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01/28/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Bill Lovedahl

William Lawrence Lovedahl
(d. 18 Jan 2016)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
   The sad news continues today.
  Bill Lovedahl, brother of  Jimmy Lovedahl ('61) of VA and of the late Richard Lovedahl, Mack Lovedahl, Robert Lovedahl, Lucille Lovedahl Hill (16 June 1924 - 10 Nov 2008), Dorothy Lovedahl Griffin and Jane Lovedahl Houge (17 Oct 1926 - 28 Apr 1988), passed away in Newport News on Monday, January 18, 2016 at the age of 83.

     From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 01/27/16, 10:58 PM - More Deaths:

...William Lawrence Lovedahl, age 83, passed away January 18, 2016. He was the brother of Jimmy Lovedahl, class of 1961. I do not know if he went to N.N.H.S. or not.
I did not see him in the 1950 or 1951 yearbook. He had a private graveside at Peninsula Memorial Park on January 27th...

   Fred, I am so sorry to learn this. Thank you for letting me know; considering the age gap between Bill and Jimmy, I had been debating whether or not this was indeed "one of ours".

From the Daily Press - 01/24/16:   

                    William Lawrence Lovedahl


NEWPORT NEWS - William Lawrence Lovedahl, 83, passed away Monday, January 18, 2016.

He was a native of Waynesville, North Carolina, and a resident of the Peninsula for 59 years. He worked at Newport News Shipbuilding for 34 years until he retired March 1991 working as an Administrative Specialist in the Welders Dept. From 1991 - 1999, he also served as an Assistant Coach for the NNS Apprentice Golf team.

He is preceded in death by his brothers, Richard, Mack, and Robert; sisters Lucille, Dorothy and Jane.

Survivors include his daughter, Theresa L. Smith and husband Alton L Smith; two sons, Randy Lovedahl and wife, Carolyn, and Kenneth Lovedahl and wife, Sandy; brother, James Lovedahl; two grandchildren, Dana Carter and Emily Lovedahl; and one great-grandson, Bryce Carter.

A private graveside service will be held Wednesday, January 27 at Peninsula Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church General Fund.

Arrangements are in the care of Peninsula Funeral Home.


Bill Lovedahl

Published in Daily Press on January 24, 2016.    View Guest Book


January 24, 2016

KENNY, our heart goes out to you at this sad time.

~ Bruce and Kathleen Lindsay, Hesperia, Michigan

January 24, 2016

My dad, Sonny Chapman, enjoyed working with Bill and many golf and other outings during his retirement. He considered him a good friend. Sorry to read of his passing.

~ Tom Chapman, Bend, Oregon

January 24, 2016

The Lovedahl family,

Very sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. What a nice man Bill was. He broke me in for my first job at the shipyard in 1968 (the piecework counters). We worked together a lot of years and I would eventually take his place when he retired in '91. He helped me greatly and I really liked working for him and with him. My sympathy is with all of you and I'm sure each of you have many great memories. He always spoke highly of his kids.

Buddy and Mary Rilee
Gloucester, Virginia

~ Buddy Rilee, Gloucester, Virginia
Theresa and family. I'm so sorry for your loss. Cheryl and my prayers are with you. 

- Mike Mack

January 25, 2016

Kenny, Randy, and Theresa,

My condolences upon the passing of your dad. Both he and your mom were fixtures in the old neighborhood. They don't have many neighborhoods like that anymore! It was a wonderful time and place to grow up. Your family had a lot to do with making it that special! I know his health was not going well, so I am relieved that those issues are now over, but he will be sorely missed.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do.

I know my family, (Nancy, David, and my mom, Norma Carmines) all feel the same way about him, and about you all.


Robert Carmines

~ Robert Carmines, Newport News, Virginia


January 26, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss, may God be with you all during this difficult time.


January 27, 2016

Mr. Lovedahl was one of us at Bethany UMC. He was in our Happy Hearts group, came to our lunches and frequently went with our group out to lunch. I remember having him come with us to Donk's Theater one Saturday. He was such a sweet and gentle soul. We have missed him and will always have warm memories.

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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Bill's family and friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Rock of Ages

Words by Augustus Montague Toplady, 1763 (first published in The Gospel Magazine, 1775)
(04 Nov 1740 - 11 Aug 1778)

Music by Thomas Hastings
(15 Oct 1784 - 15 May 1872)

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee,
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy riven side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure,
Save me from its guilt and pow'r.

Not the labors of my hands
Can fulfill Thy law's demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.

Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to Thy cross I cling;
Naked come, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly,
Wash me, Savior, or I die!

While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyes shall close in death,
When I soar to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.

"Rock of Ages" midi (sequenced by Brian M. Ames) and lyrics courtesy of - 03/30/09

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 03/15/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04   

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