Eastman Hall, Flandreau South Dakota
Friday, November 27, 2009
Gary Roger Lovejoy died Tuesday November 24th, 2009.
Gary was born November 20th, 1939 in Flandreau, SD to Forrest F. Lovejoy and Della Mae Sutton. Gary grew up in Flandreau where he was a member of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe and attended the Flandreau school systems. He then moved to various cities around the United States before settling in NayTahWaush, MN. He later married Lauren Adele Keahna in April of 1965. He resided in NayTahWaush with Lauren where he loved to drive semi, haul beets, and most of all leech with his grandchildren and his son Brian in Virginia, MN. Gary would do anything to support his family, whom he loved more than life itself. Gary recently moved back to Flandreau, SD in 2005 to be with his family and friends. He spent much of his time raising his horses and watching Nascar Racing and various mystery programs. He will forever be loved and be greatly missed by many.
Gary is survived by his sisters, Barbara Balboa, Charlotte Lovejoy, Della Sue Shumm, Sharon Maras, Ardetta Lovejoy, Jackie (Randy) Barse; one brother Larry Lovejoy; six children, John Foster, Gary Foster, Carla Foster, Mary Frances Lovejoy, Kathy Jo Harr, Warren Brian Lovejoy; sixteen grandchildren, Keahna (Gabriel) Lovejoy, Kyle Lovejoy, Vincent Lovejoy, Kristy Harr, Thomas Harr, Teah (Nate) Lovejoy, John Gordon, Kimmie Ashing, Allison Connor, Jessica Lovejoy, Trevor Ashing, Tristan Lovejoy, David and Mikey Garcia, Dustin and Joy Foster; great grand-children Gabriel Lee Keezer Jr., DeJonelle Faye Gordon, Steven Vincent Keezer, Trevica Taylor Jensen, Ethan Tait Sargent Jr., Cheyanne Rae Harr, Kyan Patrick Lovejoy; many nieces and nephews including his two little cowhands Trey Jaycox and Damien Red Earth. He was preceded in death by his parents Forrest and Della Mae Lovejoy, his sister Diana Lynn, and one brother Forrest Lowell Lovejoy.
Funeral services for Gary Lovejoy were held on Friday, November 27th at 2:00 P.M. at Eastman Hall in Flandreau, South Dakota. Interment First Presbyterian Cemetery.
Honorary Casket Bearers were Mary Frances Lovejoy, Kathy Jo Harr, Warren Brian Lovejoy, John Foster, Gary Foster and Carla Foster.
Casket Bearers were Kyle and Vincent Lovejoy, Warren Brian Lovejoy, John Gordon, Gabriel Keezer, Brian Jaycox, Randy & Josh Barse and Shayne Erickson.
An all night wake will start at 4 P.M. on Thursday, November 26th at Eastman Hall in Flandreau. Funeral service will be at 2 P.M. on Friday, November 27th at Eastman Hall.