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Baker City, Oregon

Elizabeth V. “Betty” Lovelace, 81, a longtime Baker City resident, died June 17, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.

A memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, 2235 First St. The Rev. Robert C. Irwin will officiate. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception at St. Francis Parish Hall after the service.

Betty was born on Nov. 17, 1922, at South Canaan, Pa., to Valeria and Andrew Jarusik. After her high school graduation, she worked as a secretary for RCA and DuPont corporations before coming West.

She married William Edgar Lovelace at St. Francis Cathedral in 1946. During her years in Baker City, she worked as a secretary to Leo Adler and later for Baker County in both the Health Department and County Court.

After her employment with the county, Betty worked for Irving Rand and then became a real estate agent with Curfman Real Estate and Lovelace Real Estate.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, William and Frances Lovelace of Baker City; a brother, Stanley of Frenchburg, Ky.; and sister, Antoinette James of Toms River, N.J.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William; and brothers, Charles, Carl, Henry, John, Joseph, Leo and Louis.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Baker County Meals on Wheels Program through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 25, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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