RICE, UTAH-Michael LaVar Loveless passed away Tuesday Nov. 11, 2008 in an airplane accident involving weather and high mountains in Colorado.
He was born Oct. 22, 1957 in Provo, Utah to "C" LaVar Loveless and Kathryn Clark Loveless. He married his high school sweetheart, Colleen Grange of Huntington, Utah, June 15, 1979 in the SLC Temple. They are the proud parents of two children Spencer (Marcy) Loveless and Mikaleen (Jake) Mellor. Proud grandparents of Andrew and Monson Loveless.
Mike grew up in Orem, Utah and attended Orem High for two years and Emery County High School as a senior, where he and Colleen met. Mike excelled in wrestling in high school and enjoyed all outdoor sports and activities. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in San Antonio, Texas 1976 -1978.
He worked construction as a diesel mechanic for three years and then for UP children Spencer (Marcy) Loveless of Price, Mikaleen (Jake) Mellor of Cedar City, (mother) Kathryn Loveless of Orem, (sister) LaKay (Scott) Stephenson of Sandy, (brother) Randy (Marie) Loveless of Orem, (sister) Lorraine (Rick) Carter of Lindon; grandchildren Andrew and Monson Loveless of Price as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Mike will be greatly missed by his family and work associates as well as his many friends. Please remember his life with his favorite saying, "LIFE IS GOOD".
Funeral services were Monday Nov. 17, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Price LDS Stake Center, 150 South 500 East. A gathering was Monday from 9-10:30 a.m. immediately prior to the services. An earlier gathering was held Sunday Nov. 16, from 6-8 p.m. at the Fourth and Fifth Ward LDS Church, 545 East 400 North. Interment was in the Cliffview Cemetery, Price, Utah. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers the family has set up a Mike Loveless Scholarship Fund at the College of Eastern Utah.