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Jeannine Marcelle Fontaine Lovelady

Jeannine Marcelle Fontaine Lovelady, 91, passed Saturday, Feb. 4, at the House of Hope, assisted living facility for Alzheimer’s in Wichita Falls.

A celebration of life will be held today at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church.

Graveside services will follow at Crestview Memorial Park in Wichita Falls, under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home.

 Jeannine was born in Paris, France to Marcel Jean Fernand Fontaine and Renee Eugenie Fontaine. She and Steve Odis Lovelady were married on April 29, 1947, in Paris. She worked part of her life as a bookkeeper and volunteered for the Red Cross at Shepherd AFB several years and was cited as outstanding volunteer of the year. She was also a seamstress, sewing clothing at home for women customers and specialized in alterations. She enjoyed traveling and visited many places, including Spain, Ireland, Russia, Israel, England, Greece as well as many places in the United States. She also enjoyed playing card and board games with family and enjoyed her church community, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Iowa Park for many years.

 She was preceded in death by her husband Steve in 1991; her infant son, Marvin in 1949; two sisters, Rene Herve and Raymonde Neve; and three brothers, Guy and Robert and Jean Fontaine.

 Survivors include her children, Delorse Lovelady of Seattle, WA, Randall Lovelady and Joycelyn McAllister, both of Iowa Park, and Joel Lovelady of Electra; three sisters, Simone and Suzanne Fontaine and Marie Jose Fuzet, all of France; six grandchildren: 11 great-grandchildren.

 In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made to The Good Samaritan Fund at Presbyterian Manor, House of Hope, 4600 Taft Boulevard, Wichita Falls, TX 76308. Hospice of Wichita Falls, P.O. Box 4804, Wichita Falls, TX 76308 or The Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.
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