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David George Loveless

July 26, 1933 — March 28, 2023

Just after 12 noon on March 28, 2023 David George Loveless passed quietly from this life into the spirit kingdom.
Born on July 26, 1933 David was the second son of Carl D. Loveless and Sybil Workman Loveless Booke.
David was born and raised in Provo, Utah. He enjoyed the sport of cheerleading during High School. After graduating from Provo High School, he enlisted in the Navy, serving in Flight Deck Operations with a helicopter squadron during the Korean War.
After an honorable discharge from the Navy, he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Northwest States Mission.
He Graduated from the University of Utah.
As he prepared to attend Medical School, he worked at LDS Hospital as a Surgical Technician. While working at LDS Hospital he met a pretty Registered Nurse by the name of Betty Louise Jones. It took a bit of persuasion, but she finally agreed to go out with him. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on June 26, 1958.
The FBI motto stands for:   Fidelity. Bravery. Integrity.
Throughout his long life, he exemplified and embraced these principles not only in his service to the American people but in his daily life.
He was awarded the FBI Star and the “possible” award for a perfect score on the firearm qualifying range. This was a rare accomplishment for Agents. The term “possible” meant that he had a perfect score out of all possible shots moving through a firing course, shooting in various body positions such as kneeling, standing, around barriers and alternating holding the pistol between his left and right hand.
Two years later he broke a record by shooting a second “possible” score, earning the award again.
During his twenty-two years of service in the FBI as an investigator, he lectured on newly developing fields of investigation at FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
As an Eagle Scout in his youth, he carried the love of scouting all his life. He served as a Scoutmaster for many years.
The Scouts enjoyed many summers of whitewater canoe trips on the Snake River just scout of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Both older sons, Matthew and Michael were often among the group of scouts. After a few years of being left behind while the “men and boys” went on these Boy Scout adventures, Merrilee passionately explained that it wasn’t right that she was left being left behind. That’s when the fun really started!  Many exciting and dangerous adventures followed and all of us survived to share the stories.
Bless my dad for finally agreeing.
Our father valued service to others. He was an example of being interested in other people and finding ways to help them, whether it was Christmas, or a fence that needed fixing, our dad always loved having a project to work on.
David loved his years working in the St. George Temple Baptistry.
David and Betty had wonderful experiences and memories from the 18 months they served as Senior Missionaries in Australia.
Our father was passionate about Family History research and Emergency Preparedness. He loved our country and was quite a Patriot. He must have believed that a person couldn’t have too many American flags.
David and Betty had wonderful experiences and memories from the 18 months they served as Senior Missionaries in Australia.
During their 60 years of marriage, they had briefly lived in Texas, Auburn, California for 9 years, Cottonwood Heights, Utah for 30 years and then St. George, Utah for 12 years. They were blessed to develop dear friendships with many wonderful people.
In 2017, both David and Betty moved from St. George to live with Merrilee’s family, in Syracuse, Utah.
Following Betty’s passing, our father continued living with Merrilee’s family and enjoying his remaining years surrounded by the people who loved him and knew him best.
David had a way of acknowledging each person he met, making them feel special with his huge smile, warm greetings and hugs.
This often left people he met commenting to our family….”I just love your dad!”
David was preceded in death by his parents and older brother, Carl Loveless. His son, Michael S. Loveless and daughter, Sheryl A. Loveless.
Betty Louise Jones Loveless passed away on July 18, 2018, three weeks after their 60th Wedding Anniversary.
David is survived by:
His sons, Matthew A. Loveless, and Samuel G. Loveless, daughter in law, Rebecca Loveless and his daughter, Merrilee R. Mullen and her husband, Tracy Mullen.
Grandchildren: Brandon Campbell, Joshua Loveless, Tyler Loveless and Zachary Loveless. Nathan (Sheridan)Mullen, Alivia Mullen and Sophia Mullen.
Dallin (Morgan) Loveless, Lindsay Loveless, Russell Loveless and James Loveless.
Great Grandchildren: Harper, Ian and Caleb Mullen, Ella and Carter Loveless.
His Sister-in-Law, Carol Loveless has been an example of selfless love, kindness and perseverance to us all through the years.
David’s kind and loyal sister, Kim Booke Overton and her husband, Glen Overton were never far away when their support was needed for any member of our family. Through many decades of joy and sorrow, their loving support has been such a blessing for our entire family.
The family wishes to express our love and appreciation for the compassionate care he received from Denise, his Nurse with Inspiration Hospice.
Services will be held on Saturday, April 8th at 12:00 pm with a viewing at 11:00 am
at Memorial Estates Mountain View, 3115 East Bengal Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, Utah.
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April 8, 2023 at 12:00 PM
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