherine Stocks; her beloved spouse, Perry K Lovell; four grandchildren, Benjamin Lovell, Tashina Blau, Susie Call, and Stefan Drescher; and one great-grandson, Luke Daniel Call.

 

She is survived by her children: John Russell (Janet) of Lake Jackson, Texas, Charles David (Cristie) of Pocatello, Idaho, Perry Greg (Pam) of Boise, Idaho, Leslie Ann (Wade) Blau of Clearfield, Utah, Lori Ellen (Roger) Call of Syracuse, Utah, Lisa Sue (Matt) Gulick of Georgetown, Texas, and Laurel Lovell of Boise, Idaho; and her bonus son, who came with the house when they moved to Livermore, Kenneth (Nancy) Madsen of Bay City, Texas; brother-in-law, John Coleman; and sister-in-law Helen Remington. She is also survived by 52 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren, with one on the way; and one great-great-granddaughter.

 

The family would like to thank Jasmine with Dignity Hospice for her loving care and friendship.

 

2 Timothy 4:7:

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course,

I have kept the faith.”

Mom and Grandma, you certainly have.

 

Viewing will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2023, from 6:30-7:30 PM at Lindquist’s Syracuse Mortuary located at 869 South 2000 West, Syracuse, Utah. Funeral will be held Monday, January 30, 2023, at 10:30 AM with a viewing before from 9:00-10:00 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel located at 2679 South 1000 West, Syracuse, Utah. Larene’s interment will be at the Ririe-Shelton Cemetery, 12463 East 129 North, Rigby, Idaho 83442 later that afternoon.

Condolences may be shared, and live streaming of the services may be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of Larene’s obituary page at: www.lindquistmortuary.com

 

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