Ella Mae Loveland


(February 9, 2003)

Ella Mae Loveland, 77, of Powell, died Sunday, Feb. 9 at the Powell Nursing Home.

She was born April 4, 1925, in Greybull to Vaughn A. and Nellie Mae Grace (Glover) Hodson. She graduated from Burlington High School in 1943.

On April 28, 1943, she married Robert (Bob) Loveland in Basin. In 1946, they moved to Powell to make their home.

She was a wife, mother and clerk and, along with her husband, owned and operated Powell Auto Repair.

She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church and the Big Horn Basin Boat Club.

Survivors include her three daughters, Billie Kasinger and husband Dale of Powell, Judi Spomer and husband Carl of Thermopolis and Bobette Smith and husband Ray of Powell; brothers Jerry Hodson and Griffin Hodson, both of Cody; nine grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bob in 1998; her parents; three brothers; and a son-in-law, Duard Thronburg.

Cremation has taken place, and memorial services are tentatively scheduled Thursday morning, Feb. 13 at Hope Lutheran Church. Burial of cremains will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Should friends desire, memorials to Hope Lutheran Church or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.