John Kent Lovely

John Kent Lovely, USN Retired


Born May 17, 1969 in Long Beach, CA to John M and Cynthia J Lovely. Passed January 1, 2018 in Reno Nevada. The family moved to Flagstaff, AZ in 1979.  He attended Flagstaff Schools, graduating from Flagstaff High School in 1987. He was active in BSA Troop 33 at Sechrist School.


John Kent joined the US Navy after high school, serving in both the Pacific Atlantic Fleets. His career mostly involved Anti-Submarine warfare, first as an acoustics expert flying in P-3 aircraft and helicopters. His last duty involved maintaining those same helicopters to keep America safe for Democracy. His deployments took him all over the South Pacific Ocean, Mediterranean and Red Seas, and the Persian Gulf. He retired 2007 in Mayport, FL


After retirement he enjoyed pleasure sailing his own boats in Florida. Lastly, he removed to Reno Nevada pursuing a career as a commercial electrician.


Lovingly missed by his parents; brother James; children: John Andrew, Joshua, Peter, and Amanda; Alissa Lovely; Jeanette Pedersen, Jennifer Baldwin.


Interment will be at Arizona Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery Camp Navajo on Friday January 12, 2018 at 2:00 PM. A time of remembrance and celebration of life will follow at the Church of the Resurrection, 740 University Heights Drive South. Memories and condolences can be shared with family at

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