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Isabella Clara Huppert Lovell

June 14, 1919 - March 14, 2015

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Isabella Clara Huppert Lovell, was born on June 14, 1919, in Mequon, WI, and grew up on her family’s farm on the shores of Lake Michigan. One of four children, Isabella lost her mother when she was just 13 years old. She often talked about her mother, Mathilda, and the treasured memories she had of her. Isabella helped her father, Henry, on the farm and to raise her younger siblings. She met her husband and best friend, Richard, at a dance that she attended with her sister, Lucille, in 1941. After they were married, Richard served in France as part of the U.S. Army for three years. When he returned from the war, Richard and Isabella and their children lived in Wisconsin for a time before moving to Orlando, FL in 1955, with Richard’s twin brother and his family. Richard and Isabella were devoted to one another and not only raised a family together but worked together. After 27 years apart, Isabella is now reunited with Richard in heaven. Isabella passed away peacefully on March 14, 2015, in Raleigh, NC surrounded by her family.

Isabella was a beautiful woman. She lived her life with a strength of character and spirit, kindness, selflessness and humility that was exemplary. She touched the lives of everyone around her without even trying and will be greatly missed. Isabella enjoyed the outdoors and the sunshine. She would have loved the warm sunny days of Spring. She was very independent and active, refused to use a walker, and even at 95 years of age, walked in the neighborhood as weather permitted. Isabella was a great baker, and taught her granddaughter everything she needed to know. Isabella loved animals and enjoyed feeding the ducks and little brown birds. She loved God and was a faithful follower of Christ for her entire life. Isabella treasured her family and especially enjoyed the times she spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is predeceased by her parents Henry and Mathilda Freihammer Huppert and her husband Richard Llewellyn Lovell; her beloved sister Lucille Huppert Peri; brothers Andrew and Alphonse Huppert. She is survived by: her daughter Kathleen Lovell Gaston (Michael) and son Douglas D. Lovell (Cherie); grandchildren, Stephanie Gaston Poley (Jeffrey), Alison Lovell VanZant (Jeffrey), and Jason Lovell (Anne); great grandchildren Brice, Cailey, Ansley and Reese VanZant, and Wyatt and April Lovell; nieces, Annette Peri Alatalo, Lynne Huppert Braun, Perri Lovell Kranzdorf, and Gayle Lovell Greathouse; nephews Dr. John Peri, Dr. James Peri, and Roger Lovell.

A funeral mass will be held for Isabella on May 1, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Raleigh, NC. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her honor to Catholic Charities: catholiccharitiesraleigh.org or the American Heart Association: 3131 RDU Center Dr. Raleigh NC 27601. Condolences: rfhr.com

Funeral Mass for Isabella Lovell, will be at a later date, due to illness in family.
Posted by:
Dan Hartzog
Posted on:
March 26, 2015
How I wish I had been able to know this special lady, but I have heard a little about her over the past few years. And I know that her daughter Kathleen is special, too--all because I do know her very special granddaughter Stephanie--the one that Gram taught everything she needed to know. From what I have learned, all of you were very close and the wonderful tribute confirms that she had, and will continue to have, a lasting positive impact on your lives. I loved the story about her life and I think that all of us who know Stephanie have benefitted from Isabella's life. So thank God for Isabella Lovell, for all that she meant to her family and for her wonderful legacy. I am both sorry for your loss and happy to know that you had such a wonderful lady in your lives. My best wishes to all of you Gastons and Poleys.
Sincerely, Dan Hartzog
Posted by:
Gordon and Carol Poley
Posted on:
March 26, 2015
We first met Gram 3 years ago at Stephanie and Jeff's wedding in Raleigh. We loved her immediately because she was so warm and welcoming to us. Every time we saw her after that she was the same way. She so obviously loved her family and was so greatly loved by them. She was a wonderful and gracious lady!
Carol and Gordon Poley
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