Robert Lawson Lovett
January 28, 1937 - April 10, 2021
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Robert Lawson Lovett (1937 – 2021) Robert Lawson Lovett had indomitable spirit. His zest for travel and adventure led him to enduring friendships from around the globe. As a conservationist, Robert’s passion in life was research and propagation of conifers – creating the Lovett Pinetums in Springfield, Missouri and in Lufkin, Texas. Growing up in…

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Kelly (Hendrickson) Sutton left a message on April 18, 2021:
Buffy, I’m so sorry for your loss. My mom Chris also sends her condolences.
Teresa M. Carroll left a message on April 15, 2021:
To the family of Dr. Lovett. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have so much respect for Dr. Lovett. I first met him upon requesting to do research in McKerrell Spring. He would come visit with me when I was working in the spring. He knew I was allergic to poison ivy and he would make sure there was a path mowed for me along side the spring. I had a copy of my dissertation made for him and when I took it to him he was so grateful. He actually read it ( not something I could say for all my PhD committee members-- ha), and wrote me of how much he enjoyed it. In later years, we would visit and he showed me several of the other McKerrell Springs and we talked a lot about the work at the Pinetum. He was so gracious to let me take my Drury students there for years and several did their senior thesis on McKerrell Spring. I no longer live in Missouri, but live in the SC pines. I cannot hear the breeze blowing through them without thinking of Dr. Lovett and the beautiful Pinetum he gave me the opportunity to work in. He was such a special person and I was privileged to have known him.
Martha Lovett left a message on April 14, 2021:
Elijah is blowing a dandelion into the wind in Lufkin Tx, when he was 6 years old. Bob, as this dandelion goes into the wind blown by you grandson; also your legacy stays behind to be spread into the world by your grandchildren. We will always love you and have you and Grandma Prya in our hearts! Lovett Cobos boys
Dean Braun left a message on April 14, 2021:
In memory of Robert Lawson Lovett, Dean Braun lit a candle
Marilyn Webb left a message on April 13, 2021:
I am so saddened to hear of Robert’s passing and send deepest sympathy to Buffy and all of Robert’s family. I only wish I would have known this very special man better as it was such a pleasure to have met him when Buffy and he were visiting Susie and Clare in WA. May our Loving God hold you close in your sorrow and loss.. With caring thoughts and deep sympathy to you.
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