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Obituary for Rose Margaret Lovato

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Rose Margaret Lovato

September 26, 1928 - April 29, 2011

Rose Margaret LovatoRoy, Utah-Rose Margaret Lovato, 82, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2011 surrounded by her loving family.On September 26, 1928, mom was born to Abdon & Benita Olivas in Park View New Mexico. Mom grew up in Los Ojos, New Mexico and graduated from Tierra Amarilla High School where she excelled both academically and in sports with her favorite being basketball. Mom married Julian R. Lovato in Park View, New Mexico on October 25, 1948 and together started a family of seven children. Mom and dad moved to Ogden, Utah in 1966. Mom was a proud mother and homemaker never working outside of the home until 1978. Mom believed that children were a gift from God and that we should always be grateful for the time we have with them.Mom worked at the Ogden Clinic and retired after 18 years of service. Mom had a very strong work ethic and was proud of the patients she helped and friendships she made at work.Mom had many passions including watching the Utah Jazz, playing Bingo, Wendover trips and reading. You could always hear her cheering the loudest at her grandchildren’s games. Mom was a generous person and always made sure one never went without.Mom is survived by her husband of 62 years and their six children, Diana (Phil) Montano, Roy; Richard Lovato, Ogden; Ruben (Shirley) Lovato, Ogden; Allen (Ellen) Lovato, Clearfield; Dolores (Mike) Laure, Roy; Martin (Kimberly) Lovato, Riverdale; 30 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.Mom was preceded in death by a son Julian R. Lovato Jr.; her parents; a brother Abdon Olivas Jr.; a granddaughter Jeana Lovato; and a special son-in-law George Laure.A viewing will be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street on Tuesday May 3, 2011 from 6-7 p.m. with a Celebration of Life from 7-8 p.m. followed by Holy Rosary at 8:00 p.m. Family will also greet friends at Leavitt’s Mortuary Wednesday morning from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to funeral mass. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday May 4, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 514 24th St. Ogden, with Father Ken Vialpando Celebrant.Interment in Aultorest Memorial Park.The family would like to thank Applegate Hospice nurses, Julie, Lori and Valerie for all the tender care and support they gave our mother.Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Time: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

St. Joseph Catholic Church


514 24th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Timeline for Rose Margaret Lovato

Born: September 26, 1928
Died: April 29, 2011

Condolences for Rose Margaret Lovato

Monica Garcia posted on 5/5/11

Allen, Ellen and Familia, Your heart felt pain is unknowing. Love Rosa! We will miss her..and she we continue to live her passion & her Sprit in all of us forever!!Peace and Gods embrace to all love:Raquel, Paco, Monica & Familia.


Paula Nielsen-Volpi posted on 5/4/11

I so sorry to hear of your mother's passing - It is never easy and I know how sad you must be. Take care and let me know if you need anything.Your friend.Paula Nielsen-Volpi


Paula Nielsen-Volpi posted on 5/4/11

I so sorry to hear of your mother's passing - It is never easy and I know how sad you must be. Take care and let me know if you need anything.Your friend.Paula Nielsen-Volpi


Willie & Jeana Salinas posted on 5/4/11

Marty and family, We were really sorry to hear about your mom's passing. I know it is never an easy thing to go through. We apologize for not being able to make it to the viewing but wanted you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you the strength that you need to see you through this. Take care and God bless you during this difficult time. Your friends, Willie and Jeana Salinas and family.


Nance Hogge posted on 5/3/11

It's sad for us when someone we love pass'es.But to know our heavenly father is by her side ,as she watch's over you with loved one's all around, I hope it bring's comfort to the heart. Rose was a pure sweet soul, and a loved lady by all who knew her.She will be greatly missed.let me know if there is anything I can help with. Sincerely Nance


Laura Daye Sanchez posted on 5/3/11

Sending my condolences to all the family, she was my "mom" too for 20 years. Love to all. Thank you Rose for everything, my children are so lucky to have known you as their grandmother.


Sophie & Brenda Olivas posted on 5/3/11

Our hearts, prayers and thoughts are with the Lovato family. It is never easy losing a loved one, especially when it is a parent. But I know that My Tia Rose, my dad (Abdon) grandma, grandpa, Kenny(brother) and Mito are all together now and smiling down on us and watching over us all.


Mike & Marie Neri & family posted on 5/2/11

Phil,Diane and all of the Lovato family Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Blessings to all your family members.