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Bellville Times
DeEtte Reed Lovell of Austin, Texas, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005
in Round Rock, Texas at the age of 94 years.
DeEtte Lovell was born on Oct. 21, 1910 in Clarendon, Texas to Myrtle Tucker
Reed and Albert Reed. She was reared in the Panhandle of Texas with her two
brothers Gail Reed and Earl Reed and her two sisters Alberta Reed Garland
and Jeanell Reed Morehead, who all predeceased her.
On Jan. 4, 1930 she and Edd Lovell were married in the courthouse in Claude,
Texas. Being a salesman, Edd moved a great deal during the hard times of the
1930s and 40s. She learned to adapt to different places and was a pro at
moving, having lived in 41 different places during her lifetime. Amarillo
was home to DeEtte and Edd for many years. They made many lasting friends
there, especially through their active membership at St. Stephens United
Methodist Church.
In 1992, due to health reasons, Edd and DeEtte moved from Amarillo to
Austin. Also making the move was DeEtte¹s brother Earl, who she cared for
like a son. In 1995, Edd passed away. They enjoyed 65 wonderful years
together. For the past two years, DeEtte was a resident of Merrill Gardens,
Austin, where she made many friends and enjoyed her residency. DeEtte was a
member of Crestview United Methodist Church of Austin.
DeEtte was a very talented seamstress, an excellent homemaker and an avid
reader and crossword puzzle player. She enjoyed watching sports on
television and was a true caregiver her entire life, caring not only for her
own children, but for her brother, who had special needs.
Mother was blessed with almost 95 years of good health. In recent years, she
mastered a computer, the Internet and emailing. She continued to do
exquisite handwork for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was
known for her one-of-a-kind tapestry handbags, totes, dolls and Christmas
ornaments. She grew African violets and orchids as a hobby.
DeEtte Lovell is survived by her four children and their spouses: Leslie
Lovell and wife Margie of Bellville, Texas; Joyce Patton and husband K. A.
³Red², of Round Rock; Ouida Teel and husband Alan of Round Rock; and Sue
Brown and husband Donnie, of Dacula, Georgia. She is also survived by nine
loving grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren who affectionately called
her Nonie.
Graveside services were Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005, at Cook-Walden Capital
Parks, Pflugerville, Texas, with Pastor Pat Glazener-Cooney of Crestview
United Methodist Church  officiating.  Honorary pallbearers were her
grandsons, Steven Lovell, Edd Patton, Pat Patton, Alan Teel, Jr., Mike Teel,
John Paul Brown, and great-grandson Eric Leatherman.

Posted by Joy Neely


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