James Philip Lovely ’50 on April 19, 2009. Loving husband, father, and grandfather, after a long, courageous battle with lung and heart disease. He was born in San Jose, Calif., on October 7, 1928, to Dr. James and Louise Lovely. Jim was the eldest of three children. Jim was a student at the University of Santa Clara then graduated from San Jose State University. Upon graduation in 1950, he then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force serving overseas as an F86 jet pilot during the Korean War. In 1952, he married Jean Jorgensen, the love of his life. They had two children, Lisa and Rick and resided in Los Gatos, Calif. for 5 years. Jim was transferred by Guardian Life Insurance to New York where he and his family lived for 2 years. In 1961, they returned to Saratoga, Calif. Jim worked in the life insurance business for both Guardian Life and E.F. Hutton until his retirement in 1987. He was a member of Sainte Claire Club of San Jose and served for many years on the Saratoga School Board and on the Board of San Jose Hospital. Jim never lost his love for flying, always keeping in touch with his Air Force friends and treasured the opportunity to fly whenever he had the chance. He was an active outdoorsman, looking forward every year to the hunting seasons. Jim dearly loved the mountains and skiing. Jim always wanted to reside in the state of Idaho where he and his wife built their dream home in Sun Valley, Idaho. In 1995, they moved to Bend where Jim also enjoyed the beautiful mountains, golf and skiing. He belonged to the Hackers golf group at Widgi Creek Golf Club where he spent many wonderful days on the course with his pals. Jim is survived by his beloved wife, Jean; daughter, Lisa Lovely of San Francisco, son, Rick Lovely and his fiance, Shelly Jasper of Bend, granddaughter, Logan Lovely of San Francisco, sisters, Diane Lovely of Sacramento, Calif., Susan Donohue of Santa Clara, Calif., and many nieces and nephews, all in California. The most important part of Jim’s life was his family and friends, and was especially brightened by his new one year old granddaughter, Logan. He always loved raising his glass, toasting life which he lived to the fullest. Jim was a man well loved and respected by all who knew him. He will be so missed. Contributions may be made to Partners in Care of Bend, Ore.

08 Nov 2018