F. Warren Lovell, MD
F. Warren Lovell, MD, COL, USAFR (Ret), of Ventura, CA, passed away Friday, July 15, 2016, at age 94. Warren was born June 13, 1922, to Sherman Watson Lovell and Ruby Jane Dunn Lovell, in Astoria, OR.
His early years were spent in Astoria where he hunted, sailed, worked in a salmon cannery and helped out at Lovell Auto Company. He enlisted in the National Guard and was home on weekend leave when his mom heard the news from Hawaii on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941.
Warren became a member of 87th Mtn Inf (precursor to Tenth Mountain Division), US Army in 1942, skiing and training in the snow on Mt. Rainier. He was accepted into US Army Air Corps pilot training program later that year and qualified as a B 25 G pilot. 1st LT Fred 'Love' Lovell joined 820th Bomb Sq, 41st Bomb Gp (M), 7th Air Force and headed out to the Pacific. He and his crew saw the mushroom cloud over Nagasaki, Japan.
After the war, Warren enrolled in the University of Oregon, following his beloved brother, Bob. He joined the group of Lovell Phi Beta Kappas. In 1950 he Mary Margaret Jones married and trekked to Chicago where he attended Northwestern Medical School. The couple made lifelong friends and their kids started coming along.
Warren went back into the military, the US Air Force by then, as a flying Flight Surgeon. He was assigned to Armed Forces Institute of Pathology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
After leaving the Air Force, Warren worked as a hospital pathologist and opened a laboratory with partners in Seattle. He was also a partner in a cattle ranch as well as being part of the Lovell Auto Company. He flew with the US Air Force Reserve.
Warren was a board certified Neuro Pathologist but added Forensics to the mix. After he and Mary divorced, he applied for a job in Ventura and was hired as Medical Examiner of Ventura County in 1981. He continued consulting on aircraft accidents and also testified as an expert on police brutality cases.
He and June Ann Hendrickson married in Arvada, CO, in 1981. After her death in 2002, Warren married June Wineinger Seery (June #2) in 2004, in Ventura.
After retirement, Warren worked with University of California, Irvine, doing examinations as part of a study of schizophrenia. The Allen Institute also hired him to assist in their study, as well.
He loved music, studying languages, good food, travel, but most of all, talking to friends. He was active in Rotary for years and served on the Board of the Salvation Army. He and both Junes attended Grace Lutheran Church and appreciated the love and kindness of the congregation.
Warren is survived by his first wife, Mary Jones Hudson, Seattle, sister-in-law Mary Robinson Lovell of Astoria, children Peggy (Joe Spah), and Sherman all of Seattle area, Robert (Marjie) Makawao, HI, Mary Jo (Chris Blazina) Bainbridge Island, and Tina (Rick Brynsvold), Shelby Township, MI. The proudest grandfather in the world leaves Katie, Matthew and Brendan Spah, Lily and Jemma Blazina, and Douglas and Kristin Brynsvold. Warren was the very proud and loving uncle of Bill Lovell, Jane Lovell, Anne Saarheim-Riggs and Martha Dahl, as well as step-niece Angela Kalen.
He is also survived by wife June #2, step-sons Michael and Peter Seery, and Archie the Wonder Dog.
A visitation will take place Friday, July 22, 2016 from 6 to 8 pm at Hughes Ransom Mortuary, 576 12th St, Astoria, OR. In lieu of flowers, donations to Clatsop County Historical Society, Columbia River Maritime Museum, Clatsop Humane Society, or Grace Episcopal Church would be appreciated.